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Head Softball Coach

Job Summary

The Head Softball Coach is responsible for the organization, direction, and administration of the softball program, including the implementation and maintenance of standards of academic and athletic excellence.  The Head Softball Coach must have a thorough knowledge of and commitment to compliance with the rules, regulations and policies of Morehead State University and the NCAA and Ohio Valley Conference.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Maintain knowledge and rules of the NCAA in all aspects as it relates to this position.
  • Responsible for the complete operation of an NCAA Division I program, including staff selection and supervision, scheduling, recruiting, and academic progress of student athletes. 
  • Involved in development and planning of fund raising activities and be able to promote the best interests of the University by developing and maintaining effective relationships with faculty, staff, players, other students, administrators, the community, secondary school personnel, and media.


  • Budget Management
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Organizational Relationships

Reports directly to the Assistant Director of Athletics; with upline reporting to the Director of Athletics, Vice President for Student Life and President.  They have downline supervision of Assistant Softball Coach and Graduate Assistants.  Other interaction with Assistant Director of Athletics, Compliance and Educational Services Director, Athletic Training staff, Sports Information staff, student/athletes, media, faculty, and other staff members.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree and coaching or equivalent experience.  Knowledge of NCAA rules and compliance issues concerning the administration of intercollegiate athletics.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

Master's degree.  Excellent communications and organizational skills.  Demonstrated ability to recruit student-athletes with potential for academic and athletic success.  Teaching experience.

Working Conditions and Atmosphere

In accordance with the principles of NCAA rules compliance, it is understood that any employee who is found in violation of NCAA regulations shall be subject to disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination of employment for significant or repetitive violations.

Visible program under constant scrutiny of students, faculty, staff, community, media, and alumni.  Considerable travel and frequent night and weekend hours involved.  Primary field maintenance personnel.

Date Approved/Revised:  September 10, 2008

Grade:  Non-Classified