Head Softball Coach

Posted on July 10th, 2019 by Travis Dix


Averett University, founded in 1859, located in Danville, VA, an NCAA Division III institution and member of the USA South Athletic Conference, invites applications for the full-time position as Head Softball Coach. The head coach will be responsible for management of all aspects of this Division III program including, but not limited to: day-to-day operations; scheduling of contests; recruitment and retention of quality student-athletes; fiscal planning; game strategy including practice and game coaching; supervising and evaluating of assistant coaches, and donor, alumni, community, video editing software, and media relations.


The successful candidate must be able to develop positive relationships with faculty, staff, students, media, alumni, parents, and donors while interacting successfully with department personnel and the University community. The head coach must conduct the softball program in compliance with all NCAA, USA South Conference and the University’s rules, regulations and values.

There will be secondary duties assigned by the Director of Athletics.  The softball program must also be one that is in concert with the University’s mission and goals, in which student-athletes graduate and achieve competitive success.


  • Bachelor’s degree and successful coaching, playing, and/or teaching experience is required.
  • Experience at the intercollegiate level is preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and a cleardriving record required.

Physical & Mental Demands/Work Environment

The duties of this position require performance of the following activities and work in the described environment, with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Almost constant interaction with others requiring communication, both in-person and by telephone
  • Visual acuity required to perform duties to include oversight of activities of others, use of computer, driving, reading, etc.
  • Must be able to change tasks frequently, work an irregular work schedule, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, function well in a noisy and distracting environment, and work closely with others as part of a team
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle and a valid driver’s license required
  • Frequently will need to strength move or carry 10-25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds.
  • Frequent standing, sitting (meetings, driving, riding), and walking
  • Occasional work requiring reaching and handling of supplies/files/paperwork, bending to retrieve items from low shelves/cabinets or twisting.
  • At time may experience time pressure or emergency situations
  • At times may need to push/pull items such as drawers, tables, chairs; stepping up on stools.
  • At times may need to use office equipment such as printer, copier, fax, scanner, cameras, scissors, hole, punch, paper cutter, stapler, etc.
  • Primary work location is outdoors
  • Work environment typically does not include an environment that is hazardous to health and safety, although will require extended periods working outdoors, sometimes in extreme temperatures, with noisy conditions, and wetness/humidity


Submit Letter of Interest, Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), and Three Professional References to:

Softball Coach Selection Committee, c/o Meg Stevens
Averett University
420 West Main St.,
Danville, Virginia 24541

No phone calls, please.

Email address: softballcoachsearch@averett.edu