Solid work ethic along with strong motivational, coaching, teaching and communication skills.
The ability to travel extensively during the recruiting process.
Prior softball coaching experience or playing experience, preferably at the intercollegiate level.
Extensive knowledge of the sport of softball.
Knowledge and experience working with NCAA rules and regulations.
Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.
About the Job
The University of Minnesota Athletic Department is seeking an Assistant Coach for Softball, whose primary responsibility is to serve as the hitting coach. This position assists the Head Coach in the organization, administration and promotion of all aspects of the Minnesota Softball Program.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Assist head coach in all aspects of developing and maintaining a competitive intercollegiate sport program within the NCAA and Big Ten Conference.
Instruct and develop high level student-athletes in fundamentals of softball, coaching technique and strategy.
Under the direction of the head coach assist in identifying, evaluating, and the recruitment of qualified student athletes.
Evaluate and recruit qualified student-athletes to the University of Minnesota whose athletic skills make them highly competitive in the Big Ten and whose academic abilities make them good candidates for a meaningful academic experience and graduation from the University of Minnesota.
Assist with practice planning and game preparation including evaluation of opponents.
Perform administrative responsibilities, including assisting in budget planning and management, scheduling of competitions and planning and executing team travel.
Assist in monitoring the academic performance of student-athletes to help them achieve full potential.
Establish and maintain effective relationships within the athletics department, the University community, alumni, media and the general public.
Represent in a positive fashion the University and its athletic programs in private and public forums.
Commit to adhering to all policies, procedures and regulations of the Department, the University, the Big Ten Conference, and the NCAA.
Assist in advancing the department's mission, vision, and strategic plan including its commitment to equity and diversity.
This position will contribute to and enhance a positive learning environment, competitive athletic experience, and atmosphere conducive to the welfare and academic support of the student athlete.
About the Department
With more than 140 years of tradition, Gopher Athletics is one of the oldest and most decorated athletics departments in the country. Minnesota was a charter member of the Big Ten Conference – our teams have won more than 200 conference titles to go with 26 national titles – and is currently home to 25 programs, the fourth-most in the league. There are more than 700 student-athletes and nearly 300 full-time employees in our athletics department. That community has built Minnesota into a nation’s top- ranked public school with respect to student athlete academic performance in each of the past four years, a span of time during which the Gophers have won 13 conference team titles and a collection of individual conference and national crowns. Housed in the historic Dinkytown neighborhood on the northern edge of the University campus, Gopher Athletics is succeeding against a backdrop unique in college athletics, nestled at the heart of a bustling, modern metro area. We are proud of our decorated history, but we are prepared to achieve even greater success in the years to come. Ski-U-Mah!
How To Apply
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