The Assistant Softball Coach is a full time, 10 month position, that is responsible to the Head Softball Coach, as well as to the Director of Athletics for the performance of the duties that this job description assigns.
Discipleship of the students athletes in the program
Teaching and modeling the value of Christian competition
Recruiting and retaining quality student athletes who understand and embrace Covenant College’s mission and vision.
On-field coaching and instruction
Creating service and mission opportunities for student athletes to give back to the community
Opponent scouting, including video edits and scouting reports
Monitoring academic performance of student athletes and partnering with Student Development for discipleship, development and retention of student athletes
Conducting summer and exposure softball camps
Run all facets of the JV program including: recruiting, organizing, coaching, budgeting, planning and scheduling of all practices and competitions for the program.
Handling all social media accounts for the Covenant softball program
Contributing and caring for the development and growth of the athletic department as a whole.
Responsible for administrative staff position within the Athletic Department. This position will be assigned by the Director of Athletics at the beginning of each academic year once all primary staff positions have been determined. Examples of possible roles include, but are not limited to: game day management, facility oversight, intramurals, strength and conditioning, or student employee oversight.
To Apply: Please email: cover letter, resume, statement of faith, and contact information for 3-5 references to Director of Athletics, Dr. Tim Sceggel at email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Experience in coaching softball, collegiate level coaching preferred.
A strong understanding of and commitment to NCAA Division III.
A commitment to adhering to all policies, rules, and regulations of Covenant College, USA South Athletic Conference and the NCAA.
Ability to work cooperatively with other administrators, coaches, students and faculty members.
Good written and oral communication skills.
A strong understanding of and commitment to Scripture, the Westminster Standards, the doctrinal standards of the PCA and the mission of Covenant College as a Christian liberal arts college.
An acceptance of and commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
About Covenant College
Covenant Quick Facts:
- Ranked in the top 150 in National Liberal Arts colleges
- Also ranked as one of the top 3 Christian colleges in the country (via US News & World Report)
- Rated the most beautiful Christian college campus in the world (via christianuniversitiesonline.org)
- Average ACT of 26 for all students
- 90% of students get in their 1st or 2nd choice for graduate school
- 95% of alumni report weekly involvement in a local church
Athletic Department Info:
- Since 2015, seven coaches have been named conference coach of the year
- Last year we finished 5th overall in the USA South Presidents Cup standings out of 19 institutions, and currently sit in 2nd place
- 94% of varsity student athletes report that they have grown in their faith as a result being an athlete at Covenant
- Winners of 6 consecutive institutional sportsmanship trophies from the USA South Athletic Conference
- 45 student athletes were named to an all conference team in 18-19 (most ever)
- The average GPA of student athletes is 3.21 (which outperforms non athletes)
- Student athletes graduate at a 7% higher rate than non athletes
- A recent study from the University of Minnesota ...ranked Covenant in the top 6% of NCAA Division III institutions for hiring female head coaches
Chattanooga, TN & Lookout Mountain, GA
- Chattanooga has been recognized as Outside magazine’s “Best Town Ever” award - the only city to ever win the award twice!
- Lookout Mountain is rated 83% safer than all other cities in the USA
Southern Living magazine named Lookout Mountain as #1 on their Top 5 Best Scenic Views list
- Lookout Mountain was named a top 50 road trip by USA Today