The Assistant Softball Coach is responsible for coaching student athletes at team practices, games and other events. Under the direction of the Head Coach, the Assistant Coach is responsible for providing assigned student athletes with academic advising and assistance as well as monitoring student athlete academic progress and eligibility. Other duties include assisting with administrative and public relations responsibilities for the Softball team and assisting with recruiting duties in coordination with the Head Coach.
Coaching/Teaching Provide team and one-on-one Softball student athlete coaching at team practices, games, and other team events, including skill work, drills, scrimmages and tape review. Assist Head Coach and student athletes with game planning, individual student-athlete instruction, team meetings, evaluation and review of team videos with student-athletes. Assist Head Coach with team retreat and team instructional activities during road trips.
Assist Student Athletes with Athletic and Academic Affairs Provide student-athletes with academic advising assistance; act as resource and referral for student athletes for academic issues; monitor academic progress and eligibility of Softball student athletes and provide updates and reports as requested to Head Coach; meet weekly with assigned players.
Assist with Softball team scheduling as requested by Head Coach; manage and complete office duties related to Softball team, such as general correspondence and phone calls; under guidance from Head Coach, assist in coordination of team travel, including meals, lodging and transportation.
Participate in all coaches meetings, attend and participate in Athletic Department meetings and other committees and meetings as requested by Head Coach.
In compliance with NCAA recruiting rules, assist head coach in identifying, evaluating and contacting potential prospects; conducting in-person athlete evaluations; conducting videotape evaluations; researching and obtaining required academic verification information; develop relationships with assigned prospects through direct personal contact, phone and letters; travel on recruiting trips as requested by Head Coach; coordinate prospective athlete campus visits.
Responsible to participate and assist in the coordination of team public relations activities.
Three years of experience as a collegiate Softball coach
Demonstrated ability and commitment to effectively coaching student athletes of diverse social identities and backgrounds
First aid/CPR certification, or commitment to obtaining this certification within three months of beginning employment
Knowledge of NCAA rules related to recruiting, eligibility, and financial aid
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to strong collaboration with colleagues in the Athletics Department and throughout the University
Internal Number: 496927
About Western Washington University
Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
The Athletics Department supports Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.