The Head Softball Coach will be responsible for initiating various aspects of the CWU Softball program. These duties include but are not limited to: day-to-day operations; the recruitment and retention of student-athletes; game strategy including practice and game coaching; fiscal planning and budget development; supervising and evaluating assistants and staff; assisting with scheduling; maintaining a positive and professional relations with students, athletes, alumni, donors, media, and fans. The Head Softball Coach must conduct a softball program in compliance with all applicable NCAA, Conference, State, National, and Institutional rules and regulations. It is also critical that the softball program works in the best interest of the university mission and goals, in which student-athletes graduate and achieve competitive success.
Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years Professional or Collegiate Coaching OR an equivalent combination of experience, training, and/or education which clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
Understanding of and commitment to academic and athletic excellence
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong computer competency skills (MS Word, Excel, email, etc.)
Experience recruiting student-athletes and fundraising for various athletic programs
Knowledge of all applicable individual association rules and regulations
Previous coaching and recruiting experience on the collegiate level
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.