Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor's Degree. Three years of full time coaching experience at the college level in the sport of Softball. In lieu of college level coaching experience, a combination of five years of coaching experience at the high school, college, professional or national team level in the sport of Softball and playing experience at the college, professional or national team level in the sport of Softball will be considered. Prior recruiting experience. Understanding of NCAA rules compliance. Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver’s License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations (***Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes”).
Prior experience with skill instruction. Experience in practice/game plan development. Experience with administrative responsibilities in the sport of Softball. Experience in a Division I Softball program.
Brief Description of Duties:
The position is an Assistant Coach for a Division I program in the sport of Softball, and will assist the Head Coach in all aspects of operating a successful program. The primary focus of this position will be placed on the Assistant's use of independent judgment and discretion in the identification and recruitment of prospective student-athletes, their awarding of athletics scholarships, their teaching and skill development of those student-athletes during their athletic and education tenure at Stony Brook University, and in the extensive daily administrative operations of their respective sport program. In addition, the Assistant Coach will be evaluated on the extent to which he/she provides each student-athlete a positive, meaningful, educational experience through athletics. The Assistant Coach is also expected to execute other program related duties as assigned by the Head Softball Coach. The selected candidate will have both excellent organization and communication skills.
The Assistant Coach will use independent discretion and judgment in identifying student-athletes capable of competing both academically and athletically at Stony Brook University. He/She will play a decisive role in the subsequent active recruitment of those identified student-athletes and more importantly he/she will award athletic scholarships, either independently or in conjunction with the Head Coach. The Assistant Coach is responsible for managing an assigned recruiting territory and identifying prospective student-athletes through thorough research, by independently evaluating talent at local and national events, and initiating correspondence with coaches and prospects. The Assistant Coach is responsible for managing a database of prospects and maintaining records of contacts, to remain in compliance with NCAA, Conference and University regulations. The Assistant Coach must propose, manage and adhere to a recruiting budget for each of the events attended.
Student-Athlete Skill Instruction: Team and Game Preparation:
The Assistant Coach will teach all basic and advanced skills required in the sport of Softball. The teaching of these skills and the development of those student-athletes occurs year round during individual skill sessions, team practices, and conditioning sessions (independent of the Head Coach). This includes the independent development and implementation of sound and safe practice plans that successfully prepare the student-athletes with the fundamentals of the specific sport. In addition, the Assistant Coach is responsible for assisting the Head Coach in developing a comprehensive and strategic game plan for each scheduled contest throughout the season. This includes, but is not limited to, evaluating upcoming opponents by breaking down game tapes, preparing a scouting report for the student-athletes and advising the Head Coach on making adjustments to the game plan during contests.
The Assistant Coach will be responsible for the organization and coordination of a wide variety of administrative tasks as assigned by the Head Coach, which include, but not limited to, team travel, contest scheduling, budget preparation and administration, facility usage, public relations, marketing, fundraising, community service and other daily operations for the program. The Assistant Coach is required to work independently with various support services in the Department of Athletics and campus constituents (i.e. Financial Aid, Admissions and Registrar) in carrying out these tasks.
Monitoring of Academic Progress of Student-Athletes:
The Assistant Coach, working in conjunction with the office of Student-Athlete Development, will oversee the academic success of the student-athlete and assist with academic problems. This includes, providing guidance/counseling and support (as necessary) as well as supervising and monitoring study halls (as assigned), checking class attendance, and organizing weekly and monthly (one on one) academic meetings with each student-athlete to track their progress by semester, by major and degree requirements.
NCAA Rules Compliance:
The Assistant Coach will be responsible for the knowledge of, and adherence to, NCAA rules and regulations pertaining to recruiting, eligibility, and general operation of the Softball program. To be eligible to recruit off-campus, the Assistant Coach must pass the NCAA Recruiting Exam on an annual basis.
Other duties as assigned as determined by rank and departmental mission.
* Failure to comply with NCAA regulations can result in suspension without pay, termination, fines, institutional loss of scholarship and bans on post-season competition.
This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption. Night and weekend work will be required.
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***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver's license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.
About Stony Brook:
Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
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Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven... National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities. Stony Brook Medicine is Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments with BNL or with Medical School departments.