Walsh University, a private Catholic university in North Canton, Ohio is seeking qualified individuals for a full time Head Sprint football coach. The Head Sprint football coach will be responsible for the recruitment of the inaugural class for the 2023 season and launching all aspects of this program in collaboration with the VP of Athletics and Athletic Director. Walsh University is a member of NCAA Division II and will compete in the Midwest Sprint Football League (MSFL).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
Planning, organizing and managing all phases of the Sprint football program including recruitment and retention of quality student-athletes.
Foster and support the overall growth and maturation of the student-athlete.
Supports the development of the Sprint Football program to improve skills specific to competition.
Manage the sprint football operating budget.
Responsible for design and execution of practice and game plans, construction of season schedules and supervision of travel to away games.
Determining individual player abilities, strengths, and weaknesses, and factoring these into the gameplay and strategy sessions.
Establish and enforce rules of conduct as well as mentor student-athletes to foster spiritual, athletic, academic, emotional, and social growth; determine and implement disciplinary sanctions if student-athletes fail to comply with the team, athletic department, and/or University rules and regulations.
Work in liaison with faculty, administrators, and staff to coordinate academic and athletic efforts and to share resources and ideas.
Monitors academic progress to ensure eligibility with Walsh University requirements.
Remain compliant with all rules, regulations, and policies set forth by Walsh University and the MSFL.
Maintain and create fundraising opportunities for the growth of the program.
Establish community service initiatives and present a positive image of the University through participation in the community.
Contributes to the overall success of the Athletics Department by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Failure to comply by NCAA Division II rules will be grounds for discipline and/or termination.
Hire, train and manage assistant coaches, student workers, graduate assistants, volunteers or other staff reporting to this role.
Provide periodic performance feedback to direct reports and coach direct report development.
Work collaboratively with the Athletic Trainers and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach.
Collaborate with Facilities/Grounds Crew to ensure assigned sport facility is maintained properly for optimal playability, cleanliness, and safety.
Maintain the confidentiality of information, data and records. Properly use tact, diplomacy, discretion and judgment
Other duties as assigned or required.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) of this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
Required Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
Must understand and support the Mission, Vision and Code of Ethical Conduct of Walsh University, as a Catholic higher education university as expressed in Ex Corde Ecclesiae, and possess the following:
Education: Bachelors Degree required.
Work Experience: 5 years of football coaching and recruitment experience.
Skills and abilities:
Professional demeanor and ability to interact with charity towards students, staff, faculty and parents. Positive attitude a must.
Passion for football and in-depth knowledge of the game.
Strong management, organizational, motivational, and strategizing skills.
Excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills.
Solid ability to collaborate across all University departments to support the mission of the University.
Proven successful recruiting of quality student athletes.
A demonstrated commitment to Walsh Universitys core values.
Ability to handle multiple projects/assignments concurrently and be very results-oriented.
Highly motivated and works well both independently and in a team environment.
Solid Microsoft Office skills and comfortable with technology enhancements.
Walsh University successfully combines the personal attention of a small college with the academic resources of a flourishing university. Founded by the Brothers of Christian Instruction in 1960, Walsh University has grown from a campus of 2 buildings on 50 acres to a campus of 24 buildings and 136 acres with three satellite campuses throughout Northeast, Ohio; an MAED program in Uganda, Africa; and a campus just outside of Rome, Italy in the Pope’s summer home of Castel Gandolfo. In recent years, Walsh has experienced phenomenal growth, featuring new state-of-the-art classrooms, labs and residence halls. Walsh students can choose from 53 undergraduate major programs; 7 graduate programs, including one of Ohio’s only Doctorates in Physical Therapy, a new Master of Science in Nursing (2011), and a new Doctorate of Nursing Practice (2011). With 3,000 students from 15 states and 17 countries, Walsh’s enrollment has grown 75% since 2002. Walsh is one of only 111 universities nationally named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Walsh was also one of only 10 universities in Ohio to be listed in the College of Distinction annual college guide and was re...cently included in the prestigious Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College. In addition, for the second year in a row, Walsh is listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll which celebrates exemplary commitment to service and volunteering from institutions of higher education.