Appalachian State University, a Division I member of the Sun Belt Conference, is seeking a candidate for the position of Head Softball Coach
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and manage all facets of a NCAA Division I softball program, including, but not limited to: Academic success; Recruitment and retention of student-athletes; Skill development, instruction, and strategies to achieve competitive success; Budget and resource management; Scheduling of all competition and training; Alumni/community engagement; Coaching staff supervision; Sportsmanship; Compliance with principles and bylaws of the NCAA, Appalachian State University, and the Sun Belt Conference; Commitment to student-athlete welfare and personal development.
• Bachelor’s degree required • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills • Strong organizational skills • 4-6 years of collegiate softball coaching experience • Demonstrated ability to produce and lead a championship level softball program • Evidence of successful recruitment and retention of student-athletes • Knowledge of NCAA Division I rules and regulations
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina, Appalachian State University has built a national reputation for providing outstanding academics. With a student/faculty ratio of 17:1 and an average class size of 25, faculty members are able to take a personal interest in student progress, often becoming mentors, advisers, and friends - even tennis partners. That can only happen... in a close-knit community.Nestled at the base of Howard's Knob, the university is located in downtown Boone, NC (year-round pop. 15,000), a small town which thrives as one of the Southeast's premier tourism and outdoor recreation destinations. The nearby Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest provide a beautiful natural setting with unlimited possibilities for outdoor adventure.Appalachian is a public institution and part of The University of North Carolina System.