Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the Head Cross Country/Track & Field Coach supports the Director of Athletics and also the Department of Athletics at Millsaps College. This position shares responsibility for the success of the Athletics programs at Millsaps College.

Job Duties

  • Recruit and evaluate high school and college athletes within college admissions and NCAA Division III guidelines
  • Comprehend the NCAA Division III philosophy emphasizing academics and athletics
  • Coordinate information exchanges with conference & non-conference opponents
  • Provide on field coaching of athlete skill development
  • Coordinate the planning of practice sessions
  • Monitor academic progress by student athletes involving grade reports, study skill development and counseling
  • Coordinate team travel and logistics, including vehicles, lodging, and meals
  • Coordinate scouting opponents
  • Coordinate fund-raising programs to augment operations budget
  • Maintain parent and alumnae communication
  • Manage and maintain equipment inventory
  • Oversee actions and development of assistant coaches
  • Accept additional duties assigned by the Athletics Director

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Comply with all NCAA Division III, Southern Athletics Association (SAA), and Millsaps College guidelines
  • Partner with the Department of Athletics and Division of Student Life to find new and exciting ways to energize the scholastics-sports environment at Millsaps College
  • Accept game-day administrator obligations each semester, if necessary
  • Organize community service activities for team members and coaches
  • Participate in various other areas of interest for the College, Student Life, and Athletics


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required; master’s is preferred
  • College varsity coaching experience or related experience preferred
  • College or professional playing experience preferred
  • Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful completion of background screening

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and references in email format to:

Aaron Pelch, Director of Athletics

The review of applicants will begin immediately.

EEO Statement

Millsaps College values diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. Millsaps College does not discriminate in employment on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws.

A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check and establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Millsaps College provides a competitive benefits package.

It is the policy of Millsaps College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities for employment. If you require any accommodations to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact

Compliance with Title IX

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Millsaps College does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of sex. Policies and procedures for addressing complaints of discrimination and harassment can be found at Reports can be made to the Title IX Team by filing a sexual misconduct or Title IX complaint at this link: Inquiries related to the application of Title IX at Millsaps should be referred to the college’s Title IX team (contact information is found here: and external inquires can be made to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-1100 (800) 421-3481,

About Millsaps College

Millsaps is an accredited, privately supported, national liberal arts college founded by members of the Methodist Church in 1890. Consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education, Millsaps has been praised by Colleges That Change LivesThe Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, the John Templeton Foundation, The Fiske Guide to Colleges and Insight Magazine.

Millsaps College’s Vision

Building on its motto, Ad Excellentiam, its strong heritage of social justice, freedom of thought and reflection on life’s most important questions, and its central location in the capital city of Mississippi, Millsaps engages students in a transformative learning and leadership experience that results in personal and intellectual growth, commitment to good citizenship in our global society and a desire to succeed and make a difference in every community they touch.

Millsaps College’s Mission

Millsaps College is dedicated to academic excellence, open inquiry and free expression, the exploration of faith to inform vocation and the innovative shaping of the social, economic and cultural progress of our region.