Assistant Coach, Softball

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Santa Clara University
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Assistant Coach, Softball

Santa Clara University

Department: Softball Women

Part Year: No

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Standard Hours (hours per week): 20

Position Purpose:

Reporting to the Head Softball Coach, the assistant coach is responsible for assisting in all aspects of running a Division I Softball program including, but not limited to: game preparation, teaching and coaching; practices and player conditioning; recruitment and retention of student-athletes; program administration; academic integrity; and donor/alumni public relations and youth programs. In addition, the assistant coach is responsible for abiding by all conference and NCAA regulations to ensure departmental compliance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

A. Assist with creation and implementation of effective match, practice and conditioning plans for the student-athletes.
1. Work with Head Coach to develop effective drills and strategies for player improvement.
2. Assist and/or monitor strength and conditioning programs as needed.
B. Assist with recruitment of the best student-athlete within the admissions, financial and regulatory standards and policies established by the University, WCC and NCAA .
1. Assist with the identification of potential student-athletes.
C. Assist with administrative responsibilities of the Softball program in an efficient and responsible manner.
1. Work with various areas of the department (equipment room, facilities, etc.) to ensure proper communication of schedules and other needs.
D. Assist in the monitoring and verification of program related expenditures and revenues.
1. Assist with travel arrangements and finances.
2. Ensure fiscal responsibility by administering the program’s budget within University and Department guidelines.
3. Organize and monitor expenses and revenues for special events and summer programs.
E. Assist External Relations staff with program promotion.
1. Assist Media Relations with media related activities.
2. Assist Ticket Operations and Game Day Managers with fan experience opportunities.
F. Skillfully communicate with colleagues and student-athletes.
1. Serve as a role model and example of sportsmanlike conduct and of the qualities taught by Santa Clara University.
2. Maintain active communication with internal constituencies.
G. Display commitment to the academic success of student-athletes.
1. Work cooperatively and effectively with Academic Support Services staff.
2. Assist and/or monitor study hall program.
H. Abide by all conference, department and NCAA regulations and assist to ensure departmental compliance.
1. Successfully pass NCAA recruiting test.
2. Attend all compliance seminars and reviews.
3. Maintain current CPR certification.
I. Other Duties as Assigned.
1. Models the office culture guidelines of the Department of Athletics.

2. Is aware of and abides by all NCAA , WCC and other applicable rules and regulations.

3. Sets a positive example of behavior for students and the SCU community.

4. Represents SCU in the community.

Provides Work Direction:

Occasionally provides work direction to student managers.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.
This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

• Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal.
• Considerable time is spent on the field instructing students.
• Extensive travel required for competitions and recruiting.
• Position may be asked to demonstrate or be involved in athletic activities.
• May be required to tour the campus with students.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

• Typical office environment
• Athletic facilities and arenas


• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the sport of softball is required.


• Strong, positive communication skills as a coach and as a member of the Department of Athletics.


• Ability to interact with students and fellow coaches.

Education and/or Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree preferred.

• Minimum of two (2) years of demonstrated success in an assistant coach or player at the Division I level required.

Salary Information: $20.65 - $23.74 per hour

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

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About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master’s universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website at To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

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