Missouri S&T, a NCAA Division II institution, is accepting applications for the position of head coach of the softball program.
The successful candidate will be a positive, enthusiastic individual who is committed to the academic and athletic success of student athletes and to the adherence to NCAA rules and regulations. The individual selected is responsible for all aspects in the operation and management of the softball program, including, but not limited to: recruiting, alumni relations, communications with various constituencies, planning practice, game preparations, and supporting other athletic department activities.
*Administers and plans all aspects of a competitive softball program.
*Demonstrates a philosophy that emphasizes academics as a top priority for student athletes. *Supports, evaluates, and monitors the academic performance of student-athletes.
*Develops strategies to identify, recruit, and retain high caliper student-athletes that will succeed both academically and athletically in the softball program.
*Cooperates with the athletic training staff and other health care professionals in the care and prevention of injuries and illnesses.
*Responsible for managing a budget effectively according to department and university guidelines.
*Approves and manages all team travel, hotels, meals, equipment purchases, recruiting, and all other expenses.
*Promotes an environment of strong character by establishing and enforcing rules of conduct as well as fostering an environment that leads to academic, athletic, emotional, and social growth.
*Serves as ambassador for the softball program and engages with alumni, parents, and additional stakeholders.
*Responsible for annual fundraising goals and cultivating relationships with alumni.
*Ensures that all student-athletes have completed required eligibility forms for participation.
*Evaluates and maintains the inventory of team supplies, equipment, and uniforms.
*Maintains collaborative working relationships with various departments throughout the campus community (i.e., admissions, financial aid, residence life, development, alumni, etc.)
*Possesses thorough knowledge and a commitment to the rules and policies of the NCAA, the Great Lakes Valley Conference, and the University.
*Works in conjunction with the strength and conditioning coach to develop strength training and conditioning programs.
*Performs additional duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
In addition to completing the application, interested candidates should electronically submit an a cover letter, resume, and complete contact information for five references.
A Bachelor's degree in related/relevant area or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 6 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.