The successful candidate will serve as the Head Coach of the NCAA Division III softball team at the Coast Guard Academy. The selectee will also teach physical education classes with an average course load of approximately 12 contact hours per semester. Course instruction may include aquatics, fitness, lifetime sports, personal defense and elective offerings. The selectee will also administer aquatics and physical fitness testing. The selectee will liaise with the Admissions Division to recruit student athletes from all segments of society to create a diverse and inclusive team environment. Major duties also include participation in leadership and professional development, activities with students outside of class, and service to the Academy.
The successful candidate must have earned a Master’s Degree. An undergraduate or graduate degree in Physical Education, Sport/Leisure Management, Athletic Administration, Health, Exercise Science, Education or related field is required. The successful candidate must have physical education teaching experience and three years collegiate softball coaching experience.
In addition to the above minimum qualifications, successful candidates will possess the following:
Demonstrated experience in the recruiting and retention of diverse and academically qualified high-level student athletes.
Demonstrated experience in practice planning and in-game supervision and a proven record of strategy and mechanics in the sport of softball.
Demonstrated expertise in an area of the game of softball to include but not limited to: offensive strategies (hitting, base running), defensive (pitching, defensive positioning), etc.
Demonstrated experience performing the day-to-day operations of a collegiate softball coach including budgeting, scheduling, use of social media, relations with local media and alumni relations.
Working knowledge and proven compliance of NCAA rules and regulations.
Demonstrated experience teaching Health and Physical Education courses.
Proven experience teaching, coaching and/or mentoring diverse student populations and/or promoting equity and diversity initiatives.
Demonstrated alignment with the U. S. Coast Guard Academy’s core values.
Demonstrated commitment to a positive and safe environment.
Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated professional development in coaching and teaching fields.
The USCGA is an NCAA Division III institution & is a highly selective federal military college that provides a rigorous undergraduate program. The attractive riverside campus is home to a nationally & internationally representative student body of about 1,000 diverse Cadets, of which approximately 60% compete at the NCAA Division III level in 24 intercollegiate varsity sports. The Coast Guard Academy is committed to building a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars & athletic coaching staff who collaborate to provide a multi-disciplinary & hands-on approach to Cadet learning & leadership development. We believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds strengthen our programs & positively impact Cadet success. The Academy provides the professional education & training required to prepare young women & men for careers as commissioned officers in the USCG, one of our Nation’s five Armed Services. The Academy offers B.S. degrees in nine academic majors: Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Cyber Systems, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Marine/Environmental Sciences, Operations Research/Computer Analysis, Management, & Government. The Academy is lo...cated near the shoreline of southeastern Connecticut, midway between New York & Boston, & is within commuting range of regional, as well as national, colleges & universities in the CT/RI/MA tri-state area. The USCGA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit www.uscga.edu for more information.