The part-time assistant coach will work with the head coach to develop and maintain a positive student-athlete experience that focuses on student-athlete development, building an inclusive culture, recruiting elite prospective student-athletes, and contributing positively to the College’s Athletic Department. The coach will help create purpose and value to the College’s and the Athletic Department missions. The candidate will assist the head coach with the organization and direction of all aspects of a competitive softball program. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: -Assist with positional skill instruction as assigned by the head coach -Ability to develop players by teaching, coaching and demonstrating proper drills for skill development -Assist in field preparation and maintenance; game day and travel preparations, scouting opponents and organizing practices -Understand the overall program philosophy; work with head coach to provide academic support and mentoring through individual and team meetings -Assist with planning and organizing camps; assist with recruiting and organizing recruit database -Utilize video to break down and evaluate individuals, games and practices. Review video with individuals and team -Other duties assigned include working Bear Athletic Center front desk hours and/or cage hours This position will work approximately 650 hours for 2020/2021 fiscal year.
Bachelor’s degree required and one year or more of college softball coaching experience; Experience in identifying and recruiting athletically and academically qualified student-athletes; A valid U.S. driver’s license; Evenings and weekend work, as well as travel, required; Be knowledgeable about injury prevention in weight room and softball practices
The ability to throw front toss, hit ground balls and flyballs is required and they must be able to lift equipment associated with the sport.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to coach women’s softball at the college level. Candidates should possess an understanding of NCAA Division III and conference rules and regulations. Candidates need to possess a strong work ethic and organizational skills. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of and/or experience in a residential, liberal arts college environment.
About Grinnell College
Founded in 1846, Grinnell College is a private, coed, residential liberal arts and sciences college located in Grinnell, Iowa (60 miles east of Des Moines). A Division III member of the NCAA and competes in the Midwest Conference. Completed in 2010, Grinnell’s athletic facilities are one of the top in the country for Division III schools.