Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Head Coach – Softball for the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. This position reports to the Sport Administrator. The Head Coach- Softball is responsible to recruit, guide, educate and develop student-athletes to achieve their fullest potential with the fundamental characteristics and requirements that are necessary to conduct and produce a successful University intercollegiate softball program. The Head Coach – Softball will also instill the importance of academic achievements at the Division I level.
Among the key duties of this position are the following: •Establishes and maintains a nationally competitive intercollegiate women’s softball team within the Big ten and NCAA •Recruits high level academically and athletically skilled to attend Rutgers to earn a degree and to compete in the soft ball program. •Schedules, organizes and conducts practices and competitions at a high level of efficiency and success. •Develops, teaches and instructs the student-athletes in the proper rules of competition, conditioning skills and techniques on the floor and in life-skills and leadership qualities on and off the field. •Fundraises and assists in public relation events that support the objectives of the program and allow for program enhancements.
• Bachelor’s degree required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience • Minimum of three years coaching experience.
• Knowledge NCAA and Big Ten rules and regulations • Good organizational, communication and public relations skills • Computer literate • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel, when necessary, to sites throughout New Jersey for business demands. • Responsible for preparing/analyzing recruiting databases and practice and game plans.
• Head coaching experience at the intercollegiate level preferred.
Internal Number: 18ST1551
About Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
The Rutgers Division of Intercollegiate Athletics sponsors 24 intercollegiate sports, comprised of 14 women’s and 10 men’s programs, that compete at the Division I level. The Scarlet Knights are members of the prestigious Big Ten Conference, the nation’s premier academic and athletic conference, after officially joining the league on July 1, 2014. Known as “The Birthplace of College Football, Rutgers hosted Princeton on Nov. 6, 1869 in the first intercollegiate football game, with RU earning a 6-4 victory.