Assistant Volleyball and Softball Coach

Sul Ross State University

Alpine, TX

ID: 7066265
Posted: May 15, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Bachelor’s degree required and/or related work experience.
Must be willing to travel.
Must be willing to work nights and weekends.
Previous coaching and playing experience required.

Previous coaching and playing experience required at the collegiate level.

Primary Responsibilities
1. Assist in training and practice sessions, ensuring that all appropriate safety guidelines and standards are maintained.
2. Perform specific coaching responsibilities during athletic events.
3. Attend coaches preparatory meetings and implement strategies resulting from these meetings.
4. Assigned responsibilities within the daily operations and overall administration of the sports program.
5. Develop a comprehensive and functional knowledge of the sport and maintain a thorough and continuing familiarity with all applicable University and NCAA regulations.
6. Scout and recruit quality student-athletes under the guidance and direction of the head coach and coordinate all recruiting activities with the head coach and with appropriate Departmental personnel.
7. Be responsible to identify, cultivate, and assess for a specific geographical area or position group.
8. Serve as an Academic Enhancement staff member responsible for all facets of the sport specific academic program, including the monitoring of individual student-athletes academic progress as expressed by the faculty.
9. Demonstrate an active interest in the academic progress of student-athletes.
10. Work closely with all appropriate departmental personnel to assure academic success of student-athletes.
11. Work with student-athletes to monitor adherence to rules and regulations regarding conduct, appearance and behavior.
12. Provide individual counseling to student-athletes when appropriate and direct the student-athlete to professional staff when needed.
13. Work closely with the athletic training staff to insure the safety of all student-athletes.
14. Perform other duties as assigned.
15. Represents the sports program to various institutional programs and externally to the media, funding agencies, students, parents, faculty and the general public.
The successful candidate must have an earned bachelor’s degree. Preferred characteristics include collegiate playing/coaching experience; proven integrity, leadership, and a thorough knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations; and a strong commitment and ability to motivate, teach, counsel, and recruit academically qualified student-athletes.
The Assistant Volleyball Coach will provide experience and expertise that contributes to Sul Ross’s commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times.

Other Information
This is a 12 month position
State of Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

About SRSU
The athletic program is a charter member of the American Southwest Conference which is a non-scholarship conference, and of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Division III. Sponsored sports include: football, basketball, baseball, track, cross country and tennis for men and volleyball, basketball, softball, track, tennis, cross country for women and . More information is available regarding Sul Ross State University and position openings through our website (

Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students on campus in Alpine.

At an elevation of 4,480 feet in the scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountain State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe National Park are all within one to three hours’ driving distance from Alpine.


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