JOB SUMMARY: The Head Football Coach is responsible for the positive leadership, administration, management and promotion of all aspects of the football program. The successful candidate will have the ability to develop a competitive football program, recruit quality student athletes of good character qualified for an NAIA program. Total support of the athletic program’s football scheduling, vision for playing teams in the competitive range of OPSU is required.
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Demonstrated successful coaching experience and technical competence at the collegiate or pro level required.
Knowledge of and strict adherence to NAIA rules is required
Demonstrated willingness and ability to act ethically and in a socially responsible manner.
JOB DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.
Be committed to student athlete academic success, and be able to effectively relate to students, colleagues, fans, and community members.
Develop and execute recruitment and retention of quality student athletes including but not limited to: off-campus evaluation, contacts, organization of on-campus visits, and tryouts.
Build and sustain positive relationships with student-athletes, former players, faculty, alumni, staff, media, boosters, and the community.
Demonstrate knowledge and ability to implement effective coaching theory, strategies, and techniques appropriate for college athletes.
Work effectively with student athletes of varying abilities, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds to instill commitment, discipline, and teamwork.
Responsible for inventory, selection and care of equipment and proper care of the school facilities including the Anchor D stadium.
Manage the team budget and put together a competitive schedule in line with that budget.
Communicate effectively with team members, recruits, and administration.
Emphasize academic success and service to all team members.
Motivate and mentor collegiate student-athletes.
Advise and instruct student-athletes on skill development.
Scouting of opponents and instructing team on the strategies that will be implemented.
Commit to all NAIA, Sooner Athletic Conference, and Oklahoma Panhandle State University Athletics Department policies and procedures.
Advise student-athletes in their day-to-day activities.
Maintain a good working relationship with all athletic coaches and staff regarding facility use and condition.
Must have a strong work ethic and lead by example.
Must be a professional, credible and respected representative of the institution internally and in the community
Demonstrated willingness and ability to act ethically and socially responsible manner.
Must be able to lift more than 50-lb. objects; frequent bending, stooping, and
Ability to communicate in a courteous manner
Other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director or designee.
The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
TO APPLY, SEND:
Letter of application,
List of three references, and
Completed Consent and Disclosure form for the pre-employment background check (available at www.opsu.edu) to:
OPSU is an AA/EE/E-Verify employer committed to diversity.
About Oklahoma Panhandle State University
OPSU is an accredited university by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and the Oklahoma System of Higher Education, and is approved by NCATE and the State Board of Education for the preparation of elementary and secondary teachers.