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Northern Arizona University

Football Head Coach

General Statement:

Northern Arizona University (NAU), an NCAA Division I and Big Sky Conference institution, is seeking applications for a Head Football Coach.

Responsibilities Include

  • The head football coach will be responsible for supervising, planning and coordinating all aspects of a Division 1 football program. Will work with athletic academic services to promote and monitor academic progress of all student-athletes, ensuring optimum academic success and continuing eligibility, culminating in graduation.
  • Be responsible for developing a championship team with cohesiveness consistent with the excellent tradition and history associated with Northern Arizona University and the Big Sky Conference. Develop and improve student-athletes competitively and holistically, overseeing all aspects of their development, both on and off the field. Teach the mental and physical preparation, mechanics and techniques of football.
  • Assess and recruit high quality student-athletes while managing scholarship allocations within the framework of university policies and NCAA and Big Sky Conference rules and regulations.
  • Expected to conduct and manage the team consistent with principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in accordance with University policies, and NCAA and Big Sky Conference rules and regulations.
  • Responsible for hiring and supervising the conduct, performance, and activities of all assistant coaches and staff members.
  • Responsible for proper management of the fiscal and budgetary functions associated with the football program.
  • Expected to participate in fundraising and development activities, and be an active and engaged member of the Flagstaff community. Promote the University, the Athletic Department, and the team in coordination with the athletics marketing and communication staff and through other community and public relations activities.
  • Responsible for performing other duties and special projects as assigned by the Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics.

Minimum Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills: 

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of coaching experience

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills:

  • Master’s degree and 7 years of total coaching experience
  • NCAA coaching experience within a Division 1 scholarship program
  • Experience with NCAA compliance including recruiting and academic rules, including APR, initial and continuing eligibility.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information:

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed.  Review of applications will begin immediately.


This search is being managed by College Sports Solutions. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and references. 

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