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Football Assistant Coach – Defense Position Coach

Apply now Posting Number: 492292
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:

Football Assistant Coach – Defense Position Coach



Job Summary:

Defense Position Coach will participate in the preparation, coordination, practice & game plan preparation, and execution of practice plans. The position is responsible for the identification, research of, and communication with prospective student athletes. The assistant coach will also assist in the academic, personal, and career mentoring of student-athletes.

Minimum Qualifications:

1 – 3 years’ experience at the NCAA Div. I, II or NFL football program.  Bachelors’ degree required, master’s degree preferred. Experience required in recruiting qualified athletes.

Essential Functions:

Assist the Head Coach in developing the defensive game strategy and designing effective and efficient training and practices for both the team and individual student athletes by:

  • Formulating effective game plans for competition
  • Conducting individual and small group training sessions
  • Conducting comprehensive film review from practices and games
  • Preparing daily team practice plans

Recruit student athletes to Marist College by: 

  • Researching, evaluating and recruiting high school prospective prospects.
  • Preparing and coordinating the recruiting calendar in accordance with the NCAA, Pioneer League (Football only), and institutional regulations.
  • Evaluating prospective student athletes by traveling to high school games, and other relevant recruiting opportunities during permissible recruiting periods.
  • Conducting appropriate communication with coaches, prospective student athletes, and parents.
  • Coordinating and executing official and unofficial visits to campus for prospective student athletes and their families.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree and previous experience in college athletics, strongly preferred

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume, and 3 Professional References

About the Department:

A conference leader in athletic and academic success, the Marist College Department of Athletics sponsors 23 Division I sports that compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and the Pioneer Football League (PFL - Football Championship Subdivision). In its history, Marist is the MAAC all-time leader in conference championships and overall Commissioner's Cups, an award that celebrates overall excellence and athletic achievement. The Red Foxes have led the conference in MAAC Academic Honor Roll for 17 straight seasons.
 The athletics department is engaged in an athletic/academic partnership to produce varsity athletics competitions on ESPN platforms using students to facilitate these broadcasts. This partnership has yielded expanded coverage for numerous teams, and provided students the tools needed to position themselves for a career in media production upon graduation.

About Marist College:

Located on the river in the historic Hudson River Valley and at its Florence, Italy branch campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures & The Best 380 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (9th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates approximately 4,900 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.

Type of Position:

Full Time



Months per Year:

12 Months

Work Schedule:

Regularly scheduled hours may vary.

Evening, holiday and weekend hours as required.

Hours per Week:



Marist College Main Campus, Poughkeepsie, NY

Number of Positions Openings:


Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.


Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.


Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.





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