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Graduate Assistant Softball Coach

Ohio Dominican University
Bexley, Ohio
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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Job Description

Position Title: Graduate Assistant Softball Coach

Department: Athletics

Reports To: Head Softball Coach

Status: Salaried, Exempt

Date: August, 2024

Position Summary:

The Graduate Assistant Softball Coach reports to the Head Softball Coach and is responsible for assisting the Head Coach in carrying out all activities necessary to accomplish the objectives of the softball program within the guidelines of the NCAA, Great Midwest Athletic Conference, and the University. The graduate assistant coach will give support by coaching student-athletes, recruiting, monitoring student athlete academic progress, scheduling, managing travel and scholarships and overseeing the discipline, conduct and image of the student-athlete.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in all aspects of the softball program that would include instruction, practice planning and preparation, recruitment of qualified student-athletes and scouting.
  • Monitoring progress for the softball team's academic progress.
  • Responsible for all aspects of game day set-up for softball games.
  • Assist in managerial decision of scheduling, travel arrangements and supervision of student-athlete's.
  • Other duties and responsibilities assigned by head coach.


  • Bachelor's degree is required.
  • Candidate must be accepted into one of the following ODU Graduate Programs: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Education (Med), Master of English (MA), Master of Sport Management (MS), Master of Theology (MA), Master of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
  • Qualified candidate must show demonstrated coaching success, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience as a college student-athlete preferred or minimum of 2-years coaching experience.

  • Tuition grant covers the cost of 18 credit hours (usually 6 courses) per academic year.
  • $5,000 yearly stipend.

Educational Value:
  • Will develop written and oral communication skills through correspondences with coaches, players and faculty/staff members.
  • Will develop leadership and management skills needed to aid coaches and players on and off the field.
  • Will gain logistical experience while assisting in scheduling and travel arrangements.
  • Will identify and apply appropriate ethical practices in decision making in accordance with Ohio Dominican, G-MAC and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Will gain hands on experience that will help prepare for post graduate life.

Additional Information:

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the position. It is, instead, a description of the essential elements of the position.

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