About Presbyterian College

Founded in 1880 by Dr. William Plumer Jacobs, Presbyterian College (Presbyterian) is a liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA. The College is committed to an equitable and inclusive learning environment for all students, supports academic freedom, and encourages community involvement. Located in Clinton, South Carolina, Presbyterian is approximately 40 minutes from Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina and about one hour from Columbia, South Carolina. The region offers abundant opportunity for social and recreational activities, with easy access to Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia.

As a member of the Big South Conference and Pioneer Football League (PFL), Presbyterian sponsors 19 varsity sports at the NCAA Division I level. As a PFL member, Presbyterian is one of twelve incredibly strong institutions and athletic departments that stretch from coast to coast, making the league a truly national conference. Given the national presence of the PFL, Presbyterian aims to be the premier small college athletic program in the state of South Carolina. In continuing with the founding framework and mission of the College, Presbyterian Athletics is committed to the cultivation and sustainment of a wholesome atmosphere which extends to all who touch Presbyterian Athletics to include coaches, staff, student-athletes, fans, and supporters.

Position Overview

Reporting directly to the Director of Athletics, the Head Football Coach is primarily responsible for the overall operation and success of the Presbyterian football program, including developing a vision and providing principled leadership that promotes the health and well-being of student-athletes, competitive success, positive attitudes, successful outcomes, strong working relationships, a positive work environment, and a positive student-athlete experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize, and administer all aspects of the football program.
  • Provide principled leadership to assistant coaches through effective staff management and establishing optimal staff performance.
  • Council, advise and mentor assistant coaches and student-athletes.
  • Encourage and promote an environment within the football program which places equal and high value on: o Ensuring student-athlete safety, health, and well-being.
  • Competitive success.
  • Holistic personal development.
  • Providing a positive student-athlete experience.
  • Encourage and promote excellence in academics, progress-toward-degree, and graduation of football student-athletes.
  • Identify and successfully recruit and retain academically qualified student-athletes who are also persons of character and strong moral values.
  • Plan and direct the football program’s recruiting in a manner that is consistent with annual football student-athlete matriculation expectations and roster management needs.
  • Hire, supervise and evaluate coaches, student managers and other auxiliary personnel (if applicable).
  • Ensure communication and collaboration with other members of the department and campus.
  • Encourage and promote a culture within the football program in which positive working relationships exist with other staff and departments.
  • Ensure sound management of rules compliance and conduct of all individuals within the football program is consistent with all NCAA, conference, and institutional and departmental expectations, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrate budget and fiscal responsibility through adherence to institutional and department budget policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and operate within the program’s operational and recruiting budgets.
  • Engage in public relations activities, fund raising and positively promote the football program, the athletic department and the College with the alumni, general public, community, and media.
  • Maintain a visible and positive presence within and among the campus and local communities.
  • Engage in and promote participation in volunteer activities at least once per semester within the College and/or community service projects among members of the football program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; master’s degree preferred.
  • High school, college, or professional coaching experience.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Be a person of character and possess strong moral values.
  • A thorough knowledge of athletic administration at the collegiate level and a demonstrated record of successful athletic administrative experience or equivalent management experience.
  • Commitment to excellence in academics and athletics.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills with both internal and external constituencies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of NCAA rules and operations, with the ability to work with admissions and coaches in the appropriate recruitment of student-athletes.

Qualifications

Presbyterian College invites nominations and applications or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the College. Applications must include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and list of references. For full consideration, application materials should be submitted to Parker Executive Search’s website by December 14, 2021. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.

For additional information, please contact:

Daniel Parker, Vice President and Managing Director:
danielparker@parkersearch.com | 770-804-1996 ext. 116

Grant Higgison, Principal:
ghiggison@parkersearch.com | 770-804-1996 ext. 118

DeLaina Jordan, Senior Associate:
djordan@parkersearch.com | 770-804-1996 ext. 199

Presbyterian College is an equal educational opportunity institution. The College’s admission standards and practices are free from discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, disability, ethnicity or national origin.