Lock Haven University invites applications for a full-time, permanent Head Football Coach to begin on or about January 6, 2020.
The primary function of this position is to serve as Head Coach of the football team at Lock Haven University (LHU).
This position is responsible for the administration of all aspects of the football program including but not limited to: recruiting; fund-raising; summer camps; fiscal management; monitoring academic and disciplinary standing of student-athletes; NCAA and conference compliance; scheduling; planning; practice and game supervision; personnel training and supervision; maintaining positive relations with support staff, university community, off campus constituents, media and alumni and fulfill other duties as they arise or as assigned by the Athletic Director.
Develop a competitive NCAA Division II football program in a manner consistent with the philosophy, core values, and guidelines of NCAA Division II, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC), Lock Haven University and Lock Haven Athletics.
Responsible for demonstrating compliance with all Athletic Department, University, NCAA Division II, PSAC and sport specific governing policies.
Work in conjunction with LHU Advancement to develop fundraising strategies to increase football scholarships.
Responsible for recruiting qualified student-athletes to attend Lock Haven University in accordance with NCAA Division II, Conference and University policies.
Responsible for adherence to all University, Student Auxiliary Services (SAS) and athletic department fiscal management policies and procedures.
Provide instruction, training, and oversight necessary for student athletes as well as the paid/volunteer coaching staff to assure that the development of skills, techniques, and physical conditioning is sufficient to enable each student-athlete to compete safely and competently.
Responsible for advising and monitoring progress of the student-athletes academics.
Work in collaboration with LHU Public Relations to engage and keep informed the LHU alumni, the local community and media of football program happenings, accomplishments and updates.
Provide leadership for the establishment and implementation of playing philosophy, team rules, community engagement and non-conference scheduling.
*Function in day-to-day operations under the supervision of the Director of Athletics.
*Recruit, retain and graduate student-athletes.
*Maintain a safe, positive, inclusive learning environment for the student-athletes and staff.
*Monitor academic performance and progress of the student-athletes.
*Develop, plan, administer, and evaluate all aspects of the football program.
*Actively fundraise including directing football camps and clinics.
*Assign duties and responsibilities to the assistant football coaches as appropriate.
*Schedule and provide on-site supervision for all practices, scrimmages, games, and events related to the football program.
*Propose and administer appropriate team budgets in accordance with University fiscal policies and procedures and in consultation with the Director of Athletics.
*Collaborate with appropriate athletic staff to organize, promote, market and conduct competitions and special events.
*Participate with assistant coaches and team in community service activities.
*Attend Athletic Department meetings as scheduled.
*Perform other duties related to the program as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
*Three years successful football coaching experience at an NCAA institution or professional level or six years of successful head coaching experience on the high school level.
*Experience with fundraising, alumni relations, community engagement and media.
*Can demonstrate established recruiting networks.
*Familiarity of NCAA rules and commitment to a strong compliance culture.
*Commitment to academic excellence, graduating student-athletes, community service, citizenship, leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship, and creating and maintaining a safe, positive learning environment required.
*Effective administrative and technological skills.
*Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with student-athletes, faculty, staff, alumni, supporters, media and the general public.
Master?s degree preferred.
Familiarity with the NCAA Division II preferred.
Successful experience in building a intercollegiate football program.
Has recruiting networks within Pennsylvania and the Northeast.
Qualifications include the ability to demonstrate Football skill instruction and handle all aspects of on-and-off the field coaching and managing of the team.
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