Job Summary

The Head Football Coach provides leadership and direction for the college’s football team, including but not limited to program budgeting, student recruitment, training and development of staff and players. The Head Football Coach is responsible for the development of student-athletes both on and off the field and supports the mission of Division III athletics, and the mission of the college. This position reports to the Director of Athletics.

This is an on-site position in Jackson, MS with regular daily office hours.

Job Duties

  • Recruit and evaluate high school and college athletes within college admissions and NCAA Division III guidelines;
  • Facilitate team compliance with all NCAA Division III, Southern Athletics Association (SAA), and Millsaps College philosophies, emphasizing quality educational experience and academic success;
  • Provide on field coaching of athlete skill development and assistant coach development;
  • Supervise and develop assistant coaches;
  • Strategically plan and executive team practice schedules and sessions;
  • Manage and balance yearly program budget;
  • Oversee team travel and logistics, including vehicles, lodging, and meals;
  • Coordinate information exchanges with conference & non-conference opponents;
  • Monitor academic progress by student athletes involving grade reports, study skill development, and counseling;
  • Plan and coordinate scouting opponents;
  • Lead fund-raising programs to augment operations budget;
  • Maintain parent and alumnae communication;
  • Oversee the management and maintenance of equipment inventory;
  • Accept game-day administrator obligations each semester, if necessary;
  • 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;
  • Participate in various other areas of interest for the College and Department of Athletics;
  • Organize community service activities for team members and coaches;
  • Accept additional duties assigned by the Athletics Director.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in physical education, kinesiology or a relevant field, or an equivalent mix of education and experience; Master’s Degree preferred;
  • Minimum 5 years successful college/high school coaching experience; Division III experience preferred;
  • College and/or professional playing experience preferred;
  • CPR/AED certification or the ability to obtain within 3 months of employment required;
  • Proven ability to promote a positive team environment and cultivate good morale;
  • Highly organized, creative problem-solver who takes initiative;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools. Ability to quickly learn new technologies and adapt to varying technological environments.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work long hours, nights and weekends while in season and as needed for recruiting
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds without assistance
  • Must have a valid state-issued driver’s license
  • Must be able to traverse college campus and climb stairs
  • Occasional stooping, bending, lifting and reaching are required
  • Manual dexterity needed for demonstrating proper form and technique, participating in team practices and other repetitive tasks
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should email a copy of their resume and a letter of interest to Please write “Head Football Coach” in the subject line of the email.  No phone calls please.

About Millsaps

Millsaps College is a selective institution of higher education located on 100 beautiful acres in the heart of Jackson, the capital of Mississippi — a progressive southern metropolitan city of nearly half a million. Millsaps 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 the region. The college was founded in 1890 by members of the Methodist Church and is consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education.

Millsaps has an enrollment of approximately 750 students and employs 80 full-time faculty members. The faculty/student ratio at Millsaps is 1:9, and the average class size is 14. Millsaps has graduated 25 Fulbright Award recipients, seven Rhodes Scholars, six Goldwater Scholars and two Truman Scholars. Millsaps is a member of the NCAA Division III and Southern Athletic Association and competes in 18 intercollegiate sports.

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.

All offers of employment will be contingent on successful completion of a background check and verification of employment. 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

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