The Assistant Coach, Football (Defensive Coordinator) will be directly responsible for; The development, implementation, preparation, and execution of the defensive philosophy and strategies. Successfully recruiting qualified student athletes. Working closely with student athletes on retention related issues.
Bachelor's degree required plus 5 years of progressively responsible experience; Masters Preferred; significant coaching experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous experience as a coordinator or head coach is highly desirable. Valid driver license with good driving record: must be insurable.
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
Knowledge and 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.
Understanding of teacher/coach model in a NCAA Division III athletics program.
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.
Oversee and assign duties to the defensive coaching staff in consultation with the head football coach.
Conduct practice as related to defensive strategies.
Design and implement weekly game plans, scouting reports, and other game related materials.
Identify and recruit quality student-athletes, both nationally and locally, who meet the high standards established by Stevenson University. Demonstrated ability to recruit and retain qualified student athletes at the Division III level.
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.
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 compiling of data and reports, as required by the athletic department and university.
As Maryland's third-largest independent university, Stevenson serves more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult undergraduate degrees in the classroom and online. Founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College, the University is committed to providing a career-focused education and to offering programs that ensure our students' success in an increasingly dynamic job market.
The University imbues its emphasis on career throughout the educational experience, from coursework to experiential learning. In addition to providing students with a quality liberal arts education, the University also stays true to its tagline, "Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career." Stevenson graduates gain the knowledge and skills that they can apply to not just their first job or graduate course but also carry with them throughout their lives. This promise is made explicit through the Career ArchitectureSM model, which carefully mentors students through a process of learning who they are within a framework of theory, practice, and mentoring. Stevenson has historically high job and graduate school placement rates for its students, helping them find success by starting their careers or by ...entering graduate school for continuing their education. In 2013, the Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) recognized the impact of the Career Architecture process by awarding Stevenson with its annual MCDA Organizational Career Planning Award. This award recognizes an institution that has developed an excellent program for career development within the organization.