Ferrum College, an NCAA Division III institution located in Ferrum, Virginia, is looking for a motivated, energetic and passionate individual to be our next Head Football Coach. This is a full-time, 12-month position that reports directly to the Director of Athletics.
Ferrum College is a proud member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) and holds a rich football history, including over 50 alumni who have played professional football, with 35 appearing in the National Football League, 4 national championships in the NJCAA, five NCAA playoff berths and two NCAA semifinal appearances. Review of applications will begin immediately.
PRIMARY PURPOSE: The head football coach will evaluate, recruit, coach and mentor qualified student-athletes that will compete at a high level in the classroom and on the field. The successful candidate will oversee the organization of all team practices, games and budgets. This individual will put together a comprehensive recruitment plan for the football staff and will ensure a culture of compliance within all NCAA Division III, ODAC and Ferrum College rules and regulations, and ensure all coaches and student-athletes comply with same. Finally, the successful candidate will serve in administrative capacity as needed and directed by the Director of Athletics.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
•Evaluate, recruit, coach and mentor qualified student-athletes and prepare the team for a full intercollegiate varsity football experience.
•Oversee all aspects of football program operations, including, but not limited to, the development and management of all team practices, contests, recruitment, academic monitoring, budgets and the supervision of all full-time, part-time, volunteer and student assistant coaching staff.
•Develop and execute a comprehensive recruitment plan for the entire football staff, ensuring a robust and competitive roster from the local, regional and national landscape.
•Ensure a culture of compliance around all NCAA Division III, ODAC and Ferrum College rules and regulations and ensure all coaching staff members and student-athletes do the same.
•Travel locally, regionally and nationally for all regular-season and post-season events, conference and/or national meetings and fundraising, alumni and community events.
•Develop yearly, non-conference, game schedules to ensure high-level competition in preparation for ODAC and post-season play.
•Oversee student-athlete academic progress, be available for consultation/support for student-athletes and direct student-athletes to the appropriate academic professionals to ensure academic success.
•Select and purchase all equipment necessary to ensure a competitive football program.
•Work with Director of Athletics on the upkeep of W.B. Adams field and all other relevant facilities utilized by the football team.
•Work closely with Sports Information Director to develop a media plan and be available for interviews and speaking engagements to internal and external constituents.
•Serve in administrative capacity as needed and directed by the Director of Athletics.
•Serve on department and campus-wide committees as requested, as well as other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversight of multiple full-time assistant football coaches and all part-time, volunteer and student assistant coaches.
Education/Experiences: A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years collegiate coaching experience is required. A master’s degree and collegiate playing experience preferred.
Licenses: Current and valid driver’s license required.
Other Preferences: The candidate must be able to work independently and have the ability to work occasionally on evenings and weekends throughout the year to accomplish the tasks necessary for success in this field. The successful candidate must be committed to working and teaching within an environment that embraces the development of students around their education, cultural diversity, mental health awareness and NCAA and ODAC compliance.
To apply for this position: Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and application to Ferrum College, Human Resources, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA 24088, or e-mail to email@example.com. The College will begin accepting applications for this position immediately, and look to fill the position as soon as possible. A background check will be required of the successful candidate.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer
A bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years collegiate coaching experience is required. A master's degree and collegiate playing experience preferered.
About Ferrum College
Ferrum College , an NCAA Division III institution located in Ferrum, Virginia.