WHO WE ARE The University of Dallas (UD) is a Catholic liberal arts university known for its excellence in academics. We have consistently ranked as one of the top regional universities in the country, holding a place on both U.S. News & World Report’s list of the Best Regional Universities (West) and Forbes’ Best Value Colleges. We are dedicated and guided by our Mission and thrive on professional development, a family-oriented environment, our rich traditions and exceptional employee benefits.
JOB DESCRIPTION UD is currently seeking a Softball Coach who will be responsible for the overall operation and conduct of the program. This includes providing instructions and guidance to student-athletes, demonstrating techniques of the sport in order to prepare them for athletic competition, and analyze student-athlete performance to determine need for individual or team improvement. Additionally, the Softball Coach will schedule and oversee practice sessions and competitive events, and recruit student-athletes that will represent the University in a manner that will reflect favorably upon the University and the athletics department.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES •Organize, prepare, and conduct individual and team sessions to train and prepare for competition and instruct student-athletes in techniques of the sport. •Provide direction, motivation and advice to prepare student-athletes for competitive events; adjust coaching techniques based on student-athlete needs. •Apply best practices in athletic conditioning and team training safety. •Promote and facilitate student-athlete academic success through a commitment to class attendance, academic achievement, and graduation. •Establish team and individual student-athlete goals. •Ensure player injuries/illnesses are attended to; follow-up with student-athlete and/or athletic trainer as needed. •Establish and enforce rules and regulations concerning student-athlete conduct, appearance, punctuality and other areas deemed appropriate. •Determine competitive event schedule, coordinating with teams as needed. •Perform field maintenance, as necessary. •Execute expenditures in accordance with department/university procedures and not exceeding NCAA Division III average; oversee the purchase of uniforms and equipment. •Arrange transportation to competitive event sites in accordance with university procedures. •Coordinate recruitment of student-athletes with Undergraduate Admissions in accordance with NCAA rules and regulations through scouting, attending tournaments, and home visits, to ensure team meets or exceeds NCAA average size. •Submit required information to compliance officer. •Remain accessible to media and make appearances to promote and/or market program; participate in fundraising activities. •Maintain continual and thorough familiarity with applicable NCAA, Conference, and University rules and regulations, ensuring that program, staff and student athletes operate within these sets of rules.
Bachelor’s degree and experience as player or coach in the sport required.
Five to seven years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the position.
Must maintain current CPR certification, AED and First Aid certifications.
Must participate in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference groups for the sport.
Familiarity with NCAA Sports Medicine Handbook.
Internal Number: 9498UD
About University of Dallas
The University of Dallas, located in a metropolitan area of nearly seven million people, is a leading Catholic university widely recognized for academic excellence by well-known publications, organizations and accrediting bodies. It offers distinctive individual undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the liberal arts, business and ministry that are characterized by an exceptional, engaged faculty, a commitment to shaping principled, well-skilled leaders and academic rigor in the Catholic intellectual tradition. For more information, visit www.udallas.edu.