Tennessee Tech University is a Division I member of the Ohio Valley Conference.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Assists the head football coach in directing all activities of the football program within NCAA, OVC, and University policies and procedures. The coach is responsible for assisting in maintaining high academic standards to support the academic development and graduation of student-athletes while focused on student-athlete welfare; assisting in successfully directing the football program to compete for OVC championships; assisting in the recruitment of student-athletes and maintaining a culture of personal accountability in student-athlete conduct; assisting in the planning and directing of all practices and game activities; assisting, as delegated by the head football coach, in preparing and managing administrative functions of the football program; and assisting in fundraising and promoting the football program within the priorities of the Department of Athletics. Performs other duties as assigned.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include the accumulation of two vacation days per month, one sick leave day per month, and thirteen (13) University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the University), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants are required to apply online at https://jobs.tntech.edu and electronically upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) references (may upload into “Other Document”) at the time of application. A copy of transcripts will be required at the time of interview (official transcripts required upon hire). Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.
APPLICATION SCREENING DATE: Initial screening of applications will begin January 16, 2017; open until filled.
Tennessee Tech University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age (40 and over), status as a protected veteran, genetic information or any other category protected by federal or state law. Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies should be directed to email@example.com.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Minimum of two years of collegiate or professional football coaching experience OR minimum of four years of football coaching experience at a highly competitive level OR minimum of four years of collegiate or professional football playing or program experience. Education and experience necessary to perform all the functions of a Division I Assistant Football Coach. Commitment to adhere to NCAA and OVC rules and regulations as well as University policies and procedures.
Beyond meeting minimum requirements, candidates will be evaluated in terms of how their experience and education have prepared them for Division I assistant coaching including the academic development and graduation of student-athletes, promoting the welfare of student-athletes, recruiting, practice, managing the game, conditioning, administration, budget management, player and public relations, and fundraising. Coaching philosophy must be complimentary to that of the Department of Athletics and Head Football Coach. Successful candidate(s) shall possess the coaching abilities necessary to fulfill the assistant coach position assigned by and at the discretion of the Head Football Coach.
About Tennessee Tech:
As a comprehensive university, Tennessee Tech offers 44 bachelor's and 20 graduate degree programs within six academic divisions: Agricultural and Human Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, and Interdisciplinary Studies and Extended Education.
A university that the Princeton Review consistently calls one of the best in the Southeast, Tennessee Te...ch offers students the true college experience. The University is committed to the life-long success of students in its undergraduate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degree granting programs through high-quality instruction and learning experiences.
The University is engaged in scholarly activity, especially basic and applied research, creative endeavors, and public service, with special emphasis on community and economic development. The University supports student participation in a broad array of extracurricular activities as an integral component of its commitment to student life and success.
Small Enrollment, Personalized Setting:
Although our enrollment exceeds 10,800, more than half of our classes have fewer than 25 students. That means students are more than just a number here and that strong faculty/staff relationships are typical of an education at TTU. Students are immersed in experiential learning. They learn to write and direct plays, build robots, help cardiac patients with nutrition, improve nanotechnology, and more.
A Beautiful Place to Call Home:
Located in Cookeville, Tennessee, a town of about 25,000 residents, TTU offers the best of both rural and urban living. We're situated near scenic state parks like Burgess Falls and Fall Creek Falls, yet around an hour from three of the state's biggest metro areas - Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.
Consistent Top Rankings:
Tennessee Tech University is one of the nation's 50 "Best Value" public colleges and universities according to The Princeton Review. TTU was one of only three public universities in Tennessee and the only TBR institution on the 2010 list. TTU has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys, earning designation several years in a row as one of the nation's best college educations for the cost. USNews & World Report has chosen TTU as one of the Top Public Schools in the South on multiple occasions, and the University has been chosen as a "Best Southeastern College" by The Princeton Review for several years. These accolades are a reflection of the commitment our university has toward the lifelong success of our students.