Lawrence University openly invites applications for the Head Football Coach.
The Head Football Coach is primarily responsible for the successful development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the football program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, training and coaching the student-athletes, recruiting quality football student-athletes that fit with Lawrence University, leading a full-time coaching staff, scheduling, budget management, and overall administration of a varsity Division III football program in accordance with NCAA, Midwest Conference, and University rules and procedures. Credentials should reflect proven success and/or ability in coaching, recruiting, and working with diverse student-athletes in a highly demanding academic environment.
Our football program is at a growth moment in our storied history. In this ever-changing landscape of academically challenging small liberal arts institutions, Lawrence University embraces the high-quality student-athlete experience. Growing our program through the development our students both on the field and off is at the core of the expectations for the next head football coach. With a hardworking returning core of scholar-athletes, there is promising potential. The successful candidate should be ready to capitalize on where we are and continue the hard work progressing towards our goal of being highly competitive.
Lawrence University is a member of the NCAA Division III, Midwest Conference, Northern Collegiate Hockey Association, and Midwest Fencing Conference. Lawrence fields teams in 22 intercollegiate sports with approximately 325 scholar-athletes and is committed to a well-balanced program promoting excellence in both academics and athletics.
Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and the diversity of viewpoints and approaches that its faculty and staff represents. We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the staff and faculty; (2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activity, or programming; and/or (3) showing interest in developing an inclusive team culture and atmosphere to address the needs of a diverse student body. Please apply online at https://lawrence.peopleadmin.com/postings/262.
Candidates are encouraged to read more about Lawrence and to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and goals. See http://www.lawrence.edu/admissions/about or http://www.lawrence.edu/admissions/about/why-lawrence/this-is-appleton for more information about Lawrence and its surrounding community.
Application review will begin upon submission with an anticipated start date of December 2, 2019.
Duties and Responsibilities
Plan and direct athletics skill development for the football student-athletes.
Hire, collaboratively work with, evaluate the performance of and assist in the development of the full- and part-time assistant coaches.
Create and implement fundamental and position-specific workouts for the student-athletes with the assistance of the assistant coaches.
Develop and implement a plan of a better understanding of the game for each of the student-athletes with the assistance of the assistant coaches.
Recruit student-athletes compatible with Lawrence University’s mission and the specific goals of the football program.
Monitor student-athlete academic performance and implement team, athletics department, and University measures to support their academic performance.
Advise student-athletes and staff of applicable NCAA, Midwest Conference, and University rules, regulations and policies, and ensure compliance of such regulations.
Work within the budgetary guidelines established by the Athletics Director.
Assist the Athletic Performance Coach in developing and conducting pre-season, in-season, and off-season training and conditioning programs for the football team.
Cooperate with the University Athletic Trainers to ensure student-athletes receive proper medical and physical training services.
Work with the Athletics Director on the selection and scheduling of team contests.
Coordinate all activities in preparation for scheduled competition.
Work with alumni, student groups, University administration, and community groups to seek support for the team.
Assist the Athletics Director in resolving cases where a student-athlete violates an applicable regulation.
Maintain and enhance an inclusive team culture and atmosphere.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
• 3-5 years of successful collegiate coaching experience. • Ability to recruit qualified football student-athletes to an academically rigorous environment. • Bachelor’s degree required. • Employment is contingent on successful completion of criminal record check, driving record check, and reference checks.
Internal Number: S64P
About Lawrence University
Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and the viewpoints and approaches that a diverse community represents. We strongly encourage candidates who can contribute to diversity at Lawrence to apply. See the Lawrence Careers website for more information about Lawrence and its surrounding community. All candidates are encouraged to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and commitment to diversity.