Head Softball Coach


The University of Mary in Bismarck, ND is accepting applications for a Head Softball Coach.

The Head Softball Coach is responsible for all aspects of the University of Mary’s NCAA Division II Softball program, including strategic planning, budgeting, recruitment, personnel management, and campus and community relations. A key responsibility is the enthusiastic implementation of and personal investment in the University’s ‘Greatness Through Virtue’  whole-person development model.


Essential Roles and Responsibilities Include:

Oversees Scholar-Athlete & Team Academic Success
Exhibits a commitment to academic success
Provides guidance to scholar-athletes to ensure there is a balance between academics and athletics that will result in satisfactory academic progress
Must maintain knowledge of NCAA Division II eligibility requirements and guidelines
Develops and implements criteria and success plans for “academically at-risk” scholar-athletes
Oversees Scholar-Athlete & Team Athletic Success
Exhibits a commitment to athletic success
Achieves a winning record or shows improvement within the program
Recruits high caliber student –athletes
Demonstrates the ability to work with other members of the athletics department
Demonstrates the knowledge necessary to facilitate improvement in athletic performances
Oversees Scholar-Athlete & Team Compliance
Demonstrates knowledge and compliance with University, conference, and NCAA rules and regulations, including all aspects of compliance in operating a Division II Athletic program
Oversees Scholar-Athlete Leadership & Whole Person Development
Promotes the ‘Greatness Through Virtue’ whole-person development model
Create a positive team culture of Solidarity & Harmony
Develop and emphasize Virtuous Leadership
Oversees Scholar-Athlete Safety, Health & Well Being
Athletic Training
Nutritional Instruction
Team Travel
Satisfactory housing options
Clarity on team policies
Support resources for individual counsel
Oversees Community Integration & Connectedness
Through strategic marketing plans and social media platforms
Improve the fan experience at games
Facilitate faculty & student body involvement
Create and establish strong traditions that promote involvement with your program
Oversees Program Management
Demonstrates fiscal and administrative responsibility, including budget, scholarships, scheduling, student assistance and athletic department assistance (event contributions)
Contribute to Athletic Fundraising
Demonstrates a commitment to the promotion and development of the Marauders Armada
Participates in Armada activities and maintains a strong Armada Cabinet
Create, develop or maintain a sport-emphasis fundraising activity
Qualifications include:

Bachelor’s degree required
Masters’ degree preferred
A minimum of 3-5 years of previous coaching experience required
Upholds and promotes the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary
Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities
Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the Office of Athletics and throughout the university in accord with Saint Benedict’s admonition that all be received as Christ
Knowledge and Skills include:

Understanding of the ‘Greatness Through Virtue’ core strategies and being able to facilitate the growth of our Scholar-Athletes in the virtues of academic life
Understanding of balancing a scholar-athlete academic responsibility with their athletic demands
Demonstrated personal and professional integrity
Excellent communication skills
Ability to maintain a clean an organized professional work environment and keeping current with administrative reporting requirements
Ability to prioritize workload, perform work duties independently, and meet deadlines
Ability to work effectively and collaborate with a variety of people including scholar-athletes, parents, faculty, and staff
Demonstrated knowledge of the departmental needs of scholar-athletes, best practices in working with scholar-athletes who are at risk for attrition and the ability to work effectively with scholar-athletes from diverse cultures and backgrounds, scholar-athletes who have a disability, nontraditional scholar-athletes, and other at-risk scholar-athletes
Understand and comply with federal laws and regulations that pertain to higher education
Knowledge of NCAA Division II Rules and Regulations
For more information on the University of Mary, please watch a short video by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/Go37Hy6QrVs


Please click here to apply.


Review of application materials will begin immediately.  Position will remain open until filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer