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Assistant Softball Coach

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Work Type: Staff full-time
Location: Abilene
Categories: Athletics and Recreation, Staff

About ACU

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.

Title of Position Assistant Softball Coach
Posting Location Abilene Christian University - Abilene Campus
Department Athletics
Employee Class Exempt/Full-time
Basic Responsibilities A. Coaching Student Athletes
B. Recruiting
C. Game Management
D. Fundraising
E. Other duties as directed by Head Softball Coach
Essential Duties

A. Coaching student athletes
1. Teach principles, skills and techniques of the game
2. Develop physical skills of softball
3. Develop mental skills of softball
4. Ascertain game plan for opponent
5. Oversee academic progress for softball student athletes

B. Recruiting
1. Evaluate potential softball student athletes
2. Recruit potential softball student athletes via email, phone contacts, and personal visits on and off campus
3. Responsible for managing the recruiting online database and completion of NCAA, Southland Conference and ACU compliance related materials for recruiting.
4. Establish and develop relationships with high school and club coaches and other sources of potential softball student athletes

C. Game Management
1. Coordinate certain game day management functions for officials and game staff in coordination with Assistant Athletics Director/Operations
2. Responsible for securing game film, statistics and all related media
3. Responsible for assisting Assistant Athletics Director/Operations with the coordination and scheduling of high school playoff games and other outside groups wanting to use Wells Field throughout the year

D. Fundraising
1. Developing and coordinating fundraising opportunities at the head coaches discretion
2. Seek and maintain relationships with alumni, community advocates and current and prospective donors

E. Other duties as directed by Head Softball Coach
1. All other duties assigned.

Professional Development Requirements

A. Skills
1. Adept interpersonal and communication skills
2. Strong organizational skills
3. Excellent knowledge of softball

B. Training Modules Required
1. Softball clinics and seminars
2. Maintain current standing with NCAA, Southland Conference, compliance and university regulations
3. Leadership, management, and decision-making workshops


A. Professional
1. Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred\
2. Coaching experience
3. Leadership or management experience

B. Personal
1. Self-motivated, resourceful, and creative
2. Strong communication and professional skills
3. Ability to work and interact well with all levels of staff, faculty, and administration

Physical Demands A. Strong voice for extended period of talking
B. Able to endure extended periods of walking and/or standing
C. Able to demonstrate techniques used in softball
D. Able to adapt to long, extended hours of travel
Additional Information

ACU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.


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