This incumbent will provide support to the head coach in maintaining a highly competitive and successful athletic program develop in a manner compatible with the department and University philosophy, and in compliance with NCAA and Conference rules and regulations.
Duties and Responsibilities
-Aid coaches in all aspects of developing and maintaining a competitive intercollegiate sport program within the NCAA and NSIC rules and regulations. -Seek knowledge and understanding of current softball trends and use of analytics. -Instruct and teach student athletes in the fundamentals of sport technique and strategy, with preference to those with hitting or pitching and/or outfield expertise. -Plan and execute practice and competition plans including the evaluation of opponents. -Aid in effort to plan, conduct or assist in clinics, camps and other departmental community events. -Perform administrative responsibilities, including assisting in budget planning and management, scheduling of competitions and planning and executing team travel. -Assist in monitoring the academic performance of student athletes to help them achieve full potential. -Aid coaches in evaluating and recruiting qualified student athletes to UMD and the organization of recruiting events including on-campus official recruiting visits and game-day visits. -Provide opportunities for student athletes to develop life and leadership skills. -Commit to adhering to all rules and regulations of the Department, the University, our Conference affiliations and the NCAA. -Support the UMD athletics mission of excellence in the Classroom, Community and Competition -Other duties as assigned
$14,000 per year (12 month appointment) With a second year option
Start Date: TBD
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a regionally accredited university within the past three years
2 years minimum experience coaching at the high school, collegiate or professional level
2 years minimum playing experience
Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
Commitment to athletic excellence in an academic environment
Demonstrated ability to communicate both written and verbally
Proficient in Microsoft Excel
Experience in working with diverse populations
About University of Minnesota Duluth
Now in its 88th year of operation, the University of Minnesota Duluth Department of Intercollegiate Athletics continues to maintain one of the most competitive and well-balanced sports programs of its size in the country.
Fourteen of the Bulldogs' 16 teams — baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, football, women’s soccer, softball, women’s tennis, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball — are members of the 16-school NCAA Division II Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. The NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey programs, meanwhile, are aligned with the eight-team National Collegiate Hockey Conference (which debuted in 2013-14) and the eight-school Western Collegiate Hockey Association, respectively.