Graduate Assistant, Softball Coach - Pitching

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Graduate Assistant, Softball Coach - Pitching

Kansas Wesleyan University is seeking a Graduate Assistant Coach in the sport of softball with primary duties overseeing pitching. Kansas Wesleyan University is a rising program with a goal of developing a model NAIA program, succeeding on and off the field, while supporting the institution’s overall mission: to promote and integrate academic excellence, spiritual development, personal well-being, and social responsibility.

Responsibilities:  The assistant softball coach is responsible for directing the conditioning and practices for the pitchers, collaborating with the coaching staff, assisting in game management; assisting with recruiting, retaining and graduating student-athletes; and other duties as assigned by head coach.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree; softball playing or coaching experience, particularly as it relates to pitching; knowledge of NAIA rules; basic computer skills. The ideal applicant must appreciate the demands presented by a small college in central Kansas and must be willing to be a role model for athletes. Final job offer is contingent upon completed background check.

Compensation: The selected candidate will be granted a tuition waiver (18 credit hours per year) for one of KWU's graduate programs, a partial meal allowance, on-campus housing and stipend. Admission to the KWU MBA program is required.

Application Process:  Send letter of application, vita and contact information for three references to: Daryl Hoelting, head softball coach, at dhoelting@kwu.edu. Review of applications will continue until a candidate is hired.

University description: Kansas Wesleyan University is a liberal arts institution located in Salina, Kansas. Founded in 1886, it maintains a covenant relationship with the United Methodist Church. The school’s accreditation was reaffirmed in 1997 by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. While the school is founded on Methodist tradition, the majority of its students represent other religions. The campus community welcomes and supports students of all faiths.

Kansas Wesleyan University sponsors 20 intercollegiate athletic programs as a member of the NAIA and competes in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC).

Community: Salina is a safe, caring city with a population of 50,000. A major arts and culture center for Kansas, Salina offers a wide variety of activities and entertainment options. The community has more than 100 restaurants, eight city parks, 15 softball diamonds and a water park.

Kansas Wesleyan University is very connected to the Salina community. The softball program has averaged 36 wins per season over the past five years and won the 2014 and 2015 KCAC tournament titles, advancing to the NAIA Regional both times1.  For more information, view Kansas Wesleyan University on our website: http://kwu.edu/