Stony Brook University Assistant Softball Coach in Stony Brook, New York
Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Three (3) years of coaching and/or playing experience at the college level in the sport of Softball. In lieu of college level coaching experience, a combination of four (4) years of coaching experience at the high school, college, professional or national team level in the sport of Softball and playing experience at the college, professional or national team level in the sport of Softball will be considered. Understanding of NCAA Compliance Rules (played a Division I, II or III sport, coached in collegiate athletics or as a staff member in a collegiate athletic program). Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver's License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. (\*\*\*Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes").
Prior recruiting experience. Prior experience with skill instruction. Prior experience with pitching skill instruction. Prior experience with practice and game plan development. Experience in administrative responsibilities in the sport of softball (team scheduling, budget preparation & administration, facility usage, public relations, fundraising, community service and other daily operations for the program). Previous experience with a Division I Athletic Program.
Brief Description of Duties:
This position is an assistant coach for a Division I program in the sport of Softball and will assist the head coach in all aspects of operating a successful program. The primary focus of this position will be placed on the assistant's use of independent judgment and discretion in the identification & recruitment of prospective student-athletes, their awarding of athletics scholarships, their teaching and skill development of those student-athletes during their athletic and educational tenure at Stony Brook University, and in the extensive daily administrative operations of their respective sport program. In addition, the assistant coach will be evaluated on the extent to which they provide each student-athlete a positive, meaningful, educational experience through athletics. The assistant coach is also expected to execute other program related duties as assigned by the Head Softball Coach.
The assistant coach will use independent discretion and judgment in identifying student-athletes capable of competing both academically and athletically at Stony Brook University. They will play a decisive role in the subsequent active recruitment of those identified student-athletes and more importantly they will award athletics scholarships, either independently or in conjunction with the head coach. The assistant coach is responsible for managing an assigned recruiting territory and identifying prospective student-athletes through thorough research, by independently evaluating talent at local & national events, and initiating correspondence and maintaining relationships with coaches and prospects. The assistant coach is responsible for managing a database of prospects and maintaining records of contacts, to remain in compliance with NCAA, Conference and University regulations. The assistant coach must propose, manage and adhere to a recruiting budget for each of the events attended.
Student-Athlete Skill Instruction: Team and Game Preparation
The assistant coach will teach all basic and advanced skills required in the sport of Softball. The teaching of these skills and the development of those student-athletes occurs year round during individual skill sessions, team practices, and conditioning sessions (independent of the head coach). This includes the independent development and implementation of sound and safe practice plans that successfully prepare the student-athletes with the fundamentals of the specific sport. In addition, the assistant coach is responsible for assisting the head coach in developing a comprehensive and strategic game plan for each scheduled contest throughout the season. This includes, but is not limited to, evaluating upcoming opponents by breaking down game tapes, preparing a scouting report for the student-athletes and advising the head coach on making adjustments to the game plan during contests.
The assistant coach will be responsible for the organization and coordination of a wide variety of administrative tasks as assigned by the head coach, which include, but not limited to, team travel, contest scheduling, budget preparation & administration, facility usage, public relations, marketing, fundraising, community service and other daily operations for the program. The assistant coach is required to work independently with various support services in the Department of Athletics and campus constituents (i.e. Financial Aid, Admissions, & Registrar) in carrying out these tasks.
Monitoring of Academic Progress of Student Athletes
The assistant coach, working in conjunction with the office of Student-Athlete Development, will oversee the academic success of the student-athlete and assist with academic problems. This includes, providing guidance/counseling and support (as necessary) as well as supervising and monitoring study halls (as assigned), checking class attendance, and organizing weekly and monthly (one on one) academic meetings with each student-athlete to track their progress by semester, by major, and by degree requirements.
NCAA Rules Compliance
The assistant coach will be responsible for knowledge of, and adherence to, NCAA rules and regulations pertaining to recruiting, eligibility, and general operation of the Softball program. To be eligible to recruit off-campus, the assistant coach must pass the NCAA Recruiting Exam on an annual basis.
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
\*Failure to comply with NCAA regulations can result in suspension w/out pay, termination, fines, institutional loss of scholarship and bans on post-season competition.
This is a full-time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
\*\*\*Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver's license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.
Evening and weekend work will be required.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
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Official Job Title:Division I Assistant Coach
Job Field:Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location:US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area:Department of Athletics
Schedule:Full-timeShift:VariableShift Hours:8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting Start Date:Sep 30, 2021
Posting End Date:Oct 15, 2021, 3:59:00 AM
Salary:Commensurate with experience.
Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.