Wheeling University, an NCAA Division II Catholic university, and member of the Mountain East Conference invites applications for a full-time Head Softball Coach. Responsible for fulfilling all position-specific requirements to create a viable NCAA D-II softball program. Must be able to travel out of town for extended time periods and have the ability to work extended hours, such as evenings and weekends. Requirements include a valid, current driver's license; NCAA Compliance Certification; and First Aid, CPR, and AED certification. Proficient in using recruiting software program Front Rush. Successful candidates must be committed to the academic and athletic success of the student-athlete and be able to support and promote the University's Mission.
Trains and prepares student athletes. Teaches sport-specific skills, tactics and philosophy; schedules and directs practices; conducts sport-specific physical training and conditioning for student athletes both in and off season. Ensures athletes are making satisfactory academic progress; works with the Faculty Academic Representative, the Academic Coordinator and Registrar to monitor athlete's grades; establishes and coordinates study halls; provides mentors and tutors as needed; and ensures all student athletes are academically eligible per NCAA and conference requirements and entered correctly into the NCAA Compliance Program; and maintains regular office consultation hours. Other duties as assigned.
Graduate Assistant (GA) Supervision
Responsible for overseeing GA's. Includes hiring, training, directing, monitoring and performance feedback. Other duties as assigned.
Scouting and Recruiting
Accountable for scouting and recruiting of future student athletes. Includes following all NCAA, conference and University regulations and guidelines; assessing athletic talent and academic performance of potential student athletes; determining who meets the athletic requirements and University academic standards; and coordinating scholarships per the University's approved model. Other duties as assigned.
Supports the sport's program. This includes representing the University in all sport specific activities; assisting the Sports Information Director in the organization of sports information materials such as media guides, press releases and community public relations programs; assists with program budgets; purchases uniforms and equipment; coordinates pre-season medical exams for student athletes; scouts opponents and prepares game plans; establishes itineraries and makes travel arrangements. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education Level Required
Minimum Experience Level Required
Three years experience as a collegiate assistant coach. Experience as a head coach and player is preferred.
Physical Demands Required
Required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear and use hands to handle and feel objects; lift and / or move up to 50lbs; reach with hands and arms, climb and balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; occasionally lift and / or move up to 100lbs; have vision abilities that include close vision; distance vision; color vision; peripheral vision; depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and moderate noise level that can be loud depending on the circumstances.
Compliance Responsibilities Required
Required to ensure NCAA, conference and University policies and mandated requirements are correctly interpreted and met and documentation is maintained per policies and procedures; maintain qualifications and certification(s) and complete required annual training.
Required to have a valid driver's license; NCAA Rules Compliance Certification; and First Aid, CPR, AED certification.