POSITION SUMMARY: The successful candidate will assist the Head Softball Coach with recruiting, skill instruction, student-athlete development, monitoring academic performance, coordination and implementation of community service programs, identification and summer camps, community involvement, fundraising, practice and game coaching. Additional specific responsibilities include development of pitching staff. Full-time position; $20,930 plus benefits.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Recruitment: Assist in the recruitment of student athletes. Negotiate scholarship offers to prospects as directed by the head coach. Attend off campus games for the purpose of evaluation and contact. Coordinate mailing of recruitment materials and recruiting information. Maintain contact with prospective student-athletes. Plan campus visits with prospective student-athletes and their parents.
Coaching: Directly working with the pitching staff. Prepare, plan, conduct and evaluate practice sessions, as directed by the head coach. Teach individuals and groups of players specific tasks and skills before, during and after practice, in-season and off-season. Teach player-to-player sport specific skills. Teach progressions and drills during daily practice.
Team Administration: Administers travel arrangements for team by completing the following tasks when requested by the head coach: organize buses, hotels and meals for all away games; process all paperwork before and after every trip; create itineraries and work with opponents to schedule practice times. Supervise and assign responsibilities to team managers if applicable. Maintain equipment inventory and oversee distribution to athletes. Plan long and short term team objectives under the leadership of the head coach.
Academics: Assist with enrollment activities of student-athletes under the direction of the head coach. Assist with monitoring academic performance, academic progress and class attendance of student-athletes and intervene when necessary.
Campus/Community Communication: Interact with various campus offices and departments. Serve in a leadership role and promote participation in community service activities by student athletes. Maintain frequent and consistent public contact with high schools, junior colleges, four year schools and clubs for recruitment, scouting and public relations efforts.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS: • Bachelor’s Degree preferred • Previous collegiate experience as a player or pitching coach preferred • CDL or ability to obtain CDL preferred • WESTERN TEXAS COLLEGE WILL NOT CONSIDER YOUR APPLICATION IF YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES
Additional Salary Information: full time benefits
About Western Texas College
Western Texas College is committed to excellence as it challenges students to reach their full potential.
The institutional goals of Western Texas College are:
•Provide quality education for pre-professional, general, career, technical, workforce and foundational students
•Enhance student life through campus activities
•Provide support services that help students, staff and faculty succeed
•Provide opportunities that encourage and facilitate social, cultural, economic and community development
•Promote life-long learning that encourages critical thinking, skill development, communication proficiency, art and cultural appreciation and civic responsibility
Courses of Study
Western Texas College offers programs of study that qualify students for the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree and junior standing in a senior college or university, and programs that qualify students for the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Programs are also offered that qualify students for certificates of completion which are awarded to students who successfully fulfill the requirements of a program of less than two years' duration.
Since degree requirements of various col...leges and universities vary considerably, students preparing for transfer to senior colleges and universities should check carefully the catalog of their chosen institution and confer with the counselors, registrar, or faculty advisor concerning specific courses to be taken at Western Texas College.
In general, all students working toward a Bachelor of Arts Degree will need basically the same courses in the first two years with a few selected electives. Most students planning a Bachelor of Arts degree, and especially those students who are undecided about a major field, are advised to follow a “liberal arts curriculum.”
Recognition and Accreditation
Western Texas College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Western Texas College.
The college is also approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Western Texas College is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges, Texas Association of Community Colleges, and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Students or prospective students who wish to review accreditation documentation may request this file from the President’s Office.
An Equal Opportunity Institution
Western Texas College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities.
Equal opportunities include, but are not limited to, employment, upgrading, promotion, demotion or transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising, layoff or termination, rates of pay, and selection for training.