Assistant Football Coach


Illinois Wesleyan University, a NCAA Division III institution and member of the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin, invites applications for a full-time, 10-month position of Assistant Football Coach (Defensive Secondary or Linebackers). Additional duties as assigned by the Head Football Coach and Athletic Director may also include serving as the Assistant Football Recruiting Coordinator, Strength and Conditioning and/or Student-Athlete Mentor/Advisor. A Bachelor’s degree is required, Master's degree is preferred and 2-4 years experience coaching at the collegiate level. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: analyze performance and instruct student-athletes in defensive game strategies and techniques to prepare them for athletic competition; observe players individually or in groups and demonstrate defensive secondary techniques; assist in all aspects of the football recruiting process; advising for academically at-risk student-athletes. The successful candidate will have excellent skills in using technology to enhance football program operations and recruiting as well as a commitment to understanding and adhering to NCAA/CCIW Rules.


Illinois Wesleyan University and the Athletics Department are strongly committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. Applicants should provide a clear statement describing their understanding of inclusion and how their experiences have prepared them to contribute to the IWU commitment of building a diverse and inclusive environment.


Please email cover letter, resume, and reference list to: Mindy McCluskey, Office Manager,

Review of complete applicant materials will begin immediately and the position is open until filled.


The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation.  Per the Governor's August 26, 2021 Executive Order regarding COVID-19 vaccination, personnel in the higher education setting will need to either provide proof of vaccination, or apply for a medical/disability or religious exemption. All those not fully vaccinated will be required to participate in weekly COVID testing on our campus.

Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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