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Assistant Coach, Softball
Title:Assistant Coach, Softball

Job Duties

Under the general supervision of the Head Softball Coach will provide leadership and guidance with all aspects of the intercollegiate softball program. The assistant coach will work to provide optimal playing conditions for LaGrange College softball student-athletes which will include activities such as supervision of the Callaway Education Building locker room and weight room. The Softball Assistant will provide information and evaluations regarding recruits, roster development, game personnel and staff.

  • The Softball Assistant develops and maintains a system to identify potential recruits and to work closely with area high school coaches, two year college coaches and parents to recruit quality student-athletes to LaGrange College;
  • Works to encourage the development of psychological, social, and mental skills necessary for the student-athletes to be successful in the classroom, on the field and in future endeavors;
  • Works with Admissions to expedite the registration, admission, and other administrative processing of all student-athletes;
  • Develops practice plans, position assignments, game strategies, individual work-outs and strength and conditioning needs for various student-athletes; serving our varsity and varsity reserve program
  • Serves as a role model for student-athletes by exhibiting ethical and professional conduct at all times;
  • Provides oversight of athletes residing in campus housing; reports damage(s), needed maintenance, security issues, etc. to Head Softball Coach, Athletic Director, Director of Housing, Securitas, and National Maintenance Services;
  • Represents and promotes LaGrange College at various civic, community, speaking, fundraising and marketing events;
  • Maintains confidentiality of information exposed to in the course of business regarding students, supervisors or other employees;
  • Contributes to a safe educational and working environment by participating in all drills and training and being prepared to take action should a health or safety emergency occur;
  • Oversees the budget;
  • Assists in all aspects of softball camps held at LaGrange College;
  • Oversees softball work study students by providing them with responsibilities and maintaining hours;
  • Serves as the game day manager for specified home games providing workers from the softball team to carry out regular home game responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Coaching experience at the high school or collegiate level is required
  • Experience competing at the collegiate level is preferred
  • Ability to evaluate physical performance related to an inter-collegiate softball program
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills is required. Ability to effectively communicate both within and outside the College including, but not limited to, student-athletes, parents, recruits, coaches, civic and business leaders is required;

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work as a support individual within a group setting
  • Ability to provide effective leadership to student-athletes to encourage both successful academic development and competitive performance

Work Environment:

  • Position involves both inside sedentary work and on the field coaching and training situations with student-athletes;
  • Demonstration of appropriate softball skills may involve strained muscles or orthopedic related injuries from running, throwing, etc;

Special Requirements:

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends (long hours)
  • Must have current training in First-Aid and CPR

Located one hour south of Atlanta, LaGrange is a four-year liberal arts and sciences college offering 54 academic pre-professional and professional programs. Home to more than 1,000 students and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the college is typically ranked among Southern comprehensive colleges by U.S. News and World Report. The city of LaGrange has a population of 30,000+ and is an inviting community with a sense of traditional Southern charm and old-fashioned hospitality, LaGrange is home to Fortune 500 companies, historic landmarks, unique shops, and restaurants for every taste. Area attractions, for children and adults, range from fine arts, including an art center, symphony, and performing arts to great outdoor life, including Callaway Gardens, West Point Lake, Pine Mountain, and FDR State Park. LaGrange also provides its residents an excellent recreational program. For more information about the city of LaGrange and the surrounding area, please check with the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce.

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