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Please Direct Inquires to:

Name: Spencer Stark, Athletic Director
Phone: 425.640.1046
E-mail: spencer.stark@edmonds.edu 


The Edmonds College softball coach will be responsible for all aspects of the softball program, including planning and directing recruitment, conditioning, training, and performance of student-athletes, along with fiscal management. This position reports to the athletic director. The duties of this position must be conducted in adherence with the policies, rules, and regulations of the NWAC and Edmonds College.

Must be able to work and interact effectively with other coaches, staff, student-athletes, the general student body, administrators and others of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Questions regarding the position can be directed to athletic director Spencer Stark.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Identify and recruit academically and athletically talented student-athletes within the rules and regulations of Edmonds College and the NWAC;
  • Coach/teach individual and team softball strategies to players, and organize and plan day-to-day activities, including techniques;
  • Assist students in achieving their educational goals, which includes organizing and implementing team study tables;
  • Help maintain a competitive and successful program; direct assistant coaches; meet deadlines set forth by the NWAC; comply with NWAC and NCAA rules and regulations and support the NWAC and Edmonds College philosophy and mission;
  • Transport student-athletes to team events and to away contests; help with necessary arrangements for home contests;
  • Develop fundraising strategies to help raise funds to support the program; organize community camps for the youth in the area;
  • Responsible for developing practice and game schedules for fall and spring seasons;
  • Represent the college in a positive fashion at all times; promote the program on campus and in the community;
  • Inventory and maintenance of all sports equipment and uniforms; must follow proper purchasing procedures as required by the State of Washington and described by the college business office;
  • Other duties as assigned; responsible for the softball program as a whole.

For information on how to apply, please see Application Procedures and Required Documents, below.

Qualifications, Knowledge Needed

  • Playing experience and ability to teach the sport;
  • Strong organizational, management and communication skills with attention to detail;
  • Knowledge of the NWAC;
  • Able to attend practice/ training sessions at anytime of day on the campus of Edmonds College, and use personal transportation to travel to meetings and for scouting student-athletes;
  • Ability to demonstrate key technical competencies;
  • Hold coaching licenses/certificates from qualified association(s), and plan for continuing education;
  • Work is very physical;
  • Associate’s Degree minimum; Bachelor's Degree preferred 

Physical Work Environment

Work is typically performed in the gymnasium, on Triton Field outside, or in the weight room. Duties require standing/walking for long periods of time, the ability to demonstrate techniques associated with the sport, and lifting materials in excess of 25 pounds. The ability to communicate clearly is essential. Personal transportation is needed to travel to meetings and for scouting talent. This position also requires driving vans to games.


The head coaching stipend is $5,500 with a $1,000 recruiting/retention bonus if objectives are met. There are stipend increases for years of service. Other opportunities are available to earn money within the athletic department that can be discussed during the hiring process. 

Application Procedures and Required Documents

You cannot apply online for this position. Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest speaking directly to the qualifications, a current resume, and contact information for three professional references to athletic director Spencer Stark.

Closing Date 

Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. 

Conditions of Employment

  • You must document your citizenship or employment authorization within three days of hire
  • You must possess a current Washington State driver’s license and show proof of insurance
  • Be able to pass a background check
  • Currently be CPR certified or be able to obtain certification immediately
  • Pass two online NWAC Coaching Certificates

About the College

Edmonds College, founded in 1967, is a public, two-year, coeducational state community college located in Lynnwood, Wash. in South Snohomish County. Learn more here > >

EEO/Affirmative Action Statement

Edmonds College recognizes an institutional responsibility to assure that all employees, students, and job applicants receive equality of treatment in employment and educational opportunities, and to eliminate barriers to equal employment opportunities. District regulations including, but not limited to, hiring, conditions or privileges of employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff or termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and selection for training shall be administered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), disability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information.

Further, the College will act affirmatively to improve opportunities for underutilized groups who have historically suffered discrimination in employment and educational opportunities. The College will set affirmative action goals for females, African Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, disabled persons, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans, and persons age 40 and over if statistical analysis indicates an underutilization of any of these protected groups.