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Job Details: Assistant Track and Field/Football Coach

Job Title:

Assistant Track and Field/Football Coach

Submitted on:

August 12, 2021


Commensurate with experience

Start Date:

August 26, 2021


10 month, part-time

Job Summary:

This is a part-time, seasonal, posiiton to assist the head coach with supervision and coordination of both men and womens track programs and football program.


1. Knowledge of and strict adherence to NAIA rules is required.
2. Previous successful coaching experience, playing experience and recruiting at the collegiate level.
3. Ability to work various hours, including nights and weekends throughout the year for practice, games and recruiting.
4. Excellent written/oral communication, as well as demonstrate strong organizational skills.

1. Bachelor’s degree required.
2. Previous successful coaching experience and/or playing experience and recruiting at the collegiate level.


1. Assist in developing and executing recruitment of quality student athletes including but not limited to: off-campus evaluation, contacts, organization of on-campus visits, and tryouts.
2. Advise and instruct student-athletes on skill development.
3. Be an integral part of practice and game preparation.
4. Attend and instruct during all games, practices, weightlifting sessions, conditioning sessions, and individual workouts.
5. Develop and implement an academic monitoring system of all student-athletes.
6. Monitoring the student-athletes’ growth within the strength program.
7. Scouting of opponents and instructing team on the strategies that will be implemented.
8. Liaison for the program with the Athletic Training Staff.
9. Equipment and gear maintenance.
10. Advise student-athletes in their day to day activities.
11. Maintain a good working relationship with all athletic coaches and staff regarding facility use.
12. Must be able to lift more than 50-lb. objects; frequent bending, stooping, and walking.
13. Ability to work various hours, including nights and weekends throughout the year for practice, games and recruiting.
14. Be able to transport team to the contests, and be responsible for their well-being.
15. Could be exposed to a variety of weather conditions.
16. Other duties as assigned by Head Track and Field Coach/Head Football Coach/Athletic Director designee
The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Applicant Must Submit:

  • Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Three References, current addresses and phone numbers
  • All College Transcripts (unofficial)
  • Completed Consent & Disclosure form for pre-employment background check (available here)
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