Assistant Football Coach (Athletics and Recreation)

ID# 004833
Danville, KY 40422
United States
Job Description
Centre College, founded in 1819, offers its students a world of opportunities, highlighted by one of the nation’s top-ranked study abroad program, ranked #59 by US News of national liberal arts colleges, and recently tabbed as one of the top 100 colleges in the nation for sports lovers, coming in at #47 (across all NCAA Divisions) for student-athlete experience according to Money magazine and Sports Illustrated. Located on 152-acres in Danville, Ky., the heart of the Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky, Centre is a proud member of the NCAA Division III, a founding member of the Southern Athletic Association.

With groundbreaking in July 2021, Centre Athletics is constructing the $65 million Initiative for Wellness and Athletics Excellence (IWAE) project. The transformational facility will feature a new indoor fieldhouse, with a 200-meter track plus indoor turf, a 50-meter natatorium, a new baseball facility, plus a new stadium for football, lacrosse, and track and field. Included in this strategic initiative is over 6,000 square feet of additional strength and conditioning space.

Employment Type
Full Time
Application Closing Date
Application Procedure
Job Start Date
Job Requirements
Centre College invites qualified applicants for the full-time position of Assistant Football Coach. Reporting to the Head Football Coach, this position leads aspects in building a nationally competitive Division III men’s football program, including but not limited to: identifying and recruiting successful student-athletes, skill development during practices and games, monitoring student-athlete academic progress, building a positive and cohesive team culture, scouting, and other duties as assigned.

Under supervision of the Head Football Coach, provide assistance in various aspects of coaching, recruiting, and administrative duties for a nationally competitive Division III football program. Individual reports to the Head Football Coach.

Essential Job Functions:

Assist in organizing, preparing, and conducting practices, training, and competitions;
Recruit student-athletes in accordance with all Centre College, Southern Athletic Association, and NCAA rules and regulations;
Provide assistance in the administration of the football program, as required;
Represent the Centre Football to various institutions, students, parents, and the general public;
Ability to follow and enforce safety procedures;
Assist with the holistic development of football student-athletes;
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents on and off campus;
Demonstrates an appreciation of and commitment to further an inclusive culture for those of diverse backgrounds such as ability, age, class, ethnicity, faith background, gender expression, gender identity, geographic region, national origin, neurodiversity, race, and sexual orientation that comprise individual and group expressions of identity.
Other duties as assigned by the Head Football Coach, the Director of Athletics, or a designee.

Marginal Duties:

Contribute to the overall success of the department by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned;

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree with previous collegiate experience as a player or a coach; CPR, AED, and First-Aid certifications will be required once hired; valid driver’s license required.

Knowledge and Skills

Demonstrated knowledge and coaching skills of the sport of football and its playing rules; a commitment to the Division III philosophy; knowledge of NCAA and SAA rules; and a demonstrated ability to recruit, retain, and mentor student-athletes are essential. Additional qualifications include communication skills that allow for the ability to teach, motivate, and counsel student-athletes effectively as well as being self-motivated, positive, energetic, eager to teach, and a willingness to travel. The ability to foster a team environment as well as the ability and desire to work successfully within a team-oriented athletic department is essential. Knowledge of travel planning and scheduling.

Physical Requirements:

Moderate physical activity. Requires handling up to 25 pounds. Standing and or walking for more than four hours per day.


Interested applicants must apply through the Centre College Human Resources site at Employment at Centre | Centre College (with a cover letter, resume, and list of references). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.

Education Requirements (Any)
Bachelors Degree with previous collegiate playing or coaching experience required.
Additional Information / Benefits
Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan

This job reports to the Head Football Coach

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift, Weekends.

Number of Openings for this position: 1

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