Head Coach Softball Job


Lake Erie College, a small, co-educational, four-year, independent liberal arts college located in Painesville, OH, 30 miles east of Cleveland, invites applications for the full-time position of head coach, softball.  Lake Erie College is an NCAA Division II program that competes in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC).


  • Serves as the primary recruiter for the softball program, identifying and evaluating potential students with that interest and organizing their recruitment in conjunction with the Office of Admissions.

  • Organizes, in conjunction with the Director of Athletics, all aspects of the softball program, including facility, game, practice and operational issues.

  • Makes budgetary suggestions regarding the proper operations and staffing of the areas of responsibility.

  • Enforces the Student Athlete Code of Conduct at the College.

  • Acts as a visible person to represent the College in a positive manner and to heighten the awareness of the institution to all of its constituents.

  • Assists in all phases of coaching for designated sport’s team.

  • Scouts and evaluates potential recruits.

  • Works closely with the promotional and team fundraising efforts.

  • Follows all institutional and NCAA regulations regarding recruiting and operations of designated sport in particular and athletics in general.

  • Helps promote visibility and awareness of the designated sport’s program.

  • Handles laundry as prescribed by head coach.

  • Assists with athletes’ study hall coverage and coordination.

  • Assists with all game setups and operations.

  • Other duties as assigned by the director of athletics.


  • Master’s degree in physical education, sports management or a related field preferred. A minimum of three years experience in coaching intercollegiate athletics or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have demonstrated ability to recruit prospective student-athletes.

  • Knowledge of intercollegiate athletics, rules and regulations of athletic associations and conferences.

  • Effective planning and organizational skills.

  • Knowledge and skill in using integrated software systems and Microsoft applications.

  • Prior NCAA DII softball playing or coaching experience preferred.

  • Must have strong team-building and management skills.

  • Must have ability to work across academic and administrative departments in a cooperative manner.

  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to supervise respective staff, as well as understand the student-athletes' commitment to academics, is a must.

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff and the community.

  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse student population.


Qualified applicants will have the availability to work evenings and weekends, possess a valid driver’s license for transportation of team in vans or bus and have the ability to travel for team practices, competition and scouting.  

Under the NCAA Bylaw 11.1.6 Sports-Safety Training, each head coach and all other coaches who are employed full time at an institution shall maintain current certification in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) use.

“Follows all institutional and NCAA regulations regarding recruiting and operations of designated sport in particular and athletics in general.” 


Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and three professional references either (1) via email to humanresources@lec.edu, (2) online at www.lec.edu/employment-at-lec/ or (3) to head coach, softballSearch, Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., LEC Box 358, Painesville, OH 44077. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Subject to a criminal background check prior to employment. Learn more at https://www.lec.edu/employment-at-lec/ and http://www.lakeeriestorm.com. EOE