Head Coach, Softball

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Company Description:

Founded in 1845, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has an enrollment of about 1,800 students. Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wittenberg has an exceptional staff and award-winning faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and development of students into successful global citizens. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills in Springfield Ohio, Wittenberg is easily accessible from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.

Wittenberg is a NCAA Division III institution participating in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) and offers a broad-based intercollegiate athletics program with 24 varsity teams and numerous club and intramural opportunities. Annually, Wittenberg places among the top four in the North Coast Athletic Conference All-sports standings.

Job Description:

Wittenberg University is seeking applications for a Head Softball Coach.  The position is responsible for managing all aspects of an NCAA Division III athletic program and will interact effectively and appropriately with student-athletes, parents, alumni, faculty, administrators, peers, and community members.  The Coach will evaluate prospects, maintain and ensure student-athlete academic integrity, demonstrate a commitment to the mission and values of Wittenberg University and Division III athletics, and comply with NCAA, conference, and university rules and regulations.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate practice and game-day preparation, scheduling, and execution.
  • Recruit & graduate student-athletes for the softball program.
  • Engage parents, alumni, and community members.
  • Ensure fiscal management for the sport.
  • Hire, train, and supervise staff and student-workers.
  • Provide service to the Institution as assigned by the Director of Athletics and Recreation.
  • Adhere to NCAA, conference, departmental, and university policies, procedures, and expectations.
  • Other duties as requested.


For this position, we require that candidates have a bachelor's degree, previous collegiate playing experience, and 1-3 years of previous collegiate coaching experience.  

Travel is required as well as some evening and weekend work.  A valid driver's license with good driving record is also required.

Knowledge in the following technologies is preferred:  Microsoft office, athletic video and performance review software (i.e. Hudl, Synergy), social media, recruiting software (i.e. Frontrush). 


Additional Information:

Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large.  Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website.  

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

We ask candidates to set-up an account and apply through our online system. As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format.

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter
  3. The name, e-mail address, and phone number for 3 professional references. 

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at 937-327-7517.




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Posted: 4/20/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
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