Lock Haven University invites applications for a full-time, permanent Head Football Coach to begin on or about January 6, 2020.
The primary function of this position is to serve as Head Coach of the football team at Lock Haven University (LHU).
This position is responsible for the administration of all aspects of the football program including but not limited to: recruiting; fund-raising; summer camps; fiscal management; monitoring academic and disciplinary standing of student-athletes; NCAA and conference compliance; scheduling; planning; practice and game supervision; personnel training and supervision; maintaining positive relations with support staff, university community, off campus constituents, media and alumni and fulfill other duties as they arise or as assigned by the Athletic Director.
Develop a competitive NCAA Division II football program in a manner consistent with the philosophy, core values, and guidelines of NCAA Division II, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC), Lock Haven University and Lock Haven Athletics.
Responsible for demonstrating compliance with all Athletic Department, University, NCAA Division II, PSAC and sport specific governing policies.
Work in conjunction with LHU Advancement to develop fundraising strategies to increase football scholarships.
Responsible for recruiting qualified student-athletes to attend Lock Haven University in accordance with NCAA Division II, Conference and University policies.
Responsible for adherence to all University, Student Auxiliary Services (SAS) and athletic department fiscal management policies and procedures.
Provide instruction, training, and oversight necessary for student athletes as well as the paid/volunteer coaching staff to assure that the development of skills, techniques, and physical conditioning is sufficient to enable each student-athlete to compete safely and competently.
Responsible for advising and monitoring progress of the student-athletes academics.
Work in collaboration with LHU Public Relations to engage and keep informed the LHU alumni, the local community and media of football program happenings, accomplishments and updates.
Provide leadership for the establishment and implementation of playing philosophy, team rules, community engagement and non-conference scheduling.
*Function in day-to-day operations under the supervision of the Director of Athletics.
*Recruit, retain and graduate student-athletes.
*Maintain a safe, positive, inclusive learning environment for the student-athletes and staff.
*Monitor academic performance and progress of the student-athletes.
*Develop, plan, administer, and evaluate all aspects of the football program.
*Actively fundraise including directing football camps and clinics.
*Assign duties and responsibilities to the assistant football coaches as appropriate.
*Schedule and provide on-site supervision for all practices, scrimmages, games, and events related to the football program.
*Propose and administer appropriate team budgets in accordance with University fiscal policies and procedures and in consultation with the Director of Athletics.
*Collaborate with appropriate athletic staff to organize, promote, market and conduct competitions and special events.
*Participate with assistant coaches and team in community service activities.
*Attend Athletic Department meetings as scheduled.
*Perform other duties related to the program as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
*Three years successful football coaching experience at an NCAA institution or professional level or six years of successful head coaching experience on the high school level.
*Experience with fundraising, alumni relations, community engagement and media.
*Can demonstrate established recruiting networks.
*Familiarity of NCAA rules and commitment to a strong compliance culture.
*Commitment to academic excellence, graduating student-athletes, community service, citizenship, leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship, and creating and maintaining a safe, positive learning environment required.
*Effective administrative and technological skills.
*Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with student-athletes, faculty, staff, alumni, supporters, media and the general public.
Internal Number: C0100
About Lock Haven University
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania (LHUP) was founded in 1870 as the Central State Normal School, offering a two-year program designed to train teachers for the public schools. In 1927, the school became a four-year degree-granting college of teacher education. With the inauguration of the Arts and Science degree program in 1960, the multi-purpose institution became Lock Haven State College offering Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in liberal arts fields, along with the Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Secondary Education, and a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education. In 1983, the institution was renamed Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. The main campus of LHUP is located in the ridge and valley province on the edge of the Allegheny Plateau. The West Branch of the Susquehanna River runs alongside the campus while the valley is surrounded by the Bald Eagle Mountains. The area is rich in outdoor recreational opportunities -- swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, canoeing, camping and skiing. Even so, the cultural centers of New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. are only a few hours drive from the mai...n campus.The town of Lock Haven is a small, charming community. The historic district contains tree-shaded streets and immaculate Victorian homes. The University supports the city in many ways. For example, students volunteer to work in local social service agencies and businesses, and the University sponsors cultural and athletic events.The University also operates a branch campus in Clearfield, 60 miles west of Lock Haven, that offers an associate of arts degree in criminal justice, an associate of applied science degree in healthcare professions, an associate of science degree in business administration, an associate of science in nursing degree and a bachelor of science in nursing degree. This campus is also located near the west branch Susquehanna River.Today, the University offers the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in liberal arts fields; the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts; the Bachelor of Science in Education; the Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education; the Bachelor of Science in Recreation and the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. At the graduate level, the University offers the Master of Education in Teaching and Learning, Master of Education in Alternative Education, Master of Education in Educational Leadership, and the Master of Health Science, Physician Assistant, and associate of applied science in nanotechnology.