The NCAA Baseball Rules Committee and NCAA Baseball Research Panel are requesting applications from interested individuals to serve as the NCAA Baseball Equipment Consultant. The equipment consultant will consult with the Baseball Rules Committee and others to oversee the NCAA Baseball Bat Compliance Program, including the Bat Barrel Co-efficient of Restitution (BBCOR) standard and protocol. The official term will begin May 15, 2023. A modest stipend is paid during the official term.
Application Process: Please submit a cover letter, resume and list of references no later than February 15, 2023 to Ben Brownlee via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duties, Requirements and Responsibilities:
a. Oversee the BBCOR Baseball Bat Certification and compliance program including barrel compression testing, laboratory testing and field testing;
b. Collaborate with equipment manufacturers, Washington State University Sport Science lab personnel, USA Baseball and National Federation of State High School Association colleagues to help ensure NCAA baseball equipment decisions remain on solid scientific foundations;
c. Keep the NCAA Baseball Rules Committee informed of relevant research and information regarding all baseball equipment (including but not limited to bats, balls, gloves, protective gear, and bases);
d. Maintain a working relationship with the NCAA Baseball Secretary-Rules Editor to ensure rules and their interpretations accurately reflect necessary information regarding baseball equipment;
e. Maintain a working relationship with NCAA National Umpire Coordinator, NCAA liaisons, Rules and Championship Committees to ensure the integrity of the game is not compromised by equipment and end user satisfaction is maintained;
f. Attend select postseason competition to conduct barrel compression testing, as approved;
g. Attend and present relevant information at the annual NCAA Baseball Rules Committee meeting, the Sports and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) baseball/softball council annual meetings, attend American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) meetings and the NCAA Baseball Research Panel annual meeting;
h. Assist with the management of and publication of the NCAA Approved Bat List; and
i. Perform other duties as assigned by NCAA staff and/or the NCAA Baseball Rules Committee.
j. Shall not be an active NCAA coach or officials.
Preferred Qualifications and Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree (essential).
Excellent written and verbal communication skills (essential).
Extensive knowledge of baseball equipment manufacturing landscape, especially metal and composite baseball bats. (essential).
Strong administrative and organizational skills (essential).
Ability to use email as a means of correspondence (essential).
Ability to use computer technology as a means of education (essential).