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Head Football Coach

Job no: 492663
Work type: Administrative Full-Time
Location: Davidson
Categories: Staff
Department:Athletics - Football

Davidson College is seeking nominations and applications for Head Football Coach.  Davidson Football is a non-scholarship Division 1 program which competes in the Pioneer Football League.  The Davidson Wildcats have competed in football for more than 120 years.  The successful candidate will be a dedicated and experienced coach, educator and tactician with a passion for the sport and for development of young men through competitive collegiate athletics. 

The Head Football Coach is responsible for overall direction and leadership of the football program including recruitment of student athletes and engagement with the college admission staff, skill development, mentorship, and counseling of the team members, selection and management of the coaching staff, compliance with NCAA and Pioneer Football League regulations, maintaining relationships with parents, alumni and other supporters of the football program, and fundraising in coordination with the Davidson Athletic Fund and the leadership of the College. 

We are seeking an experienced collegiate football coach with a record of success in teaching football techniques and strategies, motivating a team to compete at its best level, and selecting and leading staff who bring skill and integrity to the program.  We expect the selected candidate to have earned a bachelor’s degree and have at least five years collegiate coaching experience.  Prior recruiting and coaching experience at a highly selective institution is desirable.

Davidson College is a highly selective, independent, residential, liberal-arts college located in Davidson, North Carolina, that is consistently ranked in the top 10 such institutions in the country. Through The Davidson Trust, Davidson became the first liberal-arts institution in the nation to replace loans with grants in all financial aid packages, giving all students the opportunity to graduate debt-free. Among students, 25 percent compete in NCAA Division I athletics or club sports, and a longstanding Honor Code is central to student life at the College. With its 665-acre main campus and 110-acre lake campus, the College anchors the town of Davidson.  Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity and welcomes applications from those candidates who would bring additional dimensions to the college's mission.

Application Process

In order to facilitate the search Davidson has retained CarrSports Consulting, LLC, to serve as search counsel.  Individuals with questions regarding the search, wishing to nominate candidates, or sending letters of reference for candidates should forward those questions and documents to Bill Carr at cscdavidsonfb@gmail.com

Applicants must apply by uploading a letter of application, resume, and a list of five references electronically to https://highereddecisions.com/csc/current_vacancies.asp

No hardcopy documents will be accepted. To receive full consideration, candidates must upload electronically by December 18, 2017, all required initial documents plus any additional documents requested by CarrSports Consulting, LLC.  The position will remain open until filled.

Further information about the College may be found at https://www.davidson.edu Specific information concerning College benefit programs and other employment facts are located on the Human Resources site at https://www.davidson.edu/offices/human-resources

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