Assistant Football Coach
Assistant Coach, Football - Athletics
Reporting to the Head Football Coach, the Assistant Coach recruits, retains, supervises, and coaches student-athletes, under the guidelines of Georgetown, the Patriot League and NCAA. Carries out duties within the stated philosophy of Georgetown athletics and its educational mission. Follows all institutional, conference and NCAA rules and regulations to insure compliance. With general policy guidance from the Head Coach, the Assistant Coach will make decisions to successfully achieve department goals and objectives, and be accountable for the development of team policies and goals. The Assistant Coach will actively participate in practices and competitions, including, but not limited to, game preparation (including developing strategies and game plans), practice planning, skill and video sessions (including working individually with, advising, and critiquing student-athletes to develop and improve their skills), scouting opposing teams and players (including analyzing their strengths and weaknesses), scheduling, weight training and fitness programs.
The Assistant Coach will evaluate prospective student-athletes, analyze and determine their abilities and whether they may succeed athletically and academically at Georgetown. Will recommend or determine which prospective student-athletes the team should focus its time and resources to recruit, and contact and recruit such prospects. Additional duties include the monitoring of student-athlete academic performance; conducting, advising, and counseling student-athletes regarding performance and conduct; identifying and addressing student-athlete welfare issues; and, representing the University in donor/alumni public relations and community programs. Duties include but are not limited to:
Create, teach and implement effective game, practice and conditioning plans for the student-athletes.
- Organize, prepare and conduct individual and team practices and training.
- Develop effective drills and strategies for player improvement.
- Monitor strength, conditioning, and speed workout programs.
- Create and administer the off-season training program.
- Collect tactical and statistical data of opponent's teams, watch game tapes, make phone calls to other coaches for scouting reports. Review, digest and analyze data and evaluations to determine strengths and weaknesses of opposing teams and players.
- Design game plans and strategies, as well as workout programs, drills, and training routines to improve athletic performance.
- Participate in coaches' preparatory meetings and implement strategies resulting from these meetings.
- Evaluate individual student-athlete performance in both practice and competition; provide instruction in areas of deficiency, as required.
- Provide leadership and problem-solving assistance.
- Monitor the conduct of student-athletes and assist in creating and monitoring team rules and policies.
- Communicate and cooperate with the athletics training staff regarding the medical clearance, injury prevention, rehabilitation and the status of injured student-athletes.
- Assist in risk management for all team events.
Recruitment of the best student-athlete within the admissions, financial and regulatory standards and policies established by the University, Patriot League, and NCAA.
- Identify and evaluate prospective student-athletes who meet appropriate academic as well as athletic profiles as set by Georgetown Admissions and the Department of Athletics. Identify talent by watching various games, combines, videos, and by other means at the initiative of the Assistant Coach.
- Analyze and determine abilities and potential (both athletically and academically) of prospective student-athletes; recommend or determine which prospective student-athletes should be the focus of the team's resources and time to recruit.
- Communicate with prospects (draft letters and emails and make phone calls), and coordinate on-campus and home visits of student-athletes, including administration of travel arrangements for official and unofficial visits.
- Make recommendations with supporting documentation for athletics scholarships to the head coach.
- Conduct recruitment of student-athletes in accordance with NCAA rules.
- Develop and continually update a comprehensive recruiting database system with prospect information (including Assistant Coach's judgment of prospective student-athletes' abilities and potential).
- Compliance with all conference, department and NCAA regulations and assist to ensure departmental compliance.
- Commitment to the academic success and personal development of student-athletes.
- Bachelor's degree required
- Minimum of 3 years of coaching experience, preferably at the Division I level
- Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of football
- Knowledge of NCAA regulations and guidelines governing the recruitment, academic eligibility requirements, and retention of student-athletes
- Knowledge of athletics recruitment methods and techniques
- Ability to create a database for all prospects, recruiting software database experience preferred
- Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments
- Strong organizational skills
- Strong interpersonal skills that demonstrate an ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- Ability to foster a cooperative work environment
- Valid driver's license with good driving record; must be insurable
- Proficient in computer use and relevant Microsoft applications
- Available weekends and evenings
Background check completed as a condition of employment with Georgetown University
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