Assistant Softball Coach I
Job no: 493957
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: South Orange
The assistant coach for softball will assist the head coach in all aspects of the program that participates in NCAA Division I competition. Specifically, the position will act as the Pitching Coach. Duties include but are not limited to: coaching, recruiting, coordinating practices, assisting with team travel, program development, procuring equipment and other duties as assigned by the head coach. The assistant coach is responsible for the concerns and welfare of his/her student athletes both on and off the field of competition. This includes monitoring the academic performance and furthering the success of the team in meeting academic and eligibility criteria set forth by the university and the NCAA. The assistant coach is responsible for the safety, behavior and appearance of the student-athletes and managers under his/her direction while representing the university.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Design, conduct and monitor countable athletically-related activities per NCAA playing and practice regulations and department policy, including declaring the practice season, reporting weekly countable athletically-related activities adhering to sport-specific rules regarding voluntary activities and sport-specific safety exceptions.
- As a pitching coach, evaluate student-athletes to identify strengths and deficiencies, and design instructional opportunities to improve technical and strategic execution based on sound motor learning and bio-mechanical principles.
- Collaborate with the Head Coach to incorporate pitching-specific learning opportunities into daily practice design. Assists with the design of workout programs to improve athletic performance of the SHU pitcher-catcher battery. Communicate with all members of the program's coaching staff regarding the progress and training activities of the specific group of student-athletes that coach is charged with overseeing.
- Assist in planning, conducting and supervising all practice and conditioning sessions, as is deemed appropriate.
- Provide leadership during instructional sessions, utilize given discretion in guiding students through the learning experience via a variety of teaching strategies, and alter skills as need to facilitate program needs.
- Collaborate with the Head Coach, certified Athletic Trainers, and Strength and Conditioning Coach to design both academic year (in-season and out-of-season) and summer conditioning programs, encompassing recognized and approved methods of improving power, speed, strength and aerobic performance, consistent with industry safety and health standards.
- As an NCAA certified recruiter, successfully research, scout, evaluate and contact prospective student-athletes while operating within the scope of the department, Big East Conference and NCAA regulations at all times.
- As an on-campus recruiter, collaborate with other department and university staff in designing official and unofficial visits in compliance with all university, Big East Conference and NCAA regulations.
- As a recruiter, assist other department staff by regularly defining personal responsibilities for recruitment-related correspondence, telephone calls, academic evaluations, athletic evaluations, off-campus contacts, home visits and database maintenance per department, university, Big East Conference and NCAA regulations.
- Coordinate mailing of recruitment materials to prospective student-athletes, ensuring the maintenance of a computerized master recruit database.
- Oversee the negotiation of scholarship offers to prospective student-athletes, ensuring that any commitments fit within the total number of available scholarships.
- Establish and develop relationships with appropriate high school and junior college officials, amateur club coaches, and coaches within the sport's national governing body for public relations purposes, thus positioning the university nationally.
- Provide valuable input in developing and monitoring the program budget relative to position's primary responsibilities, such as recruitment, team travel, or equipment and apparel.
- Assist in monitoring the academic progress and eligibility status of student-athletes, including class attendance and structured study.
- Supervise and assign responsibilities to team manager(s), video staff and graduate assistant(s), when applicable.
- Assist with the development of schedules for practice and competition, as assigned. Interface with appropriate departmental administrators to manage site assignments, visiting team practices, reservations for alternative facilities (e.g. classrooms, meeting rooms) pre-and-post events, hospitality room and cancelled practices.
- Assist in or manage coordinating team travel arrangements. Arrangements shall include development of itineraries, reservations for transportation (ground and air), lodging, per diem, meals, practice facilities, meeting rooms and entertainment. Monitor expenditures and cash disbursements for compliance with university, departmental, and NCAA policies. Manage travel party per conference regulations.
- Assist in or manage the purchase of apparel and/or specialized equipment. Work with vendors in accordance with university protocol. Consult with the equipment manager on matters of inventory, purchase and delivery. Coordinate with the equipment manager to ensure the issuance of the necessary equipment and apparel for scheduled practices and competitive events.
- Manage, monitor and archive all required records and paperwork per regulatory requirements (e.g. state, federal and NCAA compliance).
- Must understand and comply with all NCAA and Big East rules and regulations at all times. Lack of compliance could result in severe Big East or NCAA sanctions for the program, the department and the university.
Public Relations and Fundraising
- Participate in public relations activities, as approved, to include granting interviews with newspaper, radio and television media, attending press conferences and making public appearances. Consult with assigned Media Services staff regarding game preparations.
- Represent the department at professional, civic, charitable and alumni events. Consult with Compliance office staff to evaluate each request to ensure compliance with NCAA regulations.
- Assist with or oversee the planning, coordination and execution of approved fund-raising activities.
- Bachelor's Degree; 1-3 years experience as an intercollegiate softball player or softball club or collegiate coach.
Licenses and Certificates:
- Driver's license; Prefer that candidate has passed the most current NCAA Coaches Certification Test, however, it can be administered (and must be passed) once on campus
- General Office Environment
Seton Hall University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation or sex.
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