Assistant Softball Coach

Posted Date 1 week ago(7/16/2021 12:17 PM)
Number of Openings
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Type of Search
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
St Paul
FLSA Status
Employment Type
Full-Time Staff
Assigned Months per Year
Benefits Eligible


The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for an Assistant Softball Coach position within the department of Intercollegiate Athletics.


The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.



The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

  • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
  • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision options
  • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


Reporting to the Head Softball Coach, the Assistant Softball Coach is responsible for assisting the Head Softball Coach with organizing, developing, and administering all functions related to coaching a nationally competitive Division I Softball team. Fundamental duties include but are not limited to practice, game planning and game strategy, recruiting Prospective Student-Athletes, Student-Athlete skill development, technique and mentorship, Student-Athlete off the field comprehensive development, and administrative responsibilities as it relates to alumni, fundraising, media and budget management. This position collaborates with Intercollegiate Athletics staff members, medical services, academic support, compliance, equipment management, and institutional partners.





1. Student-Athlete Skill Development, Technique and Mentorship. 

  • Develop hitters and defensive position players athletically and mentally so they can maximize their potential as players. 
  • Be an active participant in their development off the field.  This includes, but is not limited to academically, and socially.

2. Recruiting   

  • Identify, evaluate, and recruit local, regional, national, and international softball players that comply with the softball programs culture. 
  • Establish and cultivate relationships with high school and junior college coaches. 
  • Participate in the planning and execution of unofficial and official recruiting visits. 
  • Assist in planning and execution of prospect camps on campus.

3. Practice, Game Planning and Game Strategy

  • Assist with the organization of drills, hitting reps, and team defense for practice. 
  • Evaluate opponent’s strengths and weaknesses and assist in game planning and film breakdown.

4. Administrative  

  • Assist and represent the softball program by attending intercollegiate athletics, alumni, university, booster club, and fundraising events. 
  • Work with Sports information Director to participate in approved media requests. 
  • Help to develop content and maintain a positive social media presence.  
  • Assist in monitoring and maintaining compliance paperwork. 
  • Assist in planning and execution of youth camps throughout the year.

5. Additional duties as assigned.





Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus five years relevant collegiate level coaching experience required 
  • Proven ability to coach and motivate team members, coaches, and staff to reach new levels
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends 

An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree and Division I coaching experience
  • Knowledge of NCAA and conference rules


All interested candidates must apply online at Follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes creating or updating an applicant profile, uploading a resume, and completing a job specific application.


In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at


The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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