The Head Softball Coach reports directly to the Director of Athletics or designee and is responsible for coaching the Softball team.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Carry out all aspects of the Softball program necessary to accomplish objectives of the sport within the guidelines of the Athletic Department, University OVC and NCAA rules.
Responsible for recruiting highly skilled student-athletes for the Softball team.
Responsible for adhering to the policies and regulations of the University, Department of Athletics, OVC and NCAA; responsible for the orientation of student-athletes and boosters to these guidelines.
Oversee the conduct and discipline of student-athletes.
Work with admissions and athletic academic and compliance offices in the enrollment of student-athletes.
Assist in fundraising in both Softball and with major fund raisers in the Athletic Department, in consultation with the Office of Advancement and the Athletic Director.
Counsel the student-athlete in sport participation, personal development and athletics. — In consultation with the Athletic Director or designee:
Select, supervise and evaluate assistant coaches.
Manage sport budget.
Market and promote sport program.
Participate in athletic department major fundraising efforts.
Develop a sport schedule.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Ability to evaluate and recruit highly skilled student-athletes.
Ability to effectively analyze and teach the fundamental skills and strategies of the sport.
Ability to comply with all policies and regulations of the University, TBR, OVC and NCAA.
Ability to successfully motivate individuals and the team.
Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external groups.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
Ability to interact in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse populations, the University community and the public.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to effectively supervise personnel and complete all associated personnel actions in a timely and accurate manner.
Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and reports in a timely manner, particularly regarding athletic budget, eligibility, compliance and travel documentation.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree. - Demonstrated successful experience in playing and/or coaching at the collegiate, university, or professional level. - A proven record of integrity, high principles and demonstrated skill in developing and motivating student-athletes academically and athletically. - A background check will be required for the successful applicant.
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