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Assistant Football Coach - Defensive Line

Assistant Football Coach - Defensive Line, responsible for assisting the head coach with the intercollegiate football program, including but not limited to: coaching, recruiting qualified student athletes, fundraising, camps, developing schedules, budget management, building community support for the program, monitoring academic progress of student athletes, and knowledge of applicable NCAA rules.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in coaching the football team
  • Assist in overseeing all aspects of the program, including practices, competition and scheduling.
  • Assist in the recruiting plan of the program, evaluate and recruit qualified student athletes
  • Monitor class schedules, grades and academic progress of program student athletes
  • Model good sportsmanship and enforce sportsmanlike behavior among student athletes
  • Commits to and is responsible for adhering to all rules and regulations set forth for the team, the College, the MIAA, and the NCAA with the utmost integrity.
  • Work cooperatively with personnel in athletic department, attend department meetings and activities, and always represents the College positively when interacting with the community, alumni, high school and club coaches, media and general public.
  • Support the philosophy and mission of the College and the athletic department.
  • Develop student-athletes to be contributing members to the campus community and the community at large
  • Other duties as assigned by head football coach or athletic director

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree

  • Collegiate level playing and/or extensive coaching experience (5 + years); defensive line coaching experience
  • Knowledge of NCAA Division Ill and MIAA compliance and conference rules, and an understanding of the NCAA Division Ill student athlete philosophy Ability to work evenings and weekends, along with travel
  • A valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Ability to fulfill essential function of the position

Interested candidates must submit an Alma College application and a cover letter, current resume, and the names of three professional references, via email to The Alma College employment application can be found at

Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s undergraduates thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.

Story published on May 11, 2022