Job Details

Fresno State Athletics Corporation
  • Position Number: 2075750
  • Location: Fresno, CA
  • Position Type: Athletics/Coaching

Assistant Softball Coach

Job ID: 13932

Commensurate with education, experience and qualifications (Coaching positions are not tenure track and do not guarantee future employment rights).

Assist the Head Softball Coach with the coaching and developing a nationally competitive Division I Softball team. Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: coaching student-athletes; recruiting; game management; scouting; academic monitoring; practice organization, player development, facility management; camps; compliance, travel; equipment purchasing and distribution. In addition to other administrative duties as assigned.

Position Summary:
  • Assists head coach in evaluating student-athletes performance and design instructional opportunities to improve technical and strategic execution based on sound motor learning and biomechanical principles.
  • Assists head coach in developing and implement a recruitment plan to identify, manage and sign top-tier student athletes.
  • Assists head coach in creating and reinforcing an environment of academic achievement, expectation, and success that supports and encourages academic progress and graduation; monitor the academic progress of student athletes; monitor class attendance and study halls as seen necessary.
  • Assists head coach in coaching team competitive events. Assumes full team responsibility for organizing and conducting competitive events.
  • Ensures adherence to all governing rules, university, department, conference, NCAA policies and procedures, including student- athlete benefits.
  • Proposes the strategies, goals and objectives for the sports program on a short and long-term basis.
  • Represents and promotes professional conduct, university will and high standards at all promotional and media related events including games.
  • Participate in fundraising activities for the program and development.
  • Maintains an effective channel and level of communication and follow-through, with sport administrators, support services.

    Major duties of the job include:
  • On field duties of hitting, infield or outfield
  • On field and in cage pitching
  • On field hitting and fungo hitting for player and team development
  • Practice planning and periodization of offense and defensive workouts.
  • Analyze performance, provide feedback and instruct participants in program strategies and techniques to prepare them for competition
  • Observe players while they perform at practice/games, provide feedback for individual or team improvement
  • Manage and operate technology effectively to enhance player and team development
  • Handle paperwork and related administrative responsibilities in a thorough, complete, timely manner and adhere to university and department fiscal procedures and practices
  • Manage, and facilitate maintenance of the softball facility for practice, games and tournaments
  • Communicate and work effectively with campus facilities on the day to day operations of softball facility
  • Management of equipment budget, ordering, processing and distribution
  • Assist in management of Team Travel such as budget, organizing food, air, bus and vans for road trips
  • Assist in the recruitment of prospective athletes on and off campus within the framework of the university,
    department, conference and NCAA

    Secondary Duties of the job include:
  • Assist head coach with academics
  • Assist in the organizing and facilitating of camps/clinics
  • Assist head coach with community relations
  • Assist head coach with booster club activities
  • Assist head coach in fundraising
  • Assist head coach in scheduling
  • Assist in Social Media and Sports Information Communication

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
    Required Knowledge:
  • Either played competitively or have specialized knowledge working with hitters, infield or outfield for a minimum of two (2) years
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations

    Required Skills & Ability To:
  • Have strong communication and motivation skills
  • Ability to support the equity and diversity commitments of the department and University
  • Cooperation professionally and collegiality with the media, the community, the University and the Athletic Department staff and administration
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and project a professional attitude
  • A history of regular attendance and positive performance evaluations

    Education and Experience:
    Required Education:
  • Bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education which is accredited by one of the six U.S. regional accrediting associations or by an equivalent international institution of higher education

    Required Experience:
  • Previous college softball OR baseball OR professional OR National Team experience whether it be playing or coaching OR success coaching at the high school or travel ball level for a minimum of two (2) years

    Preferred Skills:
  • Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office, Google sheets, Google pages
  • Ability to use technology for programing, analysis, breakdown and player development
  • Recruiting ties and professional relationships with prospective travel ball and high school coaches
  • Experience using online recruiting and compliance database software

    Filing Deadline:
    Applications received by November 29, 2020 will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and given full consideration by the hiring manager and/or search committee. Qualified applicants received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the hiring manager and/or search committee.

    Application Procedures:
    Complete the required fields on the online application, a resume, and three professional references, including telephone numbers, are required. A cover letter that addresses your qualifications for the position is also required. Full consideration will not be given to applicants who fail to complete all application requirements.

    Pursuant to Executive Order 1088, reasonable accommodation is to be provided upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on a case-by-case basis after it has received the individual's request for accommodation and engaged in an interactive process. Employees or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources directly at (559) 278-2032.

    How To Apply:
    To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online employment site at:

    Other Requirements:
    Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States.

    California State University, Fresno, in conjunction with the CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive.

    California State University, Fresno annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Fresno State, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to or accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol/drug use, crime prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Campus Police Department or by accessing the following web site:

    The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site: 1083-rev-7-21-17.html

    This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

    Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

    Other Applicant Information:
    Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application materials via automatic email reply. In addition, qualified applicants will receive email notification at the conclusion of the recruitment process.

    It is the policy of the California State University to fill vacant positions represented by the California State University Employees' Union (CSUEU) with qualified applicants currently employed on the campus. Other applicants may be selected when it is necessary to meet the best interests of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from campus applicants.

    Temporary positions filled through recruitment may be extended or converted to permanent status without a second recruitment depending on the availability of funding and the circumstances that created the vacancy. A permanent or probationary on-campus applicant selected to fill a temporary vacancy at a higher classification or skill level that expires within the stated timeframe may return to his or her previous classification, not necessarily in the same position, subject to the conditions of the appropriate bargaining agreement.

    Equal Employment Opportunity:
    California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment, on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity, per HR 2004-12), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Retaliation against individuals for complaining about these proscribed conduct, opposing such conduct, or participating in an investigation or proceeding involving such conduct is prohibited by both executive orders.

    Further, California State University, Fresno's statement of commitment to equal employment opportunity principles is also found in the various collective bargaining agreements.

    General Information:
    California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to offer high-quality educational opportunities to qualified students at the bachelor's and master's levels, and in certain applied disciplines, at the doctoral level. The current student enrollment is approximately 24,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and world. California State University, Fresno promotes student learning and community engagement through faculty scholarship and service learning opportunities in collaboration with community organizations, educational institutions, industry, business and government. The University was one of the first U.S. Colleges and Universities to be selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its Community Engagement Classification.

    Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 600,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within driving distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.

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