It is the responsibility of the Head Coach to lead a successful NCAA Division II Baseball program at Regis University. The athletic programs are the front porch of the institution and it is paramount that the Head Coach operates her/his program in a manner that is representative of Regis University. Excellence shall be attained through athletic success, academic achievement, service learning, and leadership development. The Associate Athletic Director for Student Services is the Head Coaches’ immediate supervisor in all matters with Regis University. In order to insure a highly competitive NCAA Division II athletics program, performance of duties will be continually evaluated and monitored. Working at Regis University As Regis employees, we each have a responsibility to perform our work in alignment with the mission of the University, especially with its Catholic and Jesuit values. All employees are expected to both contribute to and strengthen the university’s culture of respect, inclusion and equity for all members of our community.
MAJOR DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential: •Fielding a highly competitive sport program: Responsible to have the Baseball team finish in the top half of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC), compete in the RMAC tournament, position her/his team to be competitive in the South Central Region, and to be competitive in the NCAA post season tournament.
•Coach and schedule games, practices, and conditioning: Responsible for the content and organization of the overall program (All offenses, defenses, fundamentals and techniques, game strategies, and knowledge of all aspects of the sport). Additionally, it is the Head Coach’s responsibility to schedule non-conference games that support the NCAA Division II regional model.
•Professional development: Must engage in professional development for yourself and your staff. Head Coach is responsible for keeping with the current trends and developments; as well as the implementation in order to perform duties more effectively. Additionally, the Head Coach must attend pertinent professional opportunities including but not limited to RMAC and NCAA meetings.
•Recruit qualified student-athletes: Actively recruit academically and athletically talented student-athletes in accordance with the philosophy of Regis University and in strict adherence to University, NCAA, and RMAC regulations.
•Monitor and balance the team budgets: Must provide input and work cooperatively with the Director of Athletics and/or their designee in budgeting for and requisitioning all goods and services needed and used in her/his sport program. This includes but is not limited to supplies, equipment, apparel, team travel, recruiting, etc. Each sport must operate within the University allotted budget for operating expenses and scholarships. Any expenses in excess of the team budgets must be covered by revenue generated dollars.
•Fundraise for the Athletic Department: Required to fully participate in department fundraising activities, fundraising events, University campaigns, and special project campaigns.
•Monitor student-athlete’s academic performance: Responsible for monitoring the academic success of the student-athletes in her/his program. Each head coach should work cooperatively with Regis University faculty to support their student-athletes’ path to graduation.
•Maintain facilities and equipment: Responsible for helping in maintaining the athletic facilities and ensuring that the appearance of the facilities is representative of the Regis University image. The Head Coach is responsible for purchasing equipment out of the Baseball budget in cooperation with the Director of Athletics and/or their designee. She/he is responsible for maintaining and storing the equipment for their particular sport.
•Hire and supervise a coaching staff: Responsible for hiring qualified support staff to assist in operating her/his sport program. Graduate assistant coaches report directly to the Head Coach. However, each staff member is expected to participate in Athletic Department and Regis University initiatives as determined by the Director of Athletics.
•Promote the brand of the Athletic Department and Regis University: Shall continually strive to enhance the image of the Regis University Athletics Department and its programs through in-game conduct, inter-personal contacts with parents, visitors, University faculty/staff, and community citizens. Additionally, each head coach shall participate in Athletic Department and University sponsored events and initiatives.
•Organization and communication: To ensure each program operates at its full capacity the Head Coach must demonstrate highly effective organizational and communication skills.
•Service Learning: Responsible for promoting and organizing service projects for her/his team in accordance with the staff handbook. Additionally, it is the Head Coach’s responsibility to have her/his team participate in Athletic Department sponsored service projects.
•Create an atmosphere of compliance: Know, recognize, and comply with the laws, policies, rules, and regulations governing of the NCAA, the RMAC and the Regis Athletic Department. Supervise and ensure that any assistants and any other employees and/or volunteers for whom you are administratively responsible comply with the aforesaid policies, rules, and regulations. Immediately advise the Regis Compliance Director if you have reasonable cause to believe violations, whether by employees, students, boosters, or parents have occurred or will occur.
Bachelor’s degree, from an accredited institution of higher education.
Minimum of three years NCAA Division I and or II coaching experience.
Preference of 5+ years of experience.
The following skills, abilities and physical requirements can be performed with or without accommodation.
Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Problem Solving — Identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Mathematics - A working knowledge of quantitative skills and their application.
Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to reach a logical conclusion.
Ability to negotiate and manage conflict/dispute resolution processes.
Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
Diversity and Inclusion – Ability to create and maintain an atmosphere of inclusive excellence that celebrates our diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and perspectives.
Hearing - The ability to focus on a single source of auditory (hearing) information in the presence of other distracting sounds and identify and understand the speech of another person.
Vision - The ability to see details of objects at a close range (within a few feet of the observer) and see details at a distance.
Mobility – The ability to travel easily between campuses or buildings within each campus and to go on tournaments.
Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work requires weekend and/or evening work. Some local, regional, and/or national travel is required.
Regis University is located in the Mile High City with the unmatched backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, but Colorado’s vibrancy is just one of the many reasons students are drawn to Regis.
Regis aims to develop students as a whole person. Students from all faith backgrounds are bonded together by the common purpose of building a better society and are shaped by Jesuit, Catholic traditions, which emphasize the importance of critical thinking, having a global perspective and standing up for those who do not have a voice.
With a small student-to-faculty ratio, our award-winning faculty is dedicated to empowering graduates with the skills and perspective needed to harness their passions and talents and spur change on a local and global scale.