The Head Women’s Softball Coach will be responsible for developing and sustaining a strong and competitive Division I women’s softball program. She or he will recruit qualified student-athletes to ACU, whose athletic and personal skills make them highly competitive in the Southland Conference and on the national level, whose academic and physical abilities give them the potential to be successful in the rigorous academic programs, and whose spiritual growth is emphasized. She or he will supervise all aspects of the team and ensure that the program is operated in compliance with NCAA, Southland Conference and ACU rules as well as develop a culture of excellence poised to fulfill the missions of ACU and the Athletic Department. She or he will perform the administrative duties associated with being a head coach including: developing and administering the sport's budget, preparing data and reports, as necessary; assisting in revenue generation and fundraising activities; and assisting with and advocating for full compliance with NCAA, Conference, and ACU rules for all constituents. The head coach will be reasonably available to, and work professionally with, the media as well as cooperate with the ACU and Department staff members.
Bachelor’s Degree required, Masters preferred
Experience coaching Softball at the collegiate level, preferably Division I
Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills
Ability to work a flexible schedule and meet travel requirements necessary for success in recruiting, competition and development
Possess excellent verbal and written skills
Capable of working collaboratively in a team environment
Demonstrated success in recruiting high-level student-athletes
Possess skills necessary to perform all administrative duties associated with position
Be a professing Christian, active in a local church, ability to foster spiritual growth.
Applicant should submit:
Minimum of three (3) professional references
Statement of Faith
Link to recent video illustrating coaching style and in-game responsibilities
Internal Number: 492594
About Abilene Christian University
The mission of Abilene Christian University Athletics is “Honor Christ through excellence in academics and athletics,” and the vision is to “Win at the highest level by providing the most Christ-centered student-athlete experience in collegiate athletics.” ACU will begin its sixth year of NCAA Division I affiliation with the 2018-19 school year, and the first five have been filled with amazing accomplishments. ACU has finished in the top half of the Southland Conference Commissioners’ Cup in each of the four previous years in which it was eligible to win the cup, including a best finish of third place in 2015-16. ACU has won five Southland Conference championships in the the last three seasons.
No intercollegiate athletics program in the state of Texas – at any level – can claim as many national championships as ACU, which has won 64 team titles since 1952. Only four colleges and universities – including Stanford, USC and UCLA – have won more NCAA national team championships than the Wildcats. ACU’s internationally recognized track and field program has produced world-record holders, more than 20 Olympians, several hundred all-America performers and two Olympic gold medalists.... In addition, the program was named the Texas Sports Dynasty of the Century by Texas Monthly magazine in November 1999.
Founded in 1906, ACU?is the premier university for the education of Christ-centered global leaders. It offers 77 baccalaureate majors that include more than 135 areas of study, 30 master's degree and three doctoral programs. ACU Dallas, a branch campus in Addison, Texas, is the home of the university’s online graduate and professional programs. ACU enrolls about 5,000 students, generally from 51 states and territories, and 40 nations, and has about 90,000 alumni in more than 100 nations. Its graduates are best-selling authors; winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Olympic medals, and Emmy, Grammy, Telly and Dove awards; and national leaders in education, business, law, science and medicine, journalism, psychology and ministry.
A private, comprehensive university, ACU was founded in 1906 in Abilene, Texas, a friendly city of 120,000 people about 150 miles west of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. As an educational center for a large region, Abilene provides cultural, entertainment and support programs and services normally associated with much larger cities.