Assistant Football Coach - Hoya Athletics

Washington D.C.
Feb 09, 2018
Mar 01, 2018
Full Time
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Assistant Football Coach - Hoya Athletics

The Assistant Coach recruits, retains, supervises, and coaches NCAA Division I student-athletes, under the guidelines of Georgetown, the Patriot League and NCAA. The incumbent makes decisions to successfully achieve department goals and objectives, and is accountable for the development of team policies and goals. Reporting to the Head Football Coach, the Assistant Football Coach has duties that include but are not limited:

Game Implementation

  • Creates, teaches, and implements effective game, practice and conditioning plans for the student-athletes.
  • Organizes, prepares, and conducts individual and team practices and training, developing effective drills and strategies for player improvement.
  • Collects tactical and statistical data of opponent's teams, watching game tapes and making phone calls to other coaches for scouting reports. 
  • Designs game plans and strategies as well as workout programs, drills, and training routines to improve athletic performance.
  • Communicates and cooperates with the athletics training staff regarding the medical clearance, injury prevention, rehabilitation, and the status of injured student-athletes.
  • Evaluates individual student-athlete performance in both practice and competition, providing instruction in areas of deficiency as required.

Program Promotion and Media-Related Activities

  • Represents the sports program to various institutional and external entities such as media, students, parents, prospective student-athletes, alumni, and the general public.
  • Organizes work camps, clinics and special events as well as many aspects of the annual team banquet for student-athletes, coaches, parents and administrators.
  • Participates in the creation of team media guides and newsletters, planning and coordinating approved fund raising activities as assigned.
  • Performs approved public relations activities, to include interviews with newspaper, radio and television media, attending press conferences, and making public appearances at camps or clinics.
  • Maintains an updated alumni list in order to cultivate and maintain community contact with alumni.

Student-Athlete Recruitment & Academic Success

  • Identifies and evaluates prospective student-athletes who meet appropriate academic as well as athletic profiles as set by Georgetown Admissions and the Department of Athletics. 
  • Analyzes and determines abilities and potential (both athletically and academically) of prospective student-athletes, recommending which prospective student-athletes should be the focus of the team's resources and time to recruit.
  • Communicates with prospects and coordinates on-campus and home visits of student-athletes, including administration of travel arrangements for official and unofficial visits.
  • Advises student-athletes on scheduling of classes and appropriate contracts and counseling through University Academic Resource Center.
  • Develops and continually updates a comprehensive recruiting database system with prospect information (including Assistant Coach's judgment of prospective student-athletes' abilities and potential).

NCAA Compliance and Regulations

  • Complies with all conference, department, and NCAA regulations and assists to ensure departmental compliance.
  • Successfully passes NCAA recruiting test.
  • Attends Coaches Association meetings and all compliance seminars and reviews.
  • Submits documentation as required by the University and Patriot League to the Athletic Department's compliance office.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Works with different areas within the Athletics Department (for example, equipment room, facilities, sports medicine, sports information) to ensure proper communication of schedules, court preparation, and other needs.
  • Coordinates with equipment managers to ensure that the necessary athletic equipment has been ordered and is available for scheduled practices and competitive events and that practice apparel and contest uniforms are collected, laundered and issued at appropriate times.
  • Ensures fiscal responsibility by administering the programs' budget within University and department guidelines, including preparing - or assisting in preparation of - team budgets, expense reports, and mileage reports.
  • Participates in planning and arranging team travel, including coordination of transportation, lodging, and meals.  Schedule and arrange home and away practice times.


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1 to 3 years of experience directly related to duties and responsibilities specified, preferably at college or university, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of athletics recruitment methods and techniques and NCAA regulations and guidelines governing the recruitment, academic eligibility requirements, and retention of student-athletes
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills that demonstrate an ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • General knowledge of budget preparation and fiscal management
  • Valid driver's license with good driving record; must be insurable with availability on nights and weekends
  • Proficient in computer use and relevant Microsoft applications
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification is preferred

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EEO Statement:

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