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Head Softball Coach

Alcorn State University
Lorman, Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 24, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title
Head Softball Coach

FLSA Status

Posted Salary Range
Commensurate with experience

Employment Status
Full Time


Job Summary

The incumbent manages a competitive Division I Softball program that adheres to all University, SWAC and NCAA rules and regulations while providing a safe and accepting environment for student – athletes to grow and develop academically, athletically and one that encourages personal responsibility, sportsmanship and service to others.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Thorough and accurate knowledge in the subject sport
Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
Strong knowledge of softball skills and strategies
Good communication skills, verbal, written and interpersonal
Strong coaching and recruiting skills
Strong organizational skills
Ability to recruit effectively
Ability to work effectively with a wide range of people in a diverse community

Essential Job Functions

Assigns Assistant Coaches and/or graduate students in the overall planning and execution of the intercollegiate Softball program
Recruits quality prospective student-athletes and ensures timely submission of their academic records for admissions
Monitors academic progress and status of team members, implementing action plans through appropriate staff when needed
Monitors and maintains the discipline and conduct of student athletes to support the image and reputation of the athletics program
Plans coaching and practice sessions in accordance with NCAA and SWAC regulations
Develops and implements game strategy and position assignments
Oversees the strength and condition program for student athletes
Manages all operational, fiscal, and administrative activities for the Softball program
Promotes the athletic program and specific sport through community events, public speaking, fundraising and marketing
Ensures adherence to all Association, Conference and University rules by athletes and support staff
Other related duties as assigned by the Athletic Director


Licensing and Certifications


Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds
Not Required

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds
Not Required


Extended Work Hours

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Number of Vacancies


Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

EEO Statement:
Alcorn State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or other factors prohibited by law in any of its educational programs, activities, services, admissions, or employment practices. The following offices are designated to handle inquires and/or complaints regarding non-discriminatory policies and procedures of Alcorn State University:
Complaints, inquiries, or specific requests in regard to Title IX and Section 504 directives should be made to: Title IX Office, Walter Washington Administration Bldg., Room 519A, Lorman, MS, 39096, (601) 877-6700.
Complaints, inquiries, or requests in regard to non-discrimination in employment practices should be made to: Human Resources Department, Walter Washington Administration Bldg., Room 107, Lorman, MS, 39096, (601) 877-6188
Questions, complaints, or requests in regard to ADA / ADAAA compliance in employment practices should also be made to the department of human resources.

Advertising Summary
Excellent Benefits Package

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many years of coaching experience do you have?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
Optional Documents


 Alcorn State University

A great educational choice, Alcorn State University in Mississippi is a place of purpose, history, and discovery, and the nation's oldest, land-grant HBCU

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