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[C14-073] - Athletics: Assistant Football Coach (Full-Time)

Position Information



Contact Person:
Steve Villanti
Phone: (860) 832-3078

Job Description

Central Connecticut State University’s Athletics Department invites applications for a full-time Assistant Football Coach. The successful candidates will be responsible to assist in the organization and administration of all aspects of the football program.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Recruitment and development of student-athletes, ensuring academic progress and graduation;
  • Assisting in scheduling and travel arrangements;
  • Ensuring compliance with all NCAA, NEC and University rules and regulations; and,
  • Participation in fund raising events.

The Assistant Coach will be expected to work cooperatively and effectively with the staff and personnel of the department and University. This position requires an excellent work ethic along with exceptional motivational and communication skills. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.

CCSU is an NCAA Division I institution competing in the Football Championship Subdivision as a full member of the Northeast Conference and is eligible for the NEC’s automatic qualification to the NCAA FCS playoffs. CCSU currently supports 360 student-athletes across 18 intercollegiate programs and has a rich athletics tradition and history of success. Blue Devil Athletics embraces core values of Hard Work, Commitment, Dedication, Determination, Passion, Pride, and Family!

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years college football coaching experience at Division 1 or 2 level
  • Proven track record of NCAA compliance and academic integrity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience as a defensive line coach
  • Northeast recruiting experience
  • Two years of recent college football coaching experience at the Division 1 level

The University: CCSU is one of four state universities with the Board of Regents for Higher Education Connecticut State Colleges & Universities. Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose. CCSU’s motto is more than a slogan; it articulates the University’s commitment to students: “Start with a dream. Finish with a future.” The Princeton Review selected CCSU as one of "The Best Northeastern Colleges." CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates. CCSU is richly diverse: more than 20 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage. Visit our web site at

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital in Hartford. New Britain is home to the nationally recognized New Britain Museum of American Arts and offers a range of culture opportunities, including the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, the New Britain Rock Cats (Double A professional baseball), two theatres, and an extensive park system. The University is approximately two hours (by car) from both Boston and New York City.

Application & Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by March 7, 2014. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button and electronically submit the following in one single file:

  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  • Current resume
  • Names of three current professional references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers

No hard or emailed copies will be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (e.g., Social Security Number) from any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Steve Villanti, Associate Director of Athletics, at (860) 832-3078 or