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Stevenson University Assistant Coach, Football (Defense) in Stevenson, Maryland

Position Summary:

The Assistant Coach, Football will be directly responsible for coaching linebackers or defensive backs, Recruit a regionally specific area for qualified student athletes. Contribute directly to the ongoing retention efforts of the football program, athletic department, and the university.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree required plus 3 years of progressively responsible experience; significant coaching experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous collegiate experience is highly desirable.

Valid driver license with good driving record: must be insurable.

Knowledge/Skills/Ability:

Thorough knowledge and understanding of NCAA and Middle Atlantic Conference (M.A.C.) guidelines and the ability to teach critical skills, regulations, and competitive Football strategies and training techniques.

Knowledge of or ability to learn current strategies of recruiting and recruiting software.

Ensure compliance of the program with University, NCAA, and M.A.C. rules.

Understanding of teacher/coach model in a NCAA Division III athletics program and knowledge/experience of the Division III philosophy.

Demonstrated skills in developing and motivating students both academically and athletically

Strong commitment to the values of a liberal arts education.

Ability to objectively evaluate physical skills in the areas of physical potential and mental capability for intercollegiate athletics.

Ability to demonstrate effective communication skills both orally and in writing.

Proficiency in computer use and relevant Microsoft applications.

Ability to effectively communicate both within and outside the College including, but not limited to, student- athletes, parents, recruits, coaches, athletic training staff, and athletic department staff.

Ability to provide effective leadership to student athletes to encourage both successful academic development and competitive performance.

Ability to work within the team oriented philosophy of the department of athletics.

Travel is a requirement of this position.

Ability to work a flexible schedule.

Essential Functions:

Serve as Defensive position coach.

Recruit regionally specific area for qualified student athletes who meet the high standards established by Stevenson University.

Work to retain successfully recruited athletes.

Conduct practice as related to defense in cooperation with the head football coach and defensive coordinator.

Design and implement weekly game plans, practice plans, scouting reports, and other game related materials.

Assist with the daily administrative duties of the program.

Participate in fund raising and public relations activities.

Responsible for developing and disseminating rules related to the expected conduct of football athletes when they are representing Stevenson University, both on- and off-campus.

Promote the welfare and academic progress of student-athletes.

Ensure compliance of the program with University, NCAA, and M.A.C. rules.

Assist with development of high school and youth level summer camps.

Promotes the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program; to include adhering to and enforcing all Departmental policies and procedures, as well as rules and regulations of the University, and the NCAA.

Provides leadership and instruction in the personal and athletic development of student-athletes, to include counseling team members in academic, disciplinary and personal matters, when appropriate.

Assist with timely compilation of data, reports, and rosters, as required by the athletic department and university.

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