Asst Football Coach - Defensive Coordinator # 001606

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Assistant Coach

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Asst Football Coach - Defensive Coordinator # 001606


Office of Athletic Programs

Position Summary:

Duties will include coaching the defense in a NCAA 1-A football championship subdivision. Duties will also include tracking academic progress of defensive players and recruit assigned areas as assigned by the Head Coach. Assist the Head Football Coach with the administration of the football program in compliance with NCAA and Southern Conference rules and regulation and the procedures of Western Carolina University. Coaching duties include: coordinate and organize all facets of the defensive schemes; assist with organizing practices; assist with organizing recruiting efforts; other duties as assigned by the Head Coach.
Oversee all aspects of defensive play and player development.

Work with defensive position coaches in organizing practice, game planning and game day adjustments.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required. Collegiate coaching experience and demonstrated knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree preferred. All degrees must be from an accredited institution.

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Permanent Full-Time

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, you must apply online. Review of applications will begin immediately and continues until the position is filled. Attach a cover letter, current resume, and a list of references (including complete contact information) are required to complete the application. For questions or additional information, please contact Football Department at (828) 227-7395.


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

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The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.




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Posted: 5/3/2021
Application Due: 5/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time