The Assistant Football coach is responsible for assisting the head coach in recruiting, training, and coaching members of the football team. Aids in providing quality athletic programming for student-athletes through pre and post season training, intercollegiate competition, student-athlete recruitment and monitoring of academic progress.
Preparing the student-athlete for competition in football by organizing daily practice plans, including pre and post season conditioning programs. Instructing athletes in game strategy and rules knowledge. Providing and maintaining necessary uniforms and equipment. Monitoring the academic progress of the student-athletes by scheduling study halls and communicating with faculty and student advisors. Recruiting student-athletes for football by establishing recruiting goals in conjunction with the Head Coach. Develop recruiting travel schedule to high schools and junior colleges. Maintain recruiting correspondence with high school and junior college coaches as well as prospective student-athletes. Assist in making the necessary travel arrangements for the team, including all transportation, overnight plans and meals are planned. Provide statistical data in an accurate and timely fashion for the sports information director. Assist with maintaining and managing football budgets, including, but not limited to travel, equipment, and referee fees. Help with the coordination of fundraising projects to benefit the football program. May include development of team camps and summer coach seminars. This position is institutionally authorized to accept financial aid documents and verify information.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in sports or exercise related field. Minimum two years successful football coaching experience at the collegiate level. Previous recruiting experience, including player evaluation, at the collegiate level. Current Michigan driver’s license with an acceptable driving record. Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to instruct and motivate athletes. Must be able to communicate clearly in writing. Must be able to represent the University in a professional manner. Must have highly developed time management skills, particularly during peak times of activity.
Qualified candidates are invited to send their cover letter, Curriculum Vita/resume, and a list of professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials. This position is classified as a benefit eligible exempt position. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE