Job Position: Full-time assistant coach – York Lions

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

Sport York has a strong tradition of excellence since it’s inception in 1965, winning 176 provincial banners and 37 national titles. Football at York plays a critical role in the image of the University and establishing a sense of pride and community. Sport York is dedicated to creating the foundation of a national championship football program and is looking for incumbents 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 2011, he was also on the Team Canada coaching staff for seven years, including leading the junior national team to a gold medal at the 2016 IFAF U19 world championships in Harbin, China.

The full-time Assistant Football Coach will assist in the operation of the York Lions Football program. This position is open to a Special Teams Coordinator, Associate Offensive Coordinator or Associate Defensive Coordinator, with a specific emphasis on athlete recruitment. We are looking for the coach who has the best combination of on-field football knowledge and the ability to build relationships with current and future players. The coach will also lead a positional group and assist in academic support and other team administrative duties. Salary apposite to level of experience.

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.

Sport York 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 CIS 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: 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: Posted until filled
Interested applicants should submit a covering letter and resume with references to:

Warren Craney, Head Football Coach Email:
York University – Athletics & Recreation 302 Tait McKenzie

4700 Keele Street Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3

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.

Source: York Lions

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