Under the direction of the head coach, the assistant coach will assist the head coach with the coordination, guidance, direction and supervision of a nationally competitive softball program with emphasis on academic and athletic excellence. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to coaching student-athletes, on/off-campus recruiting; assisting with practice and conditioning activities, film breakdown, scouting and recruiting, monitoring student-athlete academic progress, game management, camp coordination, compliance, participation in clinics and summer camps; and professional expectations.
Strong background in skill analysis and techniques.
Thorough knowledge of and commitment to compliance with NCAA Division I rules and regulations.
Commitment to the academic success of student-athletes.
Experience in motivating players to achieve maximum levels of performance.
Evidence of ability to interact positively with student-athletes, parents, colleagues and the public.
Evidence of strong organizational skills.
Demonstration of effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Two years coaching or playing experience at the D-I level.
Demonstrated ability to successfully train athletes’ individual skill development.
Proven competitive success coaching, recruiting or as an athlete at a competitive NCAA program.
Experience in conducting camps and clinics.
Specialized knowledge and use of technology and video to enhance player development and team performance.
Experience in coaching pitching or infield and base running.
Recruitment of student-athletes who can compete successfully on a level consistent with program expectations.
About North Dakota State University
North Dakota State University is a student-focused, land-grant, research university — an economic engine that educates students, conducts primary research, creates new knowledge and advances technology. The university provides affordable access to an excellent education at a top-ranked institution that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment, educating future leaders who will create solutions to national and global challenges that will shape a better world.
NDSU is a major research university of 14,400 students. The university’s researchers are leaders in areas such as nanotechnology, microelectronics, polymers, food safety, plant science, vaccinology, biotechnology, robotics and materials science.
NDSU is listed as 83 among 402 public universities based NDSU’s research expenditures reported to the National Science Foundation. In addition, NDSU is listed in the National Science Foundation’s top 100 in several areas, including: agricultural sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, chemistry, and computer sciences.
NDSU is a member of The Summit League and Missouri Valley Football Conference with an affiliate membership in the Big 12 Conference ...for wrestling.
NDSU has a storied history of athletic success including 25 team national championships since 1965 in football, women’s basketball, wrestling, softball, men’s cross country and women’s indoor track and field.
Since completing the reclassification to NCAA Division I in 2008, the Bison have won five football national championships, made three NCAA men’s basketball tournaments, eight softball regionals and one super regional, three NCAA women’s volleyball postseason appearances, NCAA regionals in women’s soccer, women’s golf and baseball, and produced several All-Americans in track and field, cross country and wrestling.