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Head Coach - Football

Central State University
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 10, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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OVERVIEW: The Head Football Coach is responsible for the development and maintenance of an effective and competitive NCAA Division II Football program. The recruitment and retention of quality student-athletes in this sport will be integral to this position. The head coach is responsible for all aspects that relate to the football program to include the ongoing development of the student-athlete. The head coach will also be expected to demonstrate the ability to promote the physical, intellectual, and social growth of student-athletes. This position will also include additional administrative duties and will be assigned by the Director of Athletics. 
• Understand and comply with all rules and guidelines set forth by the NCAA Division II, Central State University, and the Central State University Athletic program’s policies and procedures. 
• Provide a framework for student-athletes to perform to their potential by teaching and developing skill levels and game strategies for all team members during practice sessions in preparation for their use during intercollegiate competition while utilizing proper judgement in the instruction and expectations while operating with the highest possible safety standards observed. 
• Teach and set expectations of appropriate team conduct during competition, travel, practice and University event, and at any other times when the team is representing the University. 
• Develop teams which are competitive within the conference, region and nationally by maximizing the student-athletes’ talents while also teaching and promoting teamwork. 
• Provide guidance to student-athletes through teaching life skills and social responsibility in order to improve their physical, intellectual and social maturity. 
• Create an environment through instruction and modeling for student-athletes to observe and learn integrity, camaraderie, and respect in order to provide a positive environment for all student-athletes. 
• Serve as a resource to student-athletes navigating the balance of academic and athletic demands appropriately. 
• Foster University and community interest in the program. 
• Articulate and contribute to the goals of the University and Department. 
• Act as a professional and positive representative of the Central State University. 
• Provide support directly to student-athletes and create a network of support within the team and through the usage of other campus support entities. 
• Plan, organize and manage all in-season and out-or-season practices and competitions. 
• Oversee conduct and discipline of the team. 
• Retain student-athletes on the team, and at Central State University Minimum Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS: 
• Expertise in the sport having a minimum of 5 years of progressive coaching experience on the intercollegiate level (preferred) 
• Knowledge of and compliance with the NCAA Division II mission and philosophies (preferred) 
• Possess all current certifications required for this position. 
• Budgeting background. (preferred) 
• Human Relations Skills (excellent organizational, communication and leadership skills, whether 
dealing with individuals or groups and an ability to work well with different constituents. 
• Ability to effectively analyze and teach the fundamental skills and strategies of the sport. 
• Ability to successfully motivate all associated with the team. 
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information. 
• Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
• Positive attitude towards the University and its intercollegiate programs is essential. 
• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. 
• Computer Skills: (Excel Spreadsheet. Word, Hudl, E-Mail, Etc.) 
• Knowledge of budgeting and budget management. 
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s or Professional Degree preferred
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