The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Athletics, and NCAA Division III member of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC), seeks applicants for the position of Head Softball Coach (60%). This position also has additional administrative duties in addition to coaching (40%). Secondary duties will be determined on department needs and the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications. Examples of secondary duties may include: teaching, event management, sports information, writing stories, compliance, fundraising, strength and conditioning, etc.
Responsible for management and administration of all phases of the softball program, student-athletes and staff. Duties include, but are not limited to: coaching, recruiting qualified student-athletes including use of recruiting software (Front Rush), fundraising, camp operations, budget administration, team travel, developing community support for the program, monitoring academic progress of student-athletes, supervision of assistant coach, and other duties as assigned. Candidates will have additional duties based on departmental needs and successful candidate’s experience and qualifications.
Bachelor’s degree from and accredited institution.
Minimum of two (2) years of softball coaching experience at the collegiate level or five (5) years experience as a head coach at the high school level.
Demonstrated success recruiting high caliber student-athletes (character, academics, competitiveness).
Event planning, camp and/or clinic experience.
Demonstrated priority of ensuring success of the student-athlete experience.
Proven accountability of student-athlete academic success.
Established leadership principles and integrity.
Ability to influence and motivate student-athletes.
Organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks.
Written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work weekends, evenings and travel.
Knowledge of NCAA rules.
Proven success as a head coach or top level assistant.
Demonstrated recruiting ability in the Midwest (WI, IL, IA, MN, etc.).
Significant fundraising experience.
Previous DIII coaching experience.
Master’s degree in a Health and Human Performance related area with teaching experience on the collegiate level or a nationally recognized strength and conditioning certification.