The University of St. Thomas (UST), a private Catholic University committed to the liberal arts and the religious and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, located in Houston, Texas, near the vibrant central business district, Texas Medical Center, and museum district and a NCAA Division III university, is seeking applicants for a full-time Head Coach of the Baseball Program. This position reports directly to the Athletic Director. Position Summary: This is a full-time position responsible for all aspects of the men’s baseball program, including the administration of day-to-day aspects of a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III baseball program. This includes a commitment to the student-athletes’ academic progress and degree completion.
The successful candidate will have an opportunity to mold and cultivate the baseball program at the University of St. Thomas. The program will be a part of the NCAA and will function as a member of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC). The candidate will be instrumental in determining the foundation and direction of the program.
Reporting lines: The Head Baseball Coach will report to the Director of Athletics for all matters related to the baseball program and will work closely with Admissions, faculty, administration and staff to help advance UST athletics.
Essential duties and responsibilities: Student development theory is used to create, plan, and implement educational, social, physical and cultural programming designed to enhance the overall experience and achievement of both undergraduate and graduate students. These means are accomplished through the following specific duties: •Manage day-to-day activities of an NCAA DIII baseball program •Stay updated and compliant with all NCAA Division III rules and regulations. •Recruitment of student-athletes in compliance with UNIVERSITY and NCAA DIII policies & procedures •Practice and game preparation •Scheduling and travel arrangements •Budget preparation & management •Establish and maintain relationships with regional and national coaching organizations and associations. •Coordinate with the Recreational Sports Office and off campus facilities with the scheduling of practices and other team events on and off campus •Collaborate with Institutional Advancement relating to fundraising initiatives •Work with the Faculty Athletics Representative •Coordinate with other offices on campus including Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Registrar •Participate actively in campus events and on university committees in order to support the University community and provide a leadership presence •Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics and Recreational Sports •Serve as game day administrator as assigned •Design, market and manage summer youth baseball camps and clinics •Serve as facility monitor for safety and well-being of participants in athletic activities
· A minimum of five years of baseball coaching experience, preferably in a college or university setting.
· The successful candidate must also have excellent verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills.
· Basic computer skills should include word processing and spreadsheets.
Knowledge and understanding of Title IX requirements required.
About University of St. Thomas - Houston
Private Catholic institution of higher institution in Houston, Texas