Defensive Coordinator – Football

Allegheny College, a selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Defensive Coordinator. This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Head Football Coach. The ideal candidate is seeking advanced experience in the college coaching profession. A Bachelor’s degree is required; however a master’s degree is preferred. The Defensive Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Head Coach in the administration of all aspects of the football program. These include but are not limited to: the coaching and teaching of students, recruiting, game, practice preparation, and execution on the defensive side of the football, fund-raising, budget management, compliance with NCAA and conference rules/regulations, participation as a member of the College community and with all collaborative departmental functions as needed.  The ideal candidate will have prior experience coaching on the defensive side of the football, particularly as a coordinator, and experience at the Division III level.  Additional experience recruiting within a diverse and national recruiting pool is also preferred.

Allegheny College, founded in 1815, is one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 44 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country’s top 100 national liberal arts colleges — and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate teaching.

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares students for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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posted 03/03/2023