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Head Coach, Softball

Missouri Western State University

Missouri Western State University

St Joseph, MO, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Position Information
Position Title Head Coach, Softball
Job Description
Missouri Western State University located in St Joseph, MO, invites applicants to join our Athletics Division as Head Softball Coach. Reporting to the Director of Athletics, The Head Softball Coach is responsible for leading the softball program at Missouri Western State University.

The Head Coach directs, plans, and manages the operation of the softball program, including academic performance of student-athletes, coaching and training, recruiting, scheduling, budgeting, public relations, fundraising, and promotion.

Missouri Western is an NCAA Division II institution, which successfully competes in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) in 16 sports and Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) in 1 sport.

  • Organize activities and programs to assist student athletes in academic success and personal development.
  • Organize and develop the recruiting program.
  • Develop suitable public relations strategies.
  • Supervise assistant coaches.
  • Organize, manage, and execute practices and games.
  • Develop and manage budgets and the operations plan.
  • Assist with fundraising for the softball program.
  • Schedule practices and non-conference games and organize related travel for the team.
  • Assist with monitoring and maintaining the softball facilities and equipment.
  • Perform daily, weekly field maintenance including but not limited to mowing, dragging of infield, windscreen maintenance, batting cage care/operation, tarp installation (with team), cleaning of dugouts and care of bullpens.
  • Assist facilities staff with preparation of the field on game days during the spring (possibly before, between and following games).
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of the sport and of game strategies.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of public relations concepts and strategies.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to scout and recruit student-athletes.
  • Ability to provide motivation and leadership.
  • Ability to coach, teach, and train student athletes.
  • Good decision making skills.
  • Organized and analytical thinker with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and other general office equipment.

Missouri Western State University is a student-centered learning community preparing individuals for lives of excellence through applied learning. Missouri Western is in St. Joseph, Missouri, located 45 minutes north of Kansas City, and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves.
Required Qualifications
  • This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Must have four years of successful collegiate coaching and/or playing experience.
  • 1st Aid/CPR/AED training required.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree
Physical Demands
  • Generally works in an office or an indoor or outdoor sports environment.
  • May be exposed to the loud noise of an audience at games.
  • May be exposed to inclement weather conditions and extreme temperatures.
  • Required to use close vision and be able to focus.
  • Regularly required to talk and hear; frequently required to sit, stand, and bend at the knee and waist, and walk.
  • Must be able to have repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement to type and work on computer.
  • Must have finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination to work on computer, telephone, and related office equipment.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.
FLSA Exempt
Additional Demands
  • Travel required.
  • Regular nighttime and weekend work is required.
Hours of Work
Varied hours. Nights and weekends required.