Defensive Assistant for Football/Instructor (2 positions)

Department of Athletics (Football)
Defensive Assistant for Football/Instructor

Position:  Defensive Assistant (2) for Football/Instructor (Two positions available.)

Job Description:  Responsibilities include assisting the head coach in all facets of the program, including serving as an assistant football coach for defense, the recruitment of quality student athletes, organization and planning of all practices, game preparation, film breakdown, and monitoring the academic progress of student athletes. Duties will also include teaching activity courses under the direction of the HPER Department.

Qualifications:  Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff and students. In pursuit of this commitment, a Bachelor’s degree and knowledge of NCAA regulations is required. Proven success as a coordinator, position coach or head coach, with demonstrated success across the job description is required.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package including university-supplemented health insurance and TIAA-CREF.

The University:  Henderson is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock on Interstate 30. Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures. Henderson State University has twelve athletic programs: Football, Women's Volleyball, Women’s Cross Country, Softball, Baseball, Women’s Tennis as well as Women's and Men's teams in Swimming/Diving, Golf and Basketball. Please visit, , or and for more information about Henderson and our community.

Application:  Applicants should send cover letter (indicate Defensive Assistant), complete resume and a minimum of three references. Send all materials via email to:

Scott Maxfield
Head Football Coach
No phone calls please.

The selection process will begin immediately and continue until January 31, 2017. The applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to a background screening including financial history, driver’s history and criminal background check, pursuant to university policy.