Head Softball Coach

Union University Jackson, TN
Union University seeks a qualified individual for the position of Head Softball Coach.

Union University is a private, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. The campus is located in Jackson, Tenn. (80 miles northeast of Memphis) with additional campuses in Germantown and Hendersonville, Tenn. Union University currently enrolls more than 3,300 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 47 states and 16 countries. Union University stands as a national leader among colleges and universities in promoting a Christian worldview and a Christ-centered approach to education. Union is consistently ranked among the nation's premier Christian universities and has been recognized as a top tier institution each year since 1997 by U.S. News & World Report, which also recognized Union at a national level for undergraduate teaching excellence. Union was also recently recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a "Great College to Work For," one of only 30 four-year institutions to receive this honor roll designation.

Position Description:

This position is responsible for the maintenance of all fields, instruction of how to operate sport equipment safely and efficiently, recruitment of team players, and attendance of all games and practices. This position will also abide by all Gulf South Conference and NCAA Division II rules and regulations, as well as monitor each player's academic progress. Duties include:

* Instruct student athletes about skills and execution needed to perform the sport of softball competitively, safely, and effectively.

* Recruit team members by understanding the productivity of a balanced team, knowing how to recognize athletic ability, and attracting good players to this university.

* Maintain all supplies and equipment, prepare and clean the field before and after games.

* Attend all games and practices scheduled.

* Provide support and advice to the assistant coaches and helpers within the coaching team.

* Instruct all team members about rules, strategies, and techniques of softball to prepare them for competition.

* Contribute to a positive work climate and the team effort within the school, as well as demonstrate a positive sportsmanship in everyday situations.

* Ensure that all matters related to the team's student-athletes adhere to NCAA rules and regulations as defined in the NCAA Division II Manual.

* Apply Christian standards and attitudes in relationships among cohorts, faculty, staff and students.

* Adjust coaching techniques, based on the strengths and weaknesses of athletes.

* Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of opposing teams to develop game strategies.

* Make sure that all student-athletes understand NCAA and GSC rules and compliance standards.

Union University is committed to strict compliance with any and all rules and regulations of the NCAA and the Gulf South Conference. An infraction by the employee of any rule or regulation of the NCAA or the Gulf South Conference will render the employee subject to progressive disciplinary action including, but not limited to, immediate termination of employment. Infraction of any rule or regulation of the NCAA or the Gulf South Conference shall include any infraction whatsoever, whether intentional or unintentional.

Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in related field is required. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated collegiate coaching and recruiting experience.

Successful candidates must be professing Christians who are active members of a local church, enthusiastically support Union University's Identity, Mission, and Core Values, and articulate a Christian worldview in their work and life.

Department: Department of Athletics

This is a full time position