The Head Women’s Softball Coaching Instructor will direct, instruct and administer a John Carroll University Women’s Softball program in compliance with applicable NCAA, OAC conference, and institutional regulations. This is a leadership position that will be responsible for providing coaching instruction and administrative support to other coaches and administrative staff while ensuring compliance with all related governing bodies.
Lead instructor and coordinator for all elements of practices and games to include preparation, effective execution of drills, one-on-one development work with athletes as warranted and fulfillment of game day responsibilities. Develop and recommend strategies for a successful program including well-organized practice plans and strategies as well as participation in the development and execution of game strategies. Monitor academic progress and meet with individual student-athletes to ensure academic success and compliance with university and NCAA academic standards. Mentor student-athletes as to proper conduct and decorum. Develop a program philosophy that is shared and communicated with all stakeholders. Develop plans to successfully recruit prospective student-athletes. Evaluates prospective student-athletes and in conjunction with the executive recruitment plans to enroll desired prospects. Set official visit itineraries for prospective student-athletes in compliance with NCAA requirements. Develop community outreach programs, fundraising, and promotional activities in collaboration with internal staff and University Development. Represent department and institution to internal and external constituents. Responsible for ensuring that all administrative requirements for the team are effectively carried out including travel arrangements and itineraries; equipment and uniform purchases. Work in conjunction with the strength and conditioning instructor to design and implement targeted development and training programs appropriate to the specific needs of athletes and teams. Attend rules education, sessions and complete necessary forms for compliance. Follow proper procedures for purchasing and resource allocation and monitor spending. Supervise assistant coaches and athletic instructors within the program. Coordinate team player tryouts and selection. Attend athletic department meetings and collaborate with the Athletic Director/ Assistant Athletic Directors on schedules, programs and engagement. Participate in pre-season and post-season meetings and programs as appropriate. Develop and provide instructor-led rules training to team, athletic department and others upon request. Responsible for positive public relations and communications with constituents including, media interactions and parents and alumni engagement. Provide proper game and practice instruction and supervision. Work closely with the Athletic Director in recommending league policy and procedure changes. Follow due process guidelines when disciplining athletes. Work closely with athletic trainers and follow injury protocol. Develop a team that appropriately displays the skills of the athletes. Responsible for developing or adhering to a system of budget management and accountability. Follow all University and NCAA policies and regulations. Meet all deadlines for paperwork (i.e. rosters, physicals, officials’ ratings.). Exhibit enthusiasm towards athletes and display respect for the entire program (i.e. officials, opponents, parents, schools, property, equipment, etc.). Dress appropriately and professionally for games, practices, recruit/family visits and other school/athletic functions. Foster school spirit by promoting other sports. Maintain fair, consistent, understanding and tolerant relationships with athletes. Maintain composure and exemplary conduct during practice and games. All other duties as assigned.
Previous collegiate coaching experience or equivalent experience.
Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain certifications in CPR and AED.
Excellent organizational skills; ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work independently
Ability to effectively communicate with diverse constituencies.
Must understand and comply with NCAA, conference, and University rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Interest in understanding and supporting John Carroll’s mission to inspire individuals to excel in learning, leadership, and service in the region and in the world.
John Carroll University requires all employees to be Fully Vaccinated from COVID-19 and to present proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment with the University. Individuals who are offered and accept positions at the University may seek medical and non-medical exemptions from the Vaccination Requirements.
The Department of Athletics at John Carroll University is committed to a broad based program of competitive excellence for all student-athletes. Administrators, coaches and staff are dedicated to supporting each student athlete's journey toward academic and athletic success. Recognizing this commitment, the department embraces an obligation to attract diversified students of high moral character, academic distinction and acknowledged athletic proficiency. Influenced by Jesuit values, student-athlete development is accomplished through quality coaching, adequate resources, and an environment that fosters personal growth.
-Personal Growth and Development of Student-Athletes through Athletic Experience
-Interact consistently and personally with students.
-Provide competitive and learning environment which facilitates development of moral character, self-discipline and potential.
-100% Graduation Rates for those students who have exhausted their eligibility.
-Encourage faculty involvement in athletic endeavor.
-Provide opportunity for recognizing academic achievement.
-Enhance and promote academic success.
-Provide flexibility in s...cheduling and integrate students in an ongoing fashion into University support systems as needed.
-Recognize, direct, and support athletes with academic deficiencies.
-NCAA Division III Qualifiers/Championship
-Provide quality facilities, care and support for training and competition.
-Create environment which places emphasis on good sportsmanship and respect for others.
Purposeful, Organized Recruiting of Perspective Student-Athletes:
-Identify students who represent the department philosophy statement.
-Develop short term and long term recruiting plan to address both quality and quantity.
-Project needs of sports programs into the future.
-Follow through with consistent and efficient communication with prospects.
-Project a positive image with clean, safe facilities, quality programs and services, and friendly assistance to all visitors of John Carroll University.
Service, Leadership and Community Involvement:
-Encourage and support leadership opportunities within the team environment, athletic department, and beyond.
-Identify and facilitate community service experience(s) for every student-athlete on an annual basis.
-Actively promote John Carroll University positively and professionally.