University of Northern Colorado Athletics

University of Northern Colorado is seeking a Head Football Coach

The intercollegiate athletics program is an integral part of the university striving to achieve the same standards of excellence in athletics that exist within academic programs. The program is concerned with the physical and mental welfare of the student and strives to ensure that every athlete has the opportunity to succeed academically and obtain a degree. Sport programs are a vital function of the University at large.

This position is responsible for the successful planning, direction and administration of all aspects of the University’s NCAA Division I FCS Football Program.


  • Develop, organize, direct, advance, and administer a successful Division I FCS football program.
  • Plan, organize and conduct practice and training sessions (pre-season, season, off-season, spring, summer)
  • Oversee development and implementation of competitive strategies, including scouting
  • Development of student-athletes
  • Lead and motivate student-athletes and coaching staff to maximize their potential.
  • Recruit quality student-athletes.
  • Facilitation of the academic performance and success of student-athletes which includes retention and culminates with graduation.
  • Recognize students who achieve academic excellence.
  • Administrative duties, which may include but is not limited to ordering/selection of equipment and supplies, arranging practice and competitive facilities, team travel, assisting Director of Athletics with scheduling, and budget planning, management, and adherence.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, understanding, adherence, and commitment to all NCAA, Conference, State and Institutional rules and regulations.
  • Establish a team culture that ensures appropriate and acceptable student-athlete and staff behavior on and off the field.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to lead a competitive Division I FCS football program. Remain current on all trends, methods, and innovations related to football and coaching.
  • Participate in program and departmental fundraising, public relations, and promotional efforts. Coordinate an outreach program that encourages student-athlete and sport program visibility in the University and local community. Conduct camps and clinics.
  • Supervise, prepare, and lead assigned coaching and operational staff.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred


  • At least five (5) years of combined football coaching experience at the college or professional level is preferred.
  • Head Coaching experience


  • Required (may obtain and maintain immediately following hire): CPR/First Aid, NCAA Rules and Regulations certification


  • Communication skills
  • Knowledge and adherence to NCAA, Conference, State, Institutional, and Department rules and regulations
  • Motivation skills
  • Commitment to working with multi-cultural populations and have an awareness of issues affecting women and minorities.
  • Organizational and Management Skills
  • Supervision (e.g., Student-Athletes, Assistant Coaches, Students, Summer Camp Staff)
  • Public SpeakingIFundraising
  • Counseling/Advising Skills

Salary Range: $185,000 – 203,000

Additional information for this position available by clicking “Apply Now” below.



Candidates should include a cover letter describing relevant experiences and interest in this position and curriculum vitae/resume. Please include names, titles, and contact information for five (5) professional references.

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Please send questions or nominations regarding this search to: NColoradoSearch@CarrSportsConsulting.com

As you consider joining our community, it is important to know that UNC is dedicated to strengthening and advancing our collective work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We develop and learn more together with a diverse team. To achieve this, diversity for us represents differing perspectives, thoughts, and experiences. We value the individuality of the human distinctions of our staff because these distinctions benefit students, our community, and each other. We expect members of our community to stretch their learning edges about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, or physical ability. This is a significant way to honor the intersectionality of our university community. We appreciate the diverse contributions every individual makes to the UNC community. When you join the UNC community, you can expect to be part of a growing inclusive, innovative, and equity-minded community that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and community partners.