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Head Softball Coach

Apply now Job no: 503299
Department: Intercollegiate Athletics
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Athletics, Recreation
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Head Softball Coach
Hours Per Week:


Job Summary

To administer a Division I program in the sport of softball consistent with the policies of Miami University, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and other appropriate governing bodies (i.e. Mid-American Conference).
The Head Softball Coach will be responsible for facilitating the human development both academically and athletically, of every softball student-athlete. Additionally, this individual, will work closely with the Softball Sport Administrator and Athletic Director, to continually assess and elevate the program's status in the areas of academics, recruiting, budget tracking and reporting, equipment ordering, marketing/public relations, sports medicine, strength and conditioning, departmental compliance, alumni engagement, facility management. Specifically, this candidate will work toward the athletic department goal of graduating at a rate equal to or above the undergraduate cohort of Miami University.
This position specifically supports the mission of the University and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics by assisting in institutional compliance with NCAA and Conference rules and regulations.

Duties/Physical Demands:

1. Responsible for developing and monitoring the academic and athletic progress of students through high graduation rates and championship success.
2. Plan, organize and direct all activities involved with a Division I program.
3. Develop, track, manage and be fiscally responsible for the sport budget.
4. Recruit qualified student-athletes of character who can developmentally thrive at Miami University.
5. Plan and administer practice to promote holistic skill development of athletes that serves them not only athletically but in future endeavors outside athletics.
6. Hire, supervise and mentor assistant coaches.
7. Purchase and coordinate sport equipment along with assigned Asst Director of Sport & Facility Services
8. Process initial and renewable financial aid recommendations as appropriate for the softball program.
9. Coordinate admission process for incoming student-athletes.
10. Review and update all NCAA squad lists.
11. Represent the softball program to outside constituencies (media).
12. Conduct the softball program in accordance with all NCAA rules, including attendance at compliance meetings, appropriate record keeping for recruiting and playing/practice seasons, monitoring eligibility of student-athletes in the program, successfully completing the annual NCAA Certification test, and assisting in the education of student-athletes about NCAA rules.
13. Participate in departmental activities, including service on committees and attendance at all scheduled meetings and events.
14. Participate in activities as requested by the Miami Athletic Fund/Athletic Development Office.
15. Perform other duties as assigned by the athletic administration.
16. Identify and provide an annual outreach opportunity for student-athletes in the softball program.
17. Work with the Academic support staff to monitor the academic progress of all student-athletes.
18. Work with the Human Performance staff to develop a program suitable for student-athletes.
19. Work alongside Wellness Services personnel to ensure the physical and mental health of all student-athletes is being monitored.
20. Engage the Miami Softball alumni across the country through a systematic stewardship process along with the help of the Sports Administrator and University Advancement Office.

Minimum Qualifications:

1.Bachelor's Degree
2.Experience in teaching Softball skills, recruiting and coaching

Desired Qualifications:

1.Master's Degree
2.Network of contacts in primary recruiting areas
3.Division I coaching experience
4.Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of NCAA rules and policies
Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with prospective student-athletes, current student-athletes, staff and University personnel
Having the ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and promote an inclusive team environment
Strong organizational skills to manage and lead an athletic program


Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
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A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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