As our Head Softball Coach, you will be responsible for the overall direction of the Softball Program at WWU. This includes overseeing, instruction and supervising approximately 20 - 25 softball players who are student-athletes at WWU. Your responsibilities will include directing and advising student athletes, coaching both during practices and games, developing practice plans and game plans. Other responsibilities include recruitment, fundraising and administrative responsibilities for the program. This position is vital to the continued growth and success of the athletics programs in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, the NCAA, and supports the student-athletes in their quest to maximize their abilities in the classroom and in competition.
Three years of experience as a collegiate Softball coach
Demonstrated ability and commitment to effectively coaching student athletes of diverse social identities and backgrounds
First aid/CPR certification, or commitment to obtaining this certification within three months of beginning employment
Knowledge of NCAA rules related to recruiting, eligibility, and financial aid
Head coaching experience at the collegiate level
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to strong collaboration with colleagues in the Athletics Department and throughout the University
Internal Number: 495833
About Western Washington University
Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
The Athletics Department supports Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.