Assistant Football Coach
Posting #: 2457
Position Status: Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Athletics, Administrator
Position Title & Department:
| Assistant Football Coach; Football
The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.
Assists in the development and implementation of both the educational and the athletic components of the NCAA Division I FCS Football program. The assistant coach will be fully responsible for making recommendations to the head coach for daily practices, game day, and for specified line-ups, teaching the specified schemes to the team and working with the other assistant coaches. Responsibility for recruiting academically and athletically qualified student-athletes for admission to the University with adherence to admissions and athletic department policies and procedures with specific emphasis on recruiting players for specified positions on the team.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Assist Head Coach with Teaching and Coaching
- Responsibility for teaching and coaching all specified aspects of the overall program.
- Practice Preparation
- Provides daily practice schedules for all aspects of the specified program. Coordinates with the Head Coach to interface with the other schemes for daily practices.
- Break down and evaluate practices and games. Reviews films with the student athletes.
- Assist Head Football Coach in all aspects of recruiting.
- Responsibility for recruiting academically and athletically qualified student-athletes for admission to the University with adherence to admissions and athletic department policies and procedures with specific emphasis on recruiting players for specified positions on the team.
- Understand and keep up to date regarding NCAA/conference/league rules as they pertain to recruiting and eligibility.
- Identify and evaluate high school and junior college talent through evaluation at games, tournaments, and film.
- Weekly phone conversations with prospects.
- Identify junior and senior prospects for Recruiting Coordinator.
- Home Visits
- Assist Head Coach with preparation and presentation when appropriate.
- Unofficial visits
- Identify and build relationships with local prospects (San Diego and Los Angeles). Invite local players to home games.
- Campus visits
- Arrange all aspects of travel for identified recruits.
- Coordinate the involvement of current student athlete hosts with identified recruits. This includes meals, entertainment, and lodging.
- Arrange campus tours.
- Involvement with all administrative and organizational aspects of NCAA Division I AA Football program under the supervision of the head coach.
- Supervision of players in a coordinated and planned program of practices and competition, with a concern for the players’ health and welfare, physical and psychological preparation.
- Enforce University and athletic department policies and regulations in regard to use/abuse of alcohol and drugs by team members.
- Maintain professional growth through meetings, clinics, workshops, etc.
- Assist in the organization of any team and/or department awards presentations for student athletes.
- Assist Head Coach with scouting opponents
- Detailed written reports on identified tendencies.
- Scout tapes. Editing sequences: Review identified sequences.
- Coordinate game film exchange via online and DVD technology.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- At least 3 years of related football experience at a minimum of the junior college level.
- Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, NCAA rules and regulations required.
- Heartsaver CPR /AED certification required. Must have this certificate within 6 weeks of employment.
- NCAA Division I Coaches Certification, (yearly). Must have this certification within 6 weeks of employment.
- Member of the American Football Coaches Assn. preferred.
Performance Expectations - Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to communicate effectively with athletes, members of the University community, San Diego community, and all media.
- Demonstrated management skills.
- Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse populations
and socioeconomic groups.
- Demonstrated ability to produce effective game plans and performances.
- Represent the University in a professional and responsible manner that is consistent with the stated values of the institution.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Adherence to all NCAA and PFL conference regulations.
Special Conditions of Employment:
- Heartsaver CPR /AED /First Aid certification required. (Must have this certificate within 6 weeks of
- NCAA Division I Coaches Certification, (yearly). (Must have this certification within 6 weeks of
- California Driver’s License required within 6 weeks of employment.
- Must be able to travel for extended periods of time for athletic contests and recruiting activities.
- Successful completion of required background checks.
Tools & Equipment Used:
- Personal computer, general office equipment, video and editing equipment.
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits
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Note: This is a 10-month position, paid over 12-months. The months off are June and July.
Hours: 40 per week
Closing date: Open until filled
Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.
The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.
The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.
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