Centre College, founded in 1819, offers its students a world of opportunities, highlighted by the nation’s #2 ranked study abroad program, ranked #44 by US News of national liberal arts colleges, and recently tabbed as one of the top 100 colleges in the nation for sports lovers, coming in at #47 (across all NCAA Divisions) for student-athlete experience according to Money magazine and Sports Illustrated. Located on 152-acres in Danville, Ky., the heart of the Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky, Centre is a proud member of the NCAA Division III, a founding member of the Southern Athletic Association, and recent back-to-back winner of the SAA’s Presidents’ Cup (2013 and 2014). Centre College invites qualified applicants for the full-time position of Head Softball Coach. Reporting to the Director of Athletics, this position leads all aspects of building a nationally-competitive softball program, including but not limited to: identifying and recruiting successful student-athletes, skill development during practices and games, monitoring student-athlete academic progress, building a positive and cohesive team culture, scouting, and other duties as assigned. Additional secondary duty will be to serve as a member of the External Relations team, reporting to the Associate AD for Advancement and External Relations. This position requires compliance with all NCAA, SAA, and Centre College rules and regulations. Centre softball has seen significant enhancements over the past five years including the construction of a beautiful on-campus facility in 2012; the construction of a new facility at the field for locker rooms, athletic training space, concessions, and public restrooms this past spring; and the creation of a full-time assistant coach in 2014 (which will be filled by the newly hired head coach). Full-time position with competitive salary includes complete benefits package from the College. Interested applicants must apply through the Centre College Human Resources site at www.centre.jobs (with a cover letter, resume, and list of references). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. For full consideration, application materials must be submitted online by June 16, 2017.
Bachelor’s degree required. Previous collegiate coaching is required. A commitment to the Division III philosophy; knowledge of NCAA and SAA rules; and a demonstrated ability to recruit, retain, and mentor student-athletes are essential. Additional qualifications include communication skills that allow for the ability to teach, motivate, and counsel student-athletes effectively as well as being self-motivated, positive, energetic, eager to teach, and a willingness to travel. Ability to work successfully within a team-oriented athletic department is essential.