Assistant Football Coach
Assistant Football CoachTracking Code377-280 Job Description
Reporting to the Head Football Coach, the Assistant Coach is responsible for all administrative and organizational aspects of coaching defensive backs. He will directly supervise all student-athletes playing his assigned position, video personnel and managers. He must operate within the guidelines of an NCAA Division I non- scholarship football program and within the mission of the University and its philosophy of intercollegiate athletics. He will guide and actively encourage student-athletes to succeed academically, acquire a degree and represent the University with the highest integrity. The coach will assist in the development and administration of all defensive/special teams game plans and the materials necessary to execute them. The coach is also responsible for the recruitment of student-athletes, adhering to NCAA, Conference and University regulations with regard to recruiting, admission standards and eligibility, monitoring student-athlete academic progress, and assist in the establishment of effective media relations. The coach will play a role, as assigned by the head coach, in fundraising activities and serve as a representative of the University to the outside community when appropriate.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
As a Positional Assistant Coach, direct involvement with all administrative and organizational aspects of the assigned position under the supervision of the Head Football Coach.
- Assist in supervision of all support staff.
- Execute all coaching assignments including film breakdown, on field and all administrative responsibilities.
- Supervise assigned positional student-athletes in a coordinated and planned program of practices and competition, with a concern for the players’ health and welfare, physical and psychological preparation.
- Responsible for recruiting academically and athletically qualified student-athletes to meet the University’s admission standards and enrollment goals.
- In cooperation with the Assistant AD for Compliance, and Associate AD for Academics, uphold all University academic policies and assist, when appropriate, in counseling student-athletes relative to academic success, progress and eligibility
- Enforce University and athletic department policies and regulations in regard to the use/abuse of alcohol and drugs by team members
- Foster and maintain positive student body and faculty relations with student-athletes.
- Provide signature review of all expenditures within the football operating budget, for submission to the Head Football Coach.
- Participate in public and alumni relations and promotions activities as assigned by the Head Football Coach.
- Assist the Head Football Coach in cultivating and soliciting donors to meet the fundraising goals as established by the Director of Athletics.
- Assist in establishing and maintaining positive relations with the media
- Maintain current knowledge of and adhere to all University, NCAA and Conference Rules and Regulations, Policies and Procedures paying special attention to recruiting, eligibility, admissions and financial aid
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Master's degree and previous college coaching and recruiting experience are preferred.
- Computer skills are a must as is knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
- Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, admissions and financial aid officers, fellow employees, program boosters, and the public
As this position requires operation of University vehicles and traveling for recruiting purposes, the possession and maintenance of a valid Florida driver's license and acceptable driving record is required.Required Experience
- Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree and previous college coaching and recruiting experience are preferred
- Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
- proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, admissions and financial aid officers, fellow employees, program boosters, and the public