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Head Softball Coach

Husson University
Bangor, ME, ME

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details


The Head Softball coach will serve as the primary coach and administrator for the softball program. The Head Softball Coach will be responsible for instructing students in the areas of sports fundamentals, sportsmanship, leadership, film, scouting, recruiting, academic and conduct monitoring, and strength and conditioning.

Examples of Duties

Duties include the following:

  • Coaching responsibilities to include; instructing students on sport fundamentals, setting goals, setting clear expectations, and providing feedback to students.
  • Demonstrate teaching and coaching competencies with regards to skill instruction and tactical strategies.
  • Motivation and ability to conduct daily instruction and practice sessions.
  • Design and execute a competitive schedule.
  • Monitor and provide input and instruction regarding the strength and conditioning program for the team.
  • Program budget management.
  • Organize team travel arrangements including meals, hotels, and transportation.
  • Participate in department wide and sport specific fundraising efforts.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive recruiting plan to include recruiting qualified collegiate student-athletes.
  • Provide leadership in the personal, academic, and athletic development of student-athletes.
  • Monitoring the academic progress of student-athletes to ensure they are meeting academic course requirements and providing guidance and instruction to students to ensure success.
  • Monitoring the conduct of the student-athletes and teaching athletes to work together ; develop written team expectations.
  • Supervise and utilize assistant coaches.
  • Implement the basic principles and policies of the athletic governing bodies (NCAA / NAC) and Husson University.
  • Secondary duty within the department will be assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
  • Typical Qualifications

    Education: Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s degree preferred.

    Experience: Three years successful coaching experience at the high school or collegiate level or experience playing at the collegiate level, head coaching experience preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities: Working knowledge of coaching pitchers, catchers, and field players. The ability to work with Front Rush recruiting software, and the ability to create film sessions with both individual members of the team and the full team. Coaching licenses, certifications and badges preferred.

    Must also possess the skills to function well in a variety of roles that interact positively with the administration, faculty, coaching staff, student-athletes and other on-campus and off-campus communities.

    The successful candidate will show the ability to work successfully in a highly competitive NCAA Division III collegiate environment.

    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The normal work environment includes outdoor weather conditions on a daily basis with regard to both practices and games. The normal work environment includes outdoor weather conditions on a daily basis with regard to both practices and games. Work on nights, weekends, and overnight travel is expected.

    Supplemental Information


    **Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.**



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    Mission Statement:

    Husson University inspires and prepares students for professional careers in current and emerging fields within the context of an education informed by the sciences and humanities.

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    Located in beautiful Bangor, Maine, Husson University is a small school that makes a big impact. With 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students and an average class size of 18, Husson University prides itself on being an institution where everyone focuses on the student. Our students are more than just a number here at Husson.

    We have a long-standing commitment to providing affordable and accessible education. Our faculty members are some of the leading experts in their fields. They include Fulbright scholars and numerous leaders of honorary and professional societies.

    Husson University dining hallWe have a strong focus on experiential learning. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked Husson as one of the top 10 institutions in the country for student participation in internships. (2013 and 2014)

    Combined, these attributes have made Husson the “University of Choice” for professional careers in current and emerging fields where students succeed, experiential learning is championed and global understanding is promoted. All of our programs are designed to help students achieve career success. With 54 degree programs and 10 graduate professional programs to choose from, you’ll find Husson graduates in organizations devoted to business, information technology, criminal justice, hospitality, education, healthcare, communications, pharmacy and much more.

    Our warm, welcoming campus community is part of Maine’s third largest city. Bangor is located along the banks of the Penobscot River and is part of the Maine Highlands. It offers local residents the perfect balance of arts, culture, shopping, dining, and entertainment, in a town with one of the lowest urban crime rates in America. Husson is easy to access from I-95 and Bangor International Airport.

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    If career growth and quality of life are important to you, and if you have a passion for educating the next generation of leaders by transforming students’ lives, then we invite you to learn more about Husson University.

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