Under the direction of the Director of Athletics, the Head Softball Coach will be responsible for the organization and administration of an NCAA Division III softball program. The W is in phase 2 of the reintroduction of intercollegiate athletics with a total of 12 sports slated to compete for the 2018-19 academic year.
1.Primarily responsible for the training, teaching and conditioning of student-athletes in preparation for contests, planning and supervision of practices, preparation of game strategies and coaching the team during contests.
2.Responsible for overseeing the concerns of student-athletes both on and off the field of competition. This includes monitoring the academic performance and furthering the success of the team in meeting academic and eligibility criteria. Responsible for the behavior and appearance of student-athletes while they are representing the University.
3.Responsible for all aspects of the recruitment of student-athletes of high moral character who demonstrate the desire to excel in academics and athletics. Including, but not limited to, attending primary evaluation sites to identify talent and travel to contests / tournaments to evaluate prospects. Compliance with NCAA and Conference legislation is mandatory at all times.
4.Responsible for a variety of administrative tasks, including but not limited to the production and maintenance of annual reports, recruiting logs, practice calendars, scheduling and other various reports for NCAA compliance related issues.
5.Responsible for operating within the programs budget, which will be developed in conjunction with and approved by the Director of Athletics. Responsible for equipment purchase requests and team travel advance requests from business office. Must account for all expenditures by providing receipts in a timely manner to the business office.
6.Responsible for organizing and participating in community service activities for the team in an effort to promote Mississippi University for Women and the Athletic Department.
7. Responsible for participating in annual fundraising activities to assist with the women’s softball team and University objectives.
8.Responsible for assisting with game operations for fall and winter home contests.
9.Responsible for all other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Bachelor’s degree required, master’s preferred.
Three (3) years prior coaching and/or playing experience at the collegiate level preferred.
Knowledge of and adherence to NCAA rules, as well as University and departmental policies.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, Internet and Email. Excellent organization and time management skills are necessary. * Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
First Aid/CPR certification required.
A clean driving record and a valid driver’s license required
Visit www.owlsathletics.com for more information on the program.
Online applications only. To apply, please visit https://muw.peopleadmin.com/postings/2953
Additional Salary Information: commensurate with experience
About The W
A Carnegie Master's S public institution, Mississippi University for Women (MUW) provides high-quality undergraduate and graduate education for women and men in a variety of liberal arts and professional programs, while maintaining its historic commitment to academic and leadership development for women. MUW emphasizes a personalized learning environment in all of its educational programs, which are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Professional Studies, College of Education and Human Sciences, and College of Nursing and Speech Language Pathology. MUW delivers selected programs and courses through distance education formats to provide educational opportunities throughout Mississippi and the United States, while addressing the unique educational and public service needs of northeast Mississippi and adjoining counties in northwest Alabama. MUW supports research, scholarship, and creativity to enhance faculty development and student learning and to advance knowledge in the disciplines offered by the university.