This full-time, year-round position provides a head coach of softball for the Department of Athletics. This position will provide overall organization and management of the softball program while reporting to the Deputy Director of Athletics. In accordance with the vision of the Department of Athletics, this position is responsible for all areas of the softball program, including, coaching, practices and workouts, recruiting, scouting, scheduling, coordinating travel, planning and monitoring the softball budget, monitoring player academics, maintaining solid roster numbers, organizing and managing summer camps and clinics, monitoring RMAC and NCAA compliance, promoting softball to the community, alumni and fans, and developing fund-raising opportunities for the program. Other duties may be assigned by the Deputy Director of Athletics.
Coaches student-athletes, including leading all team practices and scheduled games/competitions; develops game preparation and strategy; conditions and trains student-athletes in order to develop skill, character, and teamwork in softball.
Manages the softball program by planning and coordinating all practices, workouts, and competitions; ensures all University, conference, and NCAA rules and regulations are followed, including student-athlete eligibility, recruiting, financial aid, scheduling, and academic progress; manages the program’s operating budget through procurement requests and travel reimbursements; and supervises assistant coaches.
Recruits qualified prospective student-athletes.
Monitors player academics, including student-athlete welfare, and encourages academic excellence.
Organizes team camps; develops fund-raising opportunities; serves on committees that promote success of the program and athletics; establishes and maintains community contacts and enhances the success of the program.
Other duties as assigned by Deputy and/or Director of Athletics.
All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.
Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, though all applications received by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Monday, May 31, 2021 will be given full consideration.
Bachelor's degree from accredited four-year institution
Two years of successful coaching in the sport of softball at the high school or collegiate level
Master's degree from accredited four-year institution.
Demonstrated commitment and ability to motivate, teach and counsel student-athletes.
Successful experience coaching at the collegiate level in softball.
Experience with and commitment to working with diverse student populations.
About Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado State University-Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students. CSU-Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small professor-to-student ratio for an ever-changing global economy. Students can choose from 28 undergraduate programs with 70 fields of study in the College of Science and Mathematics, the Hasan School of Business, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies and 10 graduate programs.
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