Develop and manage all facets of a NCAA Division II softball program necessary to accomplish objectives of the sport within the guidelines of the Athletic Department, the Mountain East Conference and NCAA Division II rules, including, but not limited to: Academic excellence; Recruitment and retention of student-athletes; Skill development, instruction, and strategies to achieve competitive success; Budget and resource management; Prepare and report in a timely manner, particularly regarding athletic budget, eligibility, compliance and travel documentation; Scheduling of all competition and training; Select, supervise and evaluate assistant coaches; Alumni/community engagement; Coaching staff supervision; Conduct and Discipline; Sportsmanship; Compliance with principles and bylaws of the NCAA, Shepherd University, and the Mountain East Conference; Commitment to student-athlete welfare and personal development and other job-related duties as assigned.This position reports to the Vice President for Athletics and is a NCAA Division II intercollegiate softball program in compliance with all NCAA, Mountain East Conference and institutional rules and regulations.
Bachelor's degree required
Strong organizational skills
Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills
3-5 years of collegiate softball coaching experience Demonstrated ability to produce and lead a championship level softball program
Evidence of successful recruitment and retention of student-athletes
Knowledge of NCAA Division II rules and regulations
Willingness to work varying hours including nights and weekends
Shepherd University is a state-supported institution within the West Virginia system of higher education. From its beginnings over 130 years ago, the University has evolved into a comprehensive center of higher learning, serving a number of related, yet distinct roles:
The University offers baccalaureate degrees in a wide range of fields, encompassi...ng the liberal arts, business administration, teacher education, the social and natural sciences, and other career-oriented areas.
The University provides credit courses for individuals with no degree aspirations, but who seek to broaden and update their knowledge in either familiar or new fields of intellectual endeavor.
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