This position will report to the Head Softball Coach. The primary duty of the Assistant Softball Coach is to assist the Head Coach in all aspects of coaching and instructing team members in the knowledge of the sport. Assistant Coach may be responsible for individual student/athlete instruction in a specific area. Assistant Coach will assist in evaluating and recruiting potential student-athletes. Included in the compensation with this position can be room and board.
Duties and responsibilities:
Assist in all areas of team performance, including pre-season, post-season training, practice and competition.
Design and implement instructions for individual student-athletes in a certain area.
Monitor the academic progress of student-athletes and provide encouragement, support and referral assistance as appropriate.
Assist in the day to day operations, including but not limited to video breakdown, travel plans, equipment and budget management.
Assist with identification, evaluation and recruitment of student-athletes
Implement and develop fundraising strategies to support annual operating budget.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Coach.
Comply with ASC/NCAA rules and regulations and support NCAA DIII / ASC Philosophy and Mission
Promote your program (on campus, in the community, outside the community – speeches to local organizations, player volunteer work, camps, etc.)
Attain/Maintain CPR/AED certification
Assist with playoffs (if hosting)
Professional Development – annually attend clinics or do other things to better your coaching ability
Represent the University on and off the field in a positive fashion. Maintain appropriate relationships and communicate appropriately with Alumni, SA’s, Team, Coaching Staff, Community, and ASC.
Other duties as assigned by Athletic Director.
Skills and abilities:
Excellent organizational ability, high level of accuracy, attention to detail
Effective communication skills
Able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and with minimal supervision.
Experience working with Microsoft Office Word Pro, Excel, Powerpoint
Enjoy working with college students
Travel, including overnight and/or weekend
Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
Coaching and/or playing experience at the collegiate level
The successful candidate must demonstrate effective and excellent leadership, motivational, organizational and interpersonal skills.
University of the Ozarks reserves the right to consider an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience necessary to perform successfully the major duties and responsibilities of the position.
Send a letter of interest, résumé, and three to five professional references to:
Mail: Director of Human Resources, University of the Ozarks, 415 N. College Ave., Clarksville, AR 72830
About University of the Ozarks
Ranked in the top ten of southern region comprehensive baccalaureate institutions by U. S. News & World Report, the University of the Ozarks is a Presbyterian-related institution that blends the liberal arts and professional preparation in a student-centered environment emphasizing quality teaching and student learning. The university serves a diverse group of approximately 870 students from the United States and abroad on a beautiful campus in Clarksville, Arkansas, located along I-40 approximately 90 miles northwest of Little Rock, nestled between the Arkansas River and the Ozark Mountains. Recent major gifts have enhanced the academic program and other campus initiatives. For more information about the University of the Ozarks, visit www.ozarks.edu.