Job: Assistant Football Coach York University

York University is looking for dynamic Full-time Defensive Assistant Football Coach to join the York Lions Football program.


Assistant Football Coach (Contract) – York University

Post date: Jan. 20, 2017

Application Deadline: Feb. 6, 2017

Start Date: Mar. 1, 2017


Varsity Athletics has a strong tradition of excellence since it’s inception in 1965 winning 170 provincial banners and 32 national titles. Football at York plays a critical role in the image of the University and establishing a sense of pride and community. Varsity Athletics is dedicated to creating the foundation of a national championship football program, and is looking for an incumbent with a holistic student-athlete vision who will work with the Head Coach and various stakeholders to establish and maintain a championship culture.

The successful candidate will work under the guidance of Head Coach Warren Craney, a defensive specialist with a resume full of international coaching experience. In addition to being at the helm of the Lions since 2010, was also the head coach of the Canadian Junior National Team for the IFAF Junior World Championships.  The position will assist in the operation of the York Lions Football program, including a positional coaching role, athlete recruitment in high schools, academic support and other team administrative duties.

The ideal candidate will possess a strong technical and tactical knowledge with experience coaching at a highly competitive level. The incumbent will demonstrate proficiency in creating a culture that embraces and supports student-athletes, coaches and teams in the pursuit of excellence and will contribute to the formulation of programs and services that support the overall program and create an excellent student experience. The candidate will also perform various administrative duties within the football program, under the direction of the Head Coach.

Varsity Athletics embraces a culture that ensures the academic success of all student-athletes. The incumbent must meet the high standards of ethical behaviour set out by the University, and must be committed to the ethical principles of eligibility & recruiting beyond the U Sport guidelines.


University degree in kinesiology/physical education or related area preferred. NCCP Certification Level II or equivalent preferred.


Minimum three years coaching football, preferably at the university level. Administrative experience an asset.


Full technical knowledge of, and a demonstrated ability to analyze, all aspects of football. Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills; instructional, coaching and motivating skills; influencing and team building skills. Demonstrated skills/abilities in planning and organizing, taking initiative, and exercising good judgment. Ability to maintain tact and composure in a highly competitive environment. Numeric and record keeping skills; good written communication skills; and established recruiting networks

Position Available:  Assistant Football Coach

Salary: Compensable with experience

Duration: 12 Months Contract (potential for renewal)

Hours: Flexible work week during sport season/academic year to incorporate training, practices, competition and travel, admin/service obligations and student consultation.

Application Deadline: Monday, February 6, 2017

Interested applicants should submit a covering letter and resume with references no later than Monday, February 6, 2017.  Please direct all correspondence:

ATTENTION: Wayne Gordon, Human Resources Advisor


Applications sent via e-mail preferred – no phone calls please.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. York University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

Type of Position: Full Time
Employment Type: Employee
Salary Range: TBD


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