Head Baseball Coach

Jun 20, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Head Baseball Coach
Location: Morris
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 331168

The University of Minnesota Morris Intercollegiate Athletics seeks a Head Baseball Coach. This is a 100% time, 10-month, annually renewable appointment. The qualifications are as follows:

Essential knowledge, skills and abilities:
A Bachelor’s degree and demonstrated effectiveness playing and/or coaching baseball is required. A Master’s degree, college coaching experience and/or participation at the collegiate level are preferred.

Required qualifications include: excellent organization, oral and written communication skills, an appreciation for the philosophy of the NCAA Division III, strong program management skills, the ability to recruit qualified and talented student athletes, a demonstrated commitment to students’ athletic and academic success, the demonstrated ability to build, motivate and retain a diverse and inclusive team with sensitivity to individuals of all cultural backgrounds, and the capacity to be a visible and engaging leader. The successful candidate will demonstrate an appreciation for the mission and value of a public liberal arts college, be self-directed and motivated, work with integrity, and bring skills and abilities needed to advance Cougar baseball, the athletic program and the university.

About the Job

The Head Baseball Coach is responsible for leading and directing all aspects of a NCAA Division III baseball program that advances the mission of intercollegiate athletics and the University. The head coach supervises assistant coaching staff; leads student recruiting and retention efforts; coaches student athletes and fosters their skill development; leads coaching plans and implementation at practices and competitions; provides for students’ safety, health and wellbeing; assures compliance with NCAA, UMAC and university policies; provides sound fiscal management; supervises equipment oversight, scheduling, travel planning, and summer camps; oversees off-season programs and athlete development; and coordinates program communication and fundraising efforts with the Athletic Director and External Relations.

The head coach will build an effective coaching staff with a shared vision, coordinate a comprehensive recruitment program for student athletes working collaboratively with the Office of Admissions, build and retain a diverse and talented team, foster good sportsmanship and a climate of respect, and provide an environment that supports students in achieving their athletic, academic and life goals.
This position must demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The position includes a collateral assignment overseeing the Cougar equipment room.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a letter of application, resume and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Morris values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. Morris is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and /or service because we believe that diversity enriches the University experience for everyone.

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About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM)

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) makes its home on a 121-year-old campus on the western edge of the state and is one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation. The small, close-knit campus emphasizes faculty/student collaboration in research, study abroad, and service learning. Deeply rooted in the tall grass prairies of Minnesota, the campus also has advanced sustainable, environmentally friendly initiatives that have grown to levels of national leadership and touch nearly all aspects of campus life.

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) is an undergraduate-focused residential public liberal arts college serving 1700 students. As one of five campuses of the University of Minnesota, the Morris campus is located 160 miles west of Minneapolis in the rural community of Morris. Morris is consistently highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Fiske Guide to Colleges, Princeton Review, Kiplingers Personal Finance, and Washington Monthly. The student body is talented, diverse and engaged. The Morris student body is one of the most ethnically diverse in the University of Minnesota system with 21% American Indian students, 10% other U.S. students of color, and 9% international students.

The University of Minnesota Morris is building an increasingly competitive NCAA Division III athletic program with 19 sports for men and women. The Cougars compete in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. Cougar Athletics is committed to fostering academic achievement, inclusive excellence, and good sportsmanship. One in five UMM students is a varsity athlete.