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Head Football Coach

Thiel College
Greenville, Pennsylvania 16125
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Thiel College is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual for the position of Head Football Coach.  


The qualified candidate will be responsible for directing, building and mentoring the Thiel NCAA Division III football program and will be expected to abide by and uphold the regulations of the NCAA Division III and the Presidents’ Athletic Conference.


Reporting to the Director of Athletics, duties will include recruitment, retention, coaching, scheduling, team travel, budget management and supervision of assistant coaches, as well as monitoring student-athletes’ academic progress.


Successful candidate must have a strong commitment to academics and athletics success, with a demonstrated ability to identify, recruit, and retain student-athletes, a proven record of outstanding leadership, and strong organizational skills.


Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. Head coaching or coordinator experience in a successful NCAA program is highly desired.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive recruiting plan that will identify, recruit and retain qualified student-athletes that meet College admission standards and qualifications to consistently meet or exceed recruitment goals.

  • Maintain target roster size set by the institution.

  • Teach/instruct student-athletes through fundamentals, motivation, and promoting positive values consistent with Divisions III and the mission of Thiel College.

  • Hire, supervise, develop, and evaluate a coaching staff including three full-time 12-month coordinator positions.

  • Ensure a commitment to the academic success of the football student-athletes, including monitoring academic performance, attendance, and social behavior.

  • Manage all operational, fiscal, and administrative duties associated with the football program including balancing the annual football operating budget.

  • Develop playing schedule in conjunction with the Director of Athletics

  • Manage care of appropriate facilities and equipment.

  • Coordinate with the Director of Athletics fundraising activities.

  • Exhibit the highest degree of sportsmanship and professionalism at all times.

  • Serve on campus committees as needed.

  • Know and adhere to all college policies.

  • Know and adhere to all sport-specific rules of the President’s Athletic Conference.

  • Know and adhere to all Division III rules governed by the NCAA.

  • Serve as Game Day Administrator for events/competitions as directed by the Director of Athletics.

  • Serve as facilities monitor of all Thiel College athletic facilities as directed by the Director of Athletics.

Founded in 1866 as a coeducational institution in western Pennsylvania, Thiel College is an independent liberal arts college rooted in the Lutheran tradition. Offering distinctive programs in the arts and humanities, social and natural sciences, and professional studies, together with engaging co-curricular and athletic opportunities, Thiel provides an accessible and inclusive learning environment that emphasizes service to society. Thiel’s residential campus offers a safe and supportive setting in which to grow and learn.


Thiel College empowers individuals to reach their full potential by creating a diverse and inclusive learning environment that ensures educational excellence, stimulates global awareness, and promotes ethical leadership. In doing so, Thiel prepares students for careers and lives of meaning and purpose.


By 2021, Thiel College will convey enhanced confidence in its identity and mission as a liberal arts college that empowers students to reach their full potential.

Thiel College is committed to attracting a culturally and professionally diverse faculty and staff who engage our students by providing a rich and fulfilling curricular and co-curricular experience. EOE

Application Instructions:

Application materials will be reviewed as received and accepted until the position is filled.   Send a letter of interest, resume, transcripts and three (3) professional references to employment@thiel.edu (preferred method) or send correspondence directly to: Jennifer Clark, Director of Human Resources, Thiel College, 75 College Avenue, Greenville, PA 16125.



Posted: 2018-11-17 Expires: 2018-12-17

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