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Assistant Baseball Coach
DATE:   7/22/2013
JOB TITLE:   Assistant Baseball Coach
DEPARTMENT:   Athletics
SECTOR:   Business Affairs


Under general supervision the Assistant Baseball Coach will assist the head coach in developing student athletes academically and athletically for the baseball program. The assistant coach will contribute to the educational mission of the University by offering direction and instruction in the area of baseball athletics.


Recruit student athletes for the baseball program; 

Provide academic support for student athletes; 

Contribute to the educational mission of the University by offering direction and instruction in the area of baseball athletics; 

Provide motivation, counseling and supervision for student athletes; 

onitor study hall, day-to-day class attendance, progress reports and maintain contact with professors regarding students' academic progress; 

Instruct methods and strategies and coach student athletes
in the sport; 

Follow and conform to NCAA rules and regulations;

aintain confidentiality of information (including but not limited t student and employee personal information, student grades, etc.), both during and after their employment with the University.  Any question regarding the confidentiality of material, should be referred to the supervisor.  Any violation shall subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment; 

Perform other duties as assigned.




60%    Provides teaching and instruction as well as individual team instruction for the fundamentals of baseball and developing skills; recruits potential student athletes for the baseball program. Follows and conforms to NCAA rules and regulations.

20%    Monitors study hall, day-to-day class attendance, progress reports and maintains contact with professors regarding students' academic progress.

20%    Provides guidance and advice to student athletes.


1)   Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.

2)    Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.

3)    Knowledge of baseball coaching and teaching techniques and the ability to effectively use them.

4)   Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary.

5)    Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by telephone.

6)    Ability to travel when necessary.

7)    Knowledge of recruiting techniques and the ability to effectively use them.

8)    Proficiency to handle various office machines including but not limited to: computer keyboard, computer software applications, calculator, copy machine and fax.

9)    Knowledge of academic eligibility rules.

10)  Ability to drive a personal or university vehicle for the purpose of university business.


The functions of the position usually performed sitting, but may require some amount of time standing. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. Tasks involving working on a computer keyboard, computer software applications, calculator, cutting, labeling, and taping involve extensive wrist and hand movement. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.


1)    Bachelor degree or high school diploma with high level amateur or professional playing and/or coaching experience required.

2)   At least one year of experience coaching baseball at the high school, college or higher competitive level or at least three years experience playing baseball at the college level or higher.

Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy:

The University affirms its commitment to equal opportunity and non-discrimination and recognizes its responsibility to provide for all employees an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, national origin, age, marital status, predisposed genetic disorder, Vietnam Era or disabled veteran status, disability or other category protected by law. The University also does not tolerate any actual or attempted reprisals or retaliation against an employee who raises a sincere and valid concern regarding harassment or discrimination. All such discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation is, therefore, strictly prohibited. This policy protects and covers the conduct of all employees, without regard to job title or status. Anyone engaging in the above mentioned conduct is subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge or termination of any other status.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety
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