Football Full-Time Assistant Coach
Elgin - Elgin, IL
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree

The Assistant Coach is responsible for assisting in running the Judson football defense/offense, monitoring student athletes, recruiting, scheduling, managing travel and scholarships and overseeing discipline for the Judson University Football Program.

Description: This position reports to the Head Football Coach. This is a professional coaching position and all of the duties of the position must be conducted in adherence with the policies, rules, and regulations of affiliated national, regional, and state intercollegiate athletic associations, the Mid-States Athletic Conference and the University. This work may include coaching in outside areas, hot and cold weather, and exposure to elements such as rain, snow, dirt, fumes, and loud noises.

Examples of Duties: The following list provides examples of the most typical duties for positions in this job class. Individual positions may not include all of the examples listed, nor does the list include all of the work that may be assigned to positions in this job class.

  • Participate in recruitment of scholarship athletes.
  • Plan coaching and practice sessions following NAIA and MSFA guidelines.
  • Help oversee the purchase of equipment, team issued apparel, among other items, while maintaining and operating the football budget
  • Ensure adherence to all Association, Conference, and University rules by athletes and supporting staff.
  • Monitor student athletes’ academic progress.
  • Help oversee that student athletes at Judson are displaying the branding and image of Judson University. 


  • Bachelor's degree (emphasis in Sports Management, Athletic Coaching, Exercise Science, Strength and Conditioning or other related degree preferred).
  • Five years college and/or professional football coaching experience with strong college recruiting experience.
  • Certified strength and conditional background.
  • Knowledge of NAIA and MSFA rules and regulations preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Must have a familiarity with computer systems, good oral and written communication skills, strong organizational, management and supervisory skills.
  • Ability to work well with a wide range of situations (including difficult people), while maintaining the decorum of a representative of the college.
  • Must be able to anticipate and plan for cyclical activities.

Physical Characteristics:

  • Ability to work in noise, heat, cold, odors, dirt, outdoor temperatures, snow, and difficult situations.
  • Ability to exert oneself physically over sustained periods of time to complete job activities; standing, running, walking, grasp and manipulate objects of varying size and weight more than four hours per day.
  • Handling of weights and objects weighing 25 to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work some weekends, occasional holidays, and inclement weather.
  • Ability to repetitively push and pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance while kneeling; squatting; reaching above the head; reaching at the waist; reaching below the knees; and bending at the knees.
  • Ability to climb a ladder or scaffolding to enter/exit a press box, get to a filming location or similar situations.