Assistant Football Coach & Instructor in Exercise Science, Athletics

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January 7, 2019

Assistant Football Coach & Instructor in Exercise Science

This is a full-time position responsible for assisting the head coach with all phases of the football program in a manner compatible with department and University philosophies.


Assist the head coach in the following primary responsibilities:

  • recruitment of prospective student-athletes;
  • assigned offensive line position coaching, mentoring, and retaining student-athletes;
  • in-season practice and game planning; out of season conditioning;
  • compliance with NCAA Division II, GLVC, and University rules and regulations;
  • coordinating and implementing offensive system and strategies.

Additional secondary responsibilities may include:

  • grant-in-aid recommendations;
  • academic integrity;
  • alumni, community, and media relations; fund-raising;
  • and any other duties as assigned.

Additional duties will also include teaching assignment within Exercise Science department.


Required qualifications include: A bachelor’s degree; demonstrated effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; and collegiate or high school playing or coaching experience.  Also must be able to travel for competition and recruiting with most travel occurring evenings and weekends.

Preferred qualifications include: master’s degree; collegiate playing and/or coaching experience; and knowledge of and commitment to NCAA rules.

To apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for at least three references, and academic transcripts to or mailed to:

Gregg Nesbitt
Athletics Department
212 Pershing Building
Truman State University
100 E. Normal
Kirksville, MO  63501

Truman State University is a highly selective public liberal arts and sciences university and is a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC).  Review of applications will begin February 22, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

Truman is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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