Graduate Assistant Coach – Softball

 

Description

The Assistant Softball Coach is responsible for supporting the head coach in the overall management of the softball program including practice planning, implementation of game strategy, recruitment, player development and organizing community service projects. Graduate Assistant Coach (GA) must be willing and able to recruit throughout the summer, if arranged. Night and weekend hours are required, and facilities are off-campus. The assistant coach will be responsible for coaching during the traditional season in the spring and the non-traditional season in the fall

Supervision Given or Received

Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Athletics and Head Softball Coach.

Educational Requirements and Qualifications
  1. A personal and vital Christian faith consistent with the mission of the university.
  2. A bachelor’s or post graduate degree.
  3. Experience with recruiting is preferred.
Examples of Work Performed

Note]  Examples are illustrations only.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Practice

        Create daily practice plans for defensive section of practice in area of which you oversee

        Report to Coach on injuries or consecutive sessions that have gone poorly

        Fill in as a runner or fielder when needed during practice

        Assist with post-practice evaluation

Game Day

        Assist with field preparation

        Keep necessary charts on teams

        Communicate any schedule changes (game or practice) to managers

        Know game signals, able to fill in if necessary

        Organize team meals between games

        Drive team van when needed

Junior Varsity Team

        Assume responsibilities of head coach of the junior varsity team

        Travel with junior varsity team to away games and make necessary arrangements for meals

Recruiting

        Respond promptly to emails sent by the Head Coach

        Communicate with coaches and players as directed

        Keep a calendar of recruits coming to tour campus

        Assist with campus tours

        Attend recruiting tournaments as directed to observe student-athletes

        Stay updated with recruiting board (top prospects, correspondence, incoming commitments, etc)

Office/Administrative

        Assist with mental training, team bonding, and other activities as directed by the Head Coach

        Help organize community outreach events

        Be responsible for team study hall and communicate with Student Success Center on required study hall hours for players

        Assist with eligibility for current players

        Assist with creating fundraising opportunities and managing the budget receipts from such opportunities

Other

        Report all instances of breaking campus or team rules to Head Coach

        Set the example to our athletes on and off the field

        Maintain a 3.0 GPA in the graduate program and act professionally in all classes and interactions with professors

        Attend weekly meetings to discuss game and practice quality and make suggestions for changes that need to be made

        Other tasks given by the Head Coach

To Apply

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If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 918-335-6273 or okwuapplications@okwu.edu

As an evangelical Christian university of The Wesleyan Church, Oklahoma Wesleyan University models a way of thought, a way of life, and a way of faith. It is a place of serious study, honest questions, and critical engagement, all in the context of a liberal arts community that honors the primacy of Jesus Christ, the priority of Scripture, the pursuit of Truth, and the practice of Wisdom. Nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report and Forbes, the University offers a thriving academic community. It is located in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, a city of approximately 30,000 residents known for its strong schools and its appreciation for the arts. Bartlesville is the home of the annual OKMozart Festival and of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Price Tower. It is located in the beautiful Green Country region of northeast Oklahoma, forty-five miles north of Tulsa.