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Head Baseball Coach

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Work type: Administrative (Full Time)
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Athletics

Job Title: Head Baseball Coach

Reporting Relationship: Director of Athletics

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Intercollegiate Athletics-IWU Marion

Campus Location: Recreation & Wellness Center

Summary of Position:    The primary responsibilities of the Head Baseball Coach is to direct, support and supervise a successful intercollegiate baseball program representing assistant coaches and student athletes. The Head Coach is responsible for the culture, budget, strategic planning, fields and facilities, policies, compliance, scholarships, promotion, and leadership of the team.

Must demonstrate a mature and expressive Christian faith commitment.
Needs to passionately support and articulate the University mission and vision for athletics within the context of that mission.
Must subscribe to the principles and lifestyle of the Wesleyan Church.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the spiritual development of each player through intentional discipleship strategies, maximizing the team's potential/abilities, keeping athletes eligible, and retaining athletes through graduation
  • Ensure the spiritual, physical, emotional, mental, and social welfare of student-athletes
  • Develop, manage, and successfully lead the baseball program including practices, scheduling, recruiting, equipment management, and appropriate social media involvement
  • Manage and operate within budget parameters, without exception
  • Ensure adherence with established institutional, league, and NAIA compliance rules, policies, and procedures as well as ethical standards of behavior
  • Ensure satisfactory academic performance of student-athletes
  • Supervise and mentor coaching assistants as directed and approved by Director of Athletics
  • Manage all department fund-raising and booster events in accordance with University, Conference, and NAIA expectations, and institutional rules, policies, and procedures
  • Participate in long-range planning and assessment, attend all departmental training sessions and meetings, read and comply with all departmental policy manuals
  • Work closely with Facilities and Grounds workers to insure proper upkeep of athletic facilities
  • Opportunity to develop sport camps and conferences as fundraisers and compensation supplement
  • Includes teaching and other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Must have an earned Bachelor’s Degree. Preference given to degrees within the fields of Sport and Recreation Management, Health and Physical Education


  • Must have some level of experience in coaching (Minimum of three (3) years at the college level or as a head coach) that includes recruiting student-athletes, marketing, scheduling, equipment budgeting/management, and facility care.

Required Skills

  • Build a baseball program on the foundation of a disciple-making culture
  • Counsel with students and refer as necessary regarding spiritual, personal, emotional, or academic problems
  • Participate as requested in committees, councils, or professional organizations that pertain to this position. Attendance at chapel services is encouraged
  • Maintain a professional image and manner consistent with Indiana Wesleyan University's mission and goals. Support the policies of the student handbook with integrity
  • Work within the Athletic Department to foster an environment of cooperation and unity.

Diversity Statement

IWU commits to create a community that reflects kingdom diversity. We will foster an intentional environment that exhibits honor, respect, and dignity. Acknowledging visible or invisible differences, our community authentically values each member’s earthly and eternal worth. We refute ignorance and isolation and embrace deliberate and courageous engagement.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.


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