Head Coach, Football
University of Delaware - Newark, DE

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Deadline: January 16, 2013

Under the limited direction of the Director of Athletics or his designee, the Head Football Coach is responsible for the organization, administration and promotion of the football program. The Head Coach supervises assigned coaching staff; executes all aspects of the operation of the football program including academic and leadership programming, fiscal responsibility recruiting, practice and competition, administration of scholarship funding, and participation in development and fundraising.

The individual must project a positive image to represent the University well at all times in the constant interaction with prospective student-athletes, their families, high school coaches as well as the general public. Involvement in the conduct of clinics, and camps occur both on and off-campus.

Contacts are both within the unit (support staff, administrators, peers) and outside (opposing team personnel). The position is both administrative and technical in nature requiring a high degree of knowledge in the sport as well as managerial ability to organize and conduct the program. It is largely independent and self-directed and involves primary accountability with actions reported to the Director of Athletics or his designee. The job often requires work beyond that of the normal University workday. Nights, weekends and extensive travel are involved in this position.

Responsible for all aspects of the football program and operations, including promotion of the program and supervision of assigned coaching staff.

Oversee, plan and manage schedules, practice, transportation competition plans, winter session arrangements, and videotaping.

Collaborate with Athletics Marketing to develop and execute marketing strategies.

Direct academic monitoring program; monitor performance of student-athletes and make appropriate referrals to and work cooperatively with Student Services for Athletes;

Ensure student athletes are participating in strength and conditioning training exercises to reach peak performance. Refer student athletes as necessary for medical or therapeutic treatment.

Administer expenditures for designated sport budget, financial aid budget and alumni account.

Plan and design recruitment visits for prospective student athletes to campus with appropriate staff; extend appropriate offers of aid to prospective student-athletes; and prepare appropriate communication pieces to enhance program.

Serve as principal public relations agent and media contact for football program in collaboration with internal and external relations athletics staff.

Ensure compliance with all University, conference and NCAA regulations.

Supervise and assign workload to full-time and part-time assistant coaches.

Conduct clinics, lessons and camps on and off campus, as permitted by NCAA rules and University policy.

Set goals and expectations for academic performance to ensure successful Academic Progress Rate (APR) and Graduation Rate.

Perform administrative assignments and miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Bachelor's degree (masters preferred) with six years of direct intercollegiate football coaching experience (Division I preferred).

Advanced knowledge and understanding of all University, conference and NCAA regulations. Ability to enforce and adhere to all applicable rules and regulations.

Ability to use advanced techniques in spreadsheet, database and/or presentation software.

Ability to use independent judgment to gather, manage and impart information to various internal audiences.

Effective organizational skills. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and interact well with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds.

Special Requirements:
This position requires night and weekend hours as well as travel throughout the year as necessary.

How To Apply

When applying please submit a one-page cover letter and your resume as one document.

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