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Head Baseball Coach - Alton River Dragons (Alton · IL)

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The Alton River Dragons are looking for a Head Coach in Alton, IL, that is driven, passionate, and dedicated to developing college athletes into professional baseball players. As the Head Coach, you will recruit 32 full-time players each season, adhere to all Prospect League guidelines and build a long-term powerhouse in one of the country's best baseball atmospheres. We are looking for a coach with a broad network with the top baseball programs in the country and who can recruit top talent/future MLB draft picks. The ideal coaching candidate will be committed to player development, sportsmanship, and the River Dragons mission of using FUN to make a difference. We want a coach who will build a winning team with the country's most fun, entertaining, and community-oriented players.
Roles and Responsibilities

Recruit and retain 32 full-time players each season from the top programs in the country.
Recruit temporary, first-half, and second-half players (as needed) to maintain a consistent, talented team.
Hire two additional coaches with coaching specialties to help provide the best developmental and most FUN experience for every player.
Control and manage roster, locker room, player behavior, etc.
Willing to travel with the team, as well as required to be at all games both home and road, as well as team sponsored practices or functions. 
Responsible for adhering to all Prospect League guidelines (player contracts, rules, etc.).
Maintain an updated list of coach and school contacts.
Manage communication with team host family coordinator, and front office on player arrival dates, transportation, and other player-related information.
Serve as the primary point of contact for all player communication.
Provide roster updates in-season and off-season.
Ensure coaches or players are at special events, community events, and camps.
Responsible for baseball camps station activities, team timeline, and responsibilities.  
Work with the clubhouse manager on laundry expectations, equipment needs, etc.
Ensure the team maintains a clean locker room, dugouts, bullpens, etc.
Other duties as assigned.

Previous coaching experience is required.
FUN, outgoing personality dedicated to developing young players, winning games, and leading a team centered around creating fun for fans and the community.
Deep knowledge and experience of baseball rules.
Deep network of college coaches at top programs in the country and the ability to recruit top prospects and talent from teams.
Excellent relationship-building skills.
Demonstrate strong leadership and motivational skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and work in a fast-paced environment.
The ability to make an impact is inspired to perform well to help contribute to the success of players and the team.
Ability to work weekends, nights, and holidays as determined by events or requirements.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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