Vanderbilt University Assistant Coach - Football in Nashville, Tennessee

Assistant Coach - Football (Job Number: 1900368)


Vanderbilt University’s Athletics Department prepares student-athletes to become leaders and champions in life by placing the highest values on integrity, character, sportsmanship and victory. Vanderbilt is a charter member of the Southeastern Conference and is the conference's only private school. The university fields 16 varsity teams (6 men's teams and 10 women's teams, a total of 351 student athletes), 14 of which compete in the Southeastern Conference.

Basic Function: Responsible for providing coaching and administrative assistance to the Head Coach of a designated sport.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promotes the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program, to include adhering to all Departmental policies and procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the University, the Southeastern Conference and the NCAA.

  • Assists with the scouting and recruitment of student-athletes, including on-campus visits of prospective student-athletes.

  • Assists in coaching student-athletes, which includes evaluating their performance in both practice and competition, and providing leadership and instruction in areas of deficiencies, as required.

  • Monitors the conditioning and training of student-athletes, in conjunction with the Strength and Athletic Training staff. Assist in the planning and administering of the off-season training program, as requested.

  • Counsels team members in academic, disciplinary and personal matters, to include consulting with the Director of Academic Support in Athletics, the Director for Compliance and other University administrators to resolve problems.

  • Participates in the collection and analysis of tactical and statistical data of opponent teams and assists in designing game plans and strategies. Attend coaches’ preparatory meetings and implements strategies resulting from these meetings

  • Advises and counsels with student-athletes regarding their obligations to comply with all rules and regulations related to financial aid and eligibility, as well as personal conduct and appearance.

  • Assist in monitoring the academic progress and eligibility status of student-athletes, to include both class and study hall attendance.

  • Assist in maintaining statistics, as requested

  • Interfaces with game officials, as requested

  • Participates in public relations activities, as approved, to include granting interviews with newspaper, radio and television media, attending press conferences and making public appearances.

  • Assist with planning and coordinating approved fund raising activities, as assigned.

  • Assists with budget preparations, as requested. Operates within approved budget allocations.

  • Assists with the development of schedules for practice and competition, as assigned.

  • Assists in coordinating team travel arrangements, as requested. Travels with the team and monitors the conduct of student-athletes.

  • Interface with the Equipment Manager to ensure that necessary athletic equipment is available for scheduled practices and competitive events.

  • Participate in clinics, exhibitions and camps, as approved.

  • Represents the Department at professional, civic, charitable, and alumni events, as requested.

  • Performs other duties and assists with special projects as assigned by the Head Coach.

  • Comply with NCAA and SEC rules and regulations.

university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 faculty and staff. The university’s students, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2018 (Forbes).

About Vanderbilt Benefits

Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses, and dependent children.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 40720 - Football

Job: Athletic Affairs Professionals

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action

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