Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.
The Head Baseball Coach reports directly to the Assistant Athletic Director – Development and is responsible for the organization and administration of the baseball program in accordance with the rules and regulations of the University, Horizon League and NCAA.
The Head Baseball Coach must have a commitment to developing a competitive NCAA Division I baseball program, while maintaining an emphasis on the academic success of the student-athlete. The Head Baseball Coach will be expected to administer the program in a manner that promotes the health, safety and welfare of the student-athlete.
Compliance with NCAA rules is of the utmost importance at Northern Kentucky University. As a member of the athletics department staff it is expected that the Head Baseball Coach will have a full understanding of the NCAA rules that pertain to the position. It is also expected that the Head Baseball Coach will comply with all NCAA rules and if he/she becomes aware, or have reasonable cause to believe, that a violation of a rule has occurred he/she will immediately report it to the Director of Athletics or his/her designee.
The Head Baseball Coach duties include, but not limited to:
• Hire and evaluate Assistant Baseball Coaches.
• Recruit student-athletes in accordance with NCAA regulations and academic standards, as well as University academic requirements.
• Establish procedures to monitor the academics of each of the baseball student-athletes. Effectively communicate with Athletics Academic Advisor to ensure any academic concerns are being addressed.
• Plan and coordinate in-season practices, including team and individual workouts.
• Plan and coordinate out-of-season practices, including individual skill instruction and team workouts, focusing on the development of athletic skills to compete at the Division I level.
• Coordinate strength and conditioning program with the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach.
• Plan and implement game plans for each game, including development of scouting reports of opponents.
• Complete all necessary compliance forms as required and/or requested by the Athletics Compliance Office.
• Prepare game schedule on an annual basis.
• Monitor budget to ensure the baseball program is fiscally responsible and expenditures are within the programs budget allocation.
• Support all marketing activities of the Department of Athletics for the baseball program.
• Participate in fund raising activities for the baseball program and/or Department of Athletics.
• Be actively engaged within the University, as well as the surrounding communities.
• Attend Department of Athletics staff meetings and training as directed by the Director of Athletics.
• Attend NCAA and Horizon League meetings as needed.
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree Five (5) years collegiate coaching experience
Preferred qualifications: Three (3) years of Division I collegiate coaching experience; One (1) year collegiate head coaching experience
Review of applications will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by April 30, 2021.
Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
About Northern Kentucky University
Northern Kentucky University is a growing metropolitan university of approximately 15,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky, just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati, NKU has become a leader in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students’ names. In fall 2018, we celebrated the construction and opening of the $105 million Health Innovation Center (HIC), home of NKU’s College of Health Professionals and the Institute for Health Innovation. St. Elizabeth Healthcare invested $8 million to construct and equip the two-story Simulation Center. In 2008, we opened the BB&T Arena, a $60 million, 9,400-seat arena for basketball games and other events, as well as our $37 million, 144,000-square-foot student union building.
The 2016-17 academic year marked the first season NKU was eligible for participation in NCAA Championships after reclassifying to Division I. The Norse qualified for th...e NCAA Women's Soccer Championship and NCAA Men's Basketball Championship in 2016-17. The Men's Basketball team won the 2017-18 regular season Horizon League Championship and participated in the post-season NIT. The Men's Basketball team won the 2018-19 regular season Horizon League Championship and participated in the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.