Vanderbilt University Assistant Coach - Football in Nashville, Tennessee

Assistant Coach - Football (Job Number: 1900065)



Responsible for providing coaching and administrative assistance to the Head Coach of the Vanderbilt Football program.

About the Work Unit:

Vanderbilt Athletics Department prepares student-athletes to become leaders and champions in life by placing the highest values on integrity, character, sportsmanship and victory.

Dutiesand Responsibilities:

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

  • Assists with the scouting andrecruitment of student-athletes, including on-campus visits of prospectivestudent-athletes.

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

  • Monitors the conditioning and training ofstudent-athletes, in conjunction with the Strength and Athletic Trainingstaff. Assist in the planning and administering of the off-season trainingprogram, as requested.

  • Counsels team members in academic, disciplinary andpersonal matters, to include consulting with the Director of AcademicSupport in Athletics, the Director for Compliance and other Universityadministrators to resolve problems.

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

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

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

  • Assist in maintaining statistics, as requested

  • Interfaces with game officials, as requested

  • Participates in public relations activities, asapproved, to include granting interviews with newspaper, radio andtelevision media, attending press conferences and making publicappearances.

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

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

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

  • Assists in coordinating team travel arrangements, asrequested. Travels with the team and monitors the conduct ofstudent-athletes.

  • Interface with the Equipment Manager to ensure thatnecessary athletic equipment is available for scheduled practices andcompetitive events.

  • Participate in clinics, exhibitions and camps, asapproved.

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

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

  • Comply with NCAA and SEC rules and regulations.

Profile of an Ideal Candidate

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • Previous experience in Division I football coaching preferred

About Vanderbilt Benefits

In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, 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. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview at .

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university’s students 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. It is a place where employees know they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”

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