Head Football Coach - Intercollegiate Athletics - 19153

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The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a Head Football Coach (Head Coach, CC001).

Academic Staff positions are provided fixed-term appointments with annual renewals unless otherwise noted. Reappointments for subsequent terms is dependent upon performance, University funding and external forces.



The Head Football Coach's responsibilities range from the planning, recruiting, coaching, developing, implementing, communication and administering of his/her program to achieve University and Department objectives to supervisory duties with Recreation Sports & Facilities. Goals and objectives are to be developed prior to the beginning of each season with the Director of Athletics. The Head Football Coach will exhibit behavior that enhances the respect for the student-athletes, the athletics program, the University, and themselves in the conduct of their professional responsibilities.  The Head Football Coach will be required to direct and control the program in accordance with NCAA, WIAC, and University rules and regulations.  Violation of University, NCAA or Conference rules on the part of Athletic Department personnel may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Five (5) years’ experience coaching competitive football at the college level – one (1) year at a coordinator level position or above
  • Demonstrated administrative and organizational experience as a collegiate football coach
  • Candidates must have the ability to successfully impart sport-specific knowledge
  • The demonstrated ability to identify and recruit student-athletes
  • This position requires well-developed communication skills, as well as strong time management and organizational skills
  • The demonstrated ability to manage a budget
  • Must be able to work weekends/evenings and travel

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills




1. Adhere to all rules and guidelines of the NCAA, WIAC and University.

2. Plan and direct the development of student-athletes in relation to general and specific skills necessary for successful competition. 

3. Ensure that appropriate safety precautions are taken by all personnel involved with the program.  Adhere to all athletic training measures for the safety and welfare of students and staff.

4. Work with Athletic Department Business Manager in monitoring your operating budget and any other accounts for the program which includes: transportation, meals, lodging, officials, equipment, and supplies.

5. Instruct assistant and student coaches in the principles and rules of the sport, WIAC, NCAA, and University policies.

6. Schedule, prepare, and supervise all team travel, including transportation, lodging, and meals.

7. Assist in search and screen process for assistant coaches.

8. Function as a liaison with support personnel (athletic administration, athletic training, strength & conditioning, and facilities) to ensure the safety, maintenance and preparation of the playing and practice areas for all students and staff.

9. Monitor the academic process of the student-athletes on your team ensuring that normal progress is made toward the attainment of the degree.

10. Develop and promote a team consciousness of academic achievement to ensure an atmosphere supportive of and conducive to academic success.

11. Define and implement team and individual goals.

12. Maximize player and team performances by identifying team strengths and weaknesses.

13. Assign coaching and recruiting responsibilities to and supervise the work of assistant coach(s).

14. Develop and implement game strategy independently or in consultation with assistant coach(s).

15. Plan and organize in-season and off-season programs.

16. Provide information requested by the athletic administrators, including eligibility and participation information promptly and accurately.

17. Develop game scheduling in accordance with guidelines and calendars of University and regulatory bodies; assures understanding and awareness of academic schedules and pertinent game regulations.

18. Reserve athletic facilities for games, practices, and special events, as required.

19. Work with Athletic Department Business Manager in arrangement for game officials.

20. Assist with management and conduct of athletic contests.

21. Attend Department meetings.

22. Attend appropriate WIAC meetings.

23. Attend job-related clinics and conferences.

24. Assist the Sports Information Director by providing information to ensure all necessary statistical, student-athlete and staff information is current.

25. Promptly Inform the Sports Information Director of any changes in schedules, rosters and staff personnel.

26. Provide results of all home and away games, as needed, in a timely manner.

27. Never publicly criticize student-athletes, the university support staff, game officials or opponents.


1. Develop and maintain effective a competitive program through the recruitment of quality student-athletes and successful coaching of those individuals.

2. Plan, organize, implement and evaluate recruiting activities within guidelines set by the NCAA, WIAC and University.

3. Complete recruiting logs on a monthly basis.

4. Identify, observe, evaluate and select prospective student-athletes.

5. Inform prospective student-athletes on matters concerning educational, career and sports competition opportunities.

6. Oversee prospective student-athletes visits to and from campus to ensure a safe, informative and pleasant experience.

7. Provide the Admission’s/Registrar’s office with desired information on all incoming student-athletes.


1. Develop and execute fund raising projects needed to support program.

2. Strongly encourage development and direction of programs such as camps, clinics, and workshops.

3. Assist in developing support to promote your sport.

4. Assist with total program support through Athletic Department activities and events.


1. Assist the Equipment Manager as requested in all matters pertaining to selection, ordering and returning of equipment, supplies and materials.

2. Provide laundry personnel with updated roster, game and practice schedules in a timely fashion to ensure that general laundry and game uniforms are readily available when needed.

3. Inform student-athletes of their responsibility and financial obligation of returning sports equipment and uniforms.


1. Provide your assigned Certified Athletic Trainer with support, updated practice schedules and information necessary for them to care, prevent and rehabilitate your student-athletes.

2. Provide Strength & Conditioning Coordinator with support and information necessary for the proper conditioning of your student-athletes.


1. The Director of Perkins Stadium directs and supervises personnel, budget, and programs in Perkins Stadium and the outdoor athletic field complex.

2. Responsible for scheduling, planning, supervising and maintaining these facilities.

3. Attend Departmental meetings and support Department outreaches as requested.

4. Maintain regular weekly office hours.


1. Attend job-related clinics and conferences.

2. Maintain current membership in professional organizations.

3. Take part in professional development and educational activities to stay abreast of new ideas, concepts and changes in your area.


1. Serve on department and university committees as needed.

2. Serve as a resource to the community in areas of expertise.

3. Assist with the development of outreach activities which support and enhance the athletics program, individual sport, and university.

*Assume other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

*This job description is to be used as a guide for accomplishing institutional and departmental objectives and conveys the primary functions and responsibilities of the position.

*UW-Whitewater is an AA/EEO employer, and actively seeks or encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities, and all veterans.



Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Whitewater’s main campus is located in Whitewater, with a branch campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. UW-Whitewater’s campuses are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. These include both on-campus and online programs, and span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and interdisciplinary programs.

UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the nation. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division-III level. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.



Well-qualified candidates can expect a salary commensurate with the candidate’s education, related experience, and qualifications.

UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System’s comprehensive benefit package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure.



University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources. UW-Whitewater is not an e-verify employer, therefore STEM extensions are not options for work authorization.



Applications received by January 8, 2023 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Kayla DeRosia

Athletic Program Operations Coordinator





Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Name and contact information for three professional references
  • Unofficial transcripts

This Job ID is 19153.

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