Could you be the next head coach?

The Bi-Mart Eugene Challengers is seeking applications from people who would like to join our organization as our next Head Coach. The deadline to apply is November 15th.

The Bi-Mart Eugene Challengers are a non-profit baseball organization located in Eugene, OR. We are affiliated with American Legion Baseball. Our home games are played at Swede Johnson Stadium, a state of the art facility built completely by volunteers. The Bi-Mart Eugene Challengers is made up of boys ages 15-19 from these local high school baseball teams Churchill High SchoolMarist High SchoolNorth Eugene High SchoolSheldon High SchoolWillamette High SchoolCrow High SchoolElmira High SchoolJunction City High School, and Monroe High School.

The Head Baseball Coach of the Bi-Mart Eugene Challengers AAA American Legion Baseball team will be responsible for:

  • Coaching and managing the baseball team.
  • Conducting physical conditioning and practices for players, as well as providing effective supervision and guidance of players in the areas of practice and competition.
  • Supervising players in buses and other transportation vehicles and in locker rooms, hotels, and other facilities during travel times and at home and away games to ensure appropriate behavior and preparation for competition.
  • Choosing and supervising assistant coaches.
  • Fielding a team that will be as competitive as possible within the guidelines set by the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Eugene Challengers organization and American Legion.
  • Developing sound and appropriate strategies for competition.
  • Providing basic first aid and training when needed.
  • Fulfilling the American Legion coach’s certification requirements as directed.
  • Timely and accurate reporting of game results to Challenger staff and the media.
  • Professionally representing the Eugene Challengers organization and the American Legion in interactions with players, fans, parents, community, staff, and the media.
  • Other duties as assigned from time to time by the Board.

The Head Coach may also be responsible for:

  • Arranging team travel and accommodations.
  • Managing and caring for team athletic equipment, including uniforms, supplies, and equipment.
  • Maintaining practice and/or playing area.
  • Public relations and/or marketing duties as they come up. (media interviews, requests for quotes, blog posts, etc.)

A successful candidate will demonstrate a strong work ethic and high levels of integrity and honesty.  Candidates must have the ability to work a flexible schedule and possess an ability to work with a diverse constituency including players, parents, coaches, Board members and outside contacts.

The physical demands of the Head Coach position are described in this paragraph and are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the Head Coach.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties as Head Coach, the Coach will be regularly required to talk or hear.  The Coach is frequently required to walk, run, jump, stretch, stand, sit, use hands for fine manipulation and handle, feel and/or reach with hands and arms.  The Coach is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds.  The Coach may occasionally climb stairs, ropes or ladders.  Specific vision abilities required to be the Coach include close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust and focus and peripheral vision.  The Coach must have the ability to demonstrate proper techniques and skills needed for participation on the Eugene Challengers baseball team.

The work environment characteristics are described in this paragraph and are representative of those the Coach encounters while performing the essential functions of his/her job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The work environment is a standard baseball field in a stadium setting.  The noise level and the work environment is usually moderate, but occasionally high depending upon fan population and activities.  The Coach is regularly exposed to wet/humid and/or outdoor weather conditions.

The above discussion is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the Head Coach job.  This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment.  The Board may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.

The Head Coach salary will be:

  • $9,000 budget for coach(es) that can include up to three (3) assistant coaches.*
  • Head coach selects their coaching staff and determines how the budget is divided.
  • Payment will be a 40% draw on July 1 and remainder at the conclusion of the season.
  • A W-9 tax form will need to be completed.

*criteria for payment is the coach is in uniform and in the dugout for at least eighty percent (80 %) of the team’s games.

Head Coach Application

  • Personal Information

  • Education & Work History

  • List: company, position, dates, supervisor contact #
  • Coaching Experience

  • List: age, level, number of years played, for whom, etc.
  • List: sport, age, level, number of years played, for whom, etc.
  • List: sport, level, number of years, for whom, etc.
  • For example: PE degree, coaching courses, clinics, etc.
  • For example: clinics attended, reading books, watching sports, etc.
  • Please rate your knowledge of the following topics with regard to baseball.

    1 = You know very little about it

    2 = You have reasonably good knowledge about it

    3 = You know a great deal about it

  • References

  • List: name, address, email, telephone #
  • List: name, address, email, telephone #
  • List: name, address, email, telephone #