Reporting to the Head Football Coach, the Assistant Football Coach uses independent judgment and discretion, instruction, and education to train players on the rules, strategies, and techniques of and ensure that student-athletes understand, comply and abide by the rules and regulations of the NCAA and the University of New Haven.
MAJOR ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Educate athletes on safety rules and regulations to ensure compliance with NCAA and conference guidelines.
Train, encourage and motivate student-athletes.
Manage various issues with student athletes in an effective and professional manner.
Instruct and demonstrate proper game techniques, strategies and use of equipment.
Work closely with the Head Football Coach to evaluate the strengths and weakness of student- athletes and then develop programs and techniques to help optimize their skill and performance.
Assist the Head Football Coach in planning and organizing practice sessions.
Remain abreast of any changes in rules, techniques or equipment associated with the applicable sport.
Identify, monitor, and recruit quality student-athletes that will be an asset to the University’s athletic program.
Assist the Head Football Coach in the scouting of opposing teams. Develop scouting reports that are precise, accurate and easily communicated.
Keep accurate records of players’ progress as related to performance in games and practices and use this information to help develop and train the student-athlete.
Assist the Strength and Conditioning staff in the supervision of the teams’ strength and conditioning program. Coordinate the development and implementation of an effective program that is challenging and improves the strength and fitness of each player.
Previous playing and/or coaching experience in the sport preferred
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Required:
Extensive knowledge of, and proven ability, to educate students in the sport.
Ability to teach and demonstrate the skills and strategies of the sport in an independent manner.
Must possess a demonstrated ability to successfully coach at the Division II level.
Strong leadership, verbal and written communication, and motivational skills.
Internal Number: 19-85A
About University of New Haven
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education.Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960 and opened its Orange Campus in January, 2014. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities.The University enrolls approximately 6,800 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 5,000 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and Tagliatela College of Engineering, UNH offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 500 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.