Position Title:Baseball Assistant Coach
Department:Athletic Department
Reports to:Athletic Director
Prepared By / Date:Laura Lochner Human Resources / 06-27-2023
Approved By / Date:MLC Administrative Council / 06-23-2023
FLSA Status:Exempt
FTE0.16 FTE – Part-time
Pay Grade:Coaches Compensation Schedule


The Baseball Assistant Coach is a part-time position. This position provides coaching support for the Baseball Team and the Athletic Department. The position coordinates with the Athletic Director in establishing coaching procedures and compliance with NCAA coaching requirements.


The responsibilities and duties of the position shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Communicate effectively via phone, email and in person.
  • Coach and run drills at daily baseball practice.
  • Show and teach basic and advanced techniques to players and suggest improvement techniques.
  • Assist with activities that keep players healthy and strong, such as weight training, strength training,
    and nutritional advice.
  • Travel with the team on school provided vehicles for games and events.
  • Assist with film analysis.
  • Enforce, abide by, and assure that all runners comply with MLC and NCAA Division III rules.
  • Work with and support the Head Baseball Coach.
  • Assist with the development of the student athlete academically.
  • Conduct other job-related duties and functions as assigned.


This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Although not required, preference may be given to an active member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod or the Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
  • A deep commitment to the mission and core values of WELS and Martin Luther College and an ability to apply that commitment in the performance of daily responsibilities.
  • Ability to represent Martin Luther College in a friendly and professional manner, through effective written and oral communication, customer service and helpfulness with faculty, staff, students, pastors, staff ministers, congregations, local businesses and the general public.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with strong attention to detail and deadlines.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form, including problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately while abiding by privacy laws.
  • Strong knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and be able to utilize information.
  • Exemplify ownership of and demonstrate pride in the fulfillment of responsibilities and tasks.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a team environment by managing multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to use appropriate levels of sound judgment with independent decision-making.
  • While representing the college, the employee must display exceptional professionalism in actions, conversation, conduct, appearance, hygiene and dress.
  • Exhibits patience, good judgement and stays calm in difficult situations.
  • Ability to work irregular hours, such as early mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, and extended hours based on the needs of the department.


  • A high school diploma or general education degree (GED) is required.
  • A bachelor’s degree in physical education, sports management, recreation, or related field is preferred.
  • Experience participating at a Division III college level is preferred.
  • Understanding and background of the sport is required.
  • Previous coaching, training, and/or supervisory experience is preferred.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate, and talk or hear, walk, jog, run, sit, stand, twist, bend, kneel, move around, balance, coordinate, and reach with hands and arms. This individual is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, manipulate objects, tools or controls, and give direction through communication or signals. This position requires frequent mobility with moderate to heavy physical exertion through walking, standing, running, biking, lifting or jogging for the entire workday. This individual must routinely be able to lift and/or move up to 45 pounds, and occasionally be able to lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required for 10% of the work period while operating office-related equipment such as phones, computer, computer keyboard, mouse and similar office and classroom machines. The position requires vocal communication by means of the spoken word, and hearing is required to perceive information. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment fluctuates between low, to moderate to moderately high due to giving and receiving direction at loud levels, gymnasium acoustics and training room noise, if indoors. This environment is exposed to Martin Luther College exercise equipment and approved chemicals. Proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required. Travel, irregular hours, evening and weekend hours are required during sports seasons. This position is authorized for telecommuting beyond regularly stated office hours. This position is not authorized for permanent telecommuting. This position may apply for short-term telecommuting during regularly stated office hours with consideration for essential in-person responsibilities.


Salary is commensurate with responsibilities and experience. Salary is based on a 19-week NCAA spring sport season, with 4-weeks of fall ball included, and the success of the team beyond the regular season. This is a 0.16 FTE (based on an average of 18-hours weekly for the season) part-time, exempt salaried non-benefit eligible position. The pre-season fall ball of 4-weeks begins on or around September 1 and ends on or around October 15. The regular season 15-weeks begins on or around February 1 and ends on or around May 15. As the calendar year, academic year, and season fluctuates with start and stop dates, these dates are used as reference.


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