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Defensive Coordinator

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Work type: Administrative (Full Time)
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Athletics

Job Title: Defensive Coordinator

Reporting Relationship: Head Football Coach

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Intercollegiate Athletics-IWU Marion

Campus Location: Recreation & Wellness Center

Summary of Position:    Candidate must be highly organized, motivated and proficient at handling a variety of tasks inside the football program. This will include handling all aspects of the defensive portion of program and duties related to defensive development. This position also serves as the as the Recruiting Coordinator for the program.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for development of every defensive/offensive player on roster
  • Responsible for development of defensive/offensive coaching staff
  • Responsible to design, implement and manage executing of defensive/offensive system
  • Opponent Scouting
  • Opponent Film breakdown
  • Monitoring academic progress of student-athletes
  • Any other duties assigned by the Head Football Coach and Athletic Director
  • Oversight of defensive/offensive staff comprised of two full-time and two stipend coaches
  • Planning and implementation of weekly defensive/offensive game plan
  • Responsible for retention and development of all defensive/offensive players physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally
  • Assist head coach with regards to vision and direction of program 

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Bachelor’s degree required


  • Two to five (2-5) Years of High School or Collegiate Coaching Experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures

Required Skills

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of computer applications for recruiting and video exchange and breakdown
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to work weekends & evenings and also to travel

Diversity Statement

IWU commits to create a community that reflects kingdom diversity. We will foster an intentional environment that exhibits honor, respect, and dignity. Acknowledging visible or invisible differences, our community authentically values each member’s earthly and eternal worth. We refute ignorance and isolation and embrace deliberate and courageous engagement.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.


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