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Head Football Coach

Thiel College welcomes highly motivated applicants for the position of Head Football Coach who is relentlessly positive with very high standards, who is comfortable being both strategic and hands-on.

The successful candidate will have the skills necessary to lead a program, build institutional support, and develop student athletes. Thiel College’s next Head Football Coach will be a dynamic leader who directs all aspects of the football program with integrity.  The Head Football Coach serves as an active and visible campus presence, serving on committees, meeting recruits, and engaging with student-athletes through highly impactful practices on the field and activities off the field that promote leadership and retention.

This position will have the opportunity to work with and develop a committed group of student-athletes promoting student success both on the field and in the classroom.  Thiel’s Head Football Coach will be charged with leading the efforts to build and strengthen a cohesive football program while working with the Director of Athletics, Vice President for Enrollment and the Admissions staff to strengthen a well-structured recruitment program to identify and recruit high-quality prospective student-athletes to support the competitive growth of the football program.  In addition, they will work collaboratively with Sports Information and the College’s Office of Communication and Marketing to enhance the football program’s brand through effective marketing, and deepen the support of alumni and program sponsors.

The candidate must have a solid commitment to academics and athletic success, demonstrating the ability to identify, recruit, and retain student-athletes as well as an understanding of the College’s Mission, -Thiel College prepares students for careers and lives of meaning and purpose and empowers individuals to reach their full potential in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment. Promoting excellence, innovation, and ethical leadership, the College provides distinctive learning opportunities for students.  

Reporting to the Director of Athletics, this full-time, 12-month position will be responsible for directing all aspects of Thiel’s NCAA Division III program and will be expected to abide by and uphold the regulations of the NCAA Division III and the Presidents’ Athletic Conference. 

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. Head coaching or coordinator experience in a successful NCAA program is desired.

Thiel College is committed to attracting culturally and professionally diverse faculty and staff who engage our students by providing a rich and fulfilling curricular and co-curricular experience.  Diverse, bilingual, and multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Thiel College invites applications and expressions of interest for the position of Head Football Coach.   Submit letter of interest, resume, copies of transcripts, and contact information for three (3) professional references by clicking here (preferred method) or send correspondence directly to:  Jennifer Clark, Director of Human Resources, Thiel College, 75 College Avenue, Greenville, PA 16125.

Application materials will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until the position is filled. 

Institutional Background

Thiel College is a creative and energetic place that is positioned to thrive academically and financially. It is rooted in academic excellence, innovation, tradition and inclusion. Its commitment to student success means that it takes the education and career success of its students seriously and offers a supportive, challenging and rewarding learning environment which allows students to discover the path they are meant to take. It is an institution committed to providing quality undergraduate and graduate education. It is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Thiel offers a vibrant student life. It has more than 50 clubs and activities and offers Greek life for those who want that experience with four fraternities and sororities. The College offers intramural athletics as well as participating in the 24 NCAA Division III sports. Among the men’s sports are football, soccer, tennis and lacrosse and among women’s sports there are softball, volleyball, soccer and tennis. The College is a member of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference. All students, except those who live nearby, reside on campus in a variety of residential living facilities. The Office of Student Life hosts a variety of events throughout the year.

Dating back to 1866, Thiel is a college on the move. It has recently completed a $65 million campaign; is currently experiencing record breaking fundraising,  has growing enrollment, new academic programs and dynamic leadership. As a leader of the Athletic Staff, Thiel’s head football coach is an institutional leader and collaborates with members of the President’s Cabinet to accomplish strategic priorities. Reporting to the Athletic Director, and working collaboratively with the Vice President for Enrollment the HFC leads the recruitment, retention and student development aspects of the football program.

Thiel offers a multidisciplinary grounding in the liberal arts with a comprehensive, integrated knowledge base. The College has a strong commitment to access and inclusion; students of color make up a quarter of the incoming class and approximately 45 percent of the class is Pell eligible. Thiel is a supportive environment for firstgeneration students. Its distinctive honors program, generously funded by The Dietrich Foundation, offers enriched learning opportunities to nearly 20 percent of the incoming class. The post-graduate outcomes at Thiel are impressive with more than 96% of graduates employed or in graduate school within a year of earning their undergraduate degrees with many students winning admission into highly selective graduate programs, including the University of Chicago, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pittsburgh.