The Head Softball coach will serve as the primary coach and administrator for the softball program. This position will be a 12 month, full time, exempt position and other administrative duties will be assigned. Additional responsibilities may include but not be limited to the following: compliance, sports information, intramurals, academic support, etc.
The Husson University softball program has won multiple North Atlantic Conference championships. Husson has outstanding softball facilities which include a press box and bleachers.
Other duties may be assigned:
* Demonstrate teaching and coaching competencies with regards to skill instruction and tactical strategies * Motivation and ability to conduct daily practice sessions * Design and execute a competitive schedule * Monitor and provide input regarding the strength and conditioning program for the team * Program budget management * Organize team travel arrangements including meals, hotels, and transportation * The willingness to work with the softball program on annual planning and promotions * Participate in department wide and sport specific fundraising efforts * Develop and implement a comprehensive recruiting plan to include recruiting qualified collegiate student-athletes * Provide leadership in the personal, academic, and athletic development of student-athletes * Monitoring the academic progress of student-athletes * Monitoring the conduct of the student-athletes; develop written team expectations * Supervise and utilize assistant coaches * Implement the basic principles and policies of the athletic governing bodies (NCAA / NAC / ECAC) and Husson University * Game management assignments in the fall and winter
Education: B.A. or B.S. degree required, Master’s degree preferred
Experience: Three years successful coaching experience at the high school or collegiate level (high school experience must be as a head coach),head coaching experience preferred, and the ability to work successfully in a highly competitive Division III environment. Coaching licenses, certifications, and badges preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities: Working knowledge of coaching pitchers, catchers, and field players. The ability to work with recruiting software and the ability to create film sessions with both individual members of the team and the full team.
Candidates with a background in NCAA Compliance will receive preference.
Must also possess the skills to function well in a variety of roles that interact positively with the administration, faculty, coaching staff, student-athletes and other on-campus and off-campus communities.
The normal work environment includes outdoor weather conditions on a daily basis with regard to both practices and games.