Execute all responsibilities as Head Softball Coach in a manner that reflects an ongoing commitment to the excellence, integrity and success of the Softball program, of the Athletic Department, and the University of Louisiana. Prepare and organize daily practice sessions and game preparation for competition. Organize and administer the recruiting of prospective student-athletes in accordance with the NCAA, Sun Belt Conference and the University of Louisiana policies and procedures. Engage in regular consultation with athletic trainers and team physicians to maximize the health and well-being of student-athletes. Demonstrate concern for the overall welfare of student-athletes at all times. Engage in regular consultation with strength and conditioning coach to schedule conditioning sessions to maximize student-athlete performance. Conduct the sport program by always promoting an atmosphere of compliance with all NCAA, conference, institutional and federal rules and regulations. This includes monitoring assistant coaches, staff members and others associated with the program. Report all known or suspected violations of NCAA or conference regulations to the Compliance Office, any Associate AD, the Deputy AD or the Director of Athletics. Maintain required compliance documents and other documents needed to demonstrate the principle of Head Coach Responsibility. Conduct the sport program so that each student-athlete is an integral part of the student body and his/her experience in athletics enhances the educational experience. Recommend through proper personnel procedures the hiring and/or termination of assistant coaches. Recommend and prepare the scheduling of all contests under the guidelines provided by budget, program scope, and all applicable Departmental guidelines, rules and regulations. All schedules are subject to final approval by the Director of Athletics. Recognize the importance of promoting the sport to the general public. Assist the Marketing and Promotions Department in this regard. Recommend all expenditures for budget and authorize all expense vouchers; solely responsible for keeping expenditures within the budget. Demonstrate sportsmanship and the highest level of personal integrity. Manifest a firm commitment to the academic mission of the University and to the educational advancement of the student-athlete; directly responsible for the academic progress of all student-athletes on the team. Support the educational mission of the University and the professional obligation to enhance intercollegiate athletics by providing opportunities to educate students interested in this field. Provide broad based and specific experience to students through internship opportunities and student worker positions. Serve as an ambassador of the University and its Athletics Department to all public entities. Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required awarded by a nationally accredited institution. Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of three (3) years of softball coaching experience; preferred at a NCAA Division I Program. Must be committed to the compliance process and adhere to University, NCAA, Sun Belt Conference, and Federal rules and regulations.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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