Head Softball Coach, Athletics

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July 25, 2022

This is a full-time, 12-month position responsible for leadership in all phases of the women’s softball program.


The following primary responsibilities will include:

  • Managing and administering the softball program
  • Recruiting prospective student-athletes that promote the University’s commitment to academic and athletic excellence
  • Administering softball grant-in-aid program
  • Promoting student-athletes' personal development on the field, in the classroom, and in the campus community
  • Conducting in-season practice and game planning; out of season conditioning
  • Providing for full compliance with NCAA, GLVC, and University rules and regulations
  • Managing program operations budget -- including equipment, travel, recruiting, fundraising, camps, etc. -- and supervising full-time assistant coach
  • Representing the program internally and externally including, but not limited to: admission, faculty/staff, alumni, community, and media.


Required qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Demonstrated effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Minimum two (2) years softball collegiate coaching and recruiting experience;
  • Understanding of the unique opportunities and challenges in a highly-selective academic environment;
  • Knowledge of and commitment to NCAA rules;
  • Commitment to academic success and student-athlete well-being. 

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree;
  • NCAA Division II coaching experience and/or collegiate softball playing experience;
  • Collegiate softball coaching experience in a successful program;
  • Recruiting experience in Missouri and surrounding states.

To apply, submit a letter of application, resume, academic transcripts, and contact information for at least three references at employment.truman.edu or mail to:

Human Resources
Truman State University
McClain Hall 101
100 E. Normal
Kirksville, MO  63501

Review of applications will begin Monday, August 8, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check. 

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and titleix@truman.edu.

Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or hrstaff@truman.edu.

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