About Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Texas A&M University-Kingsville (“TAMUK”) grew out of the teacher college or "normal school" movement that swept Texas and the nation in the early 1900s. Chartered in 1917 but not opened until 1925 because of America's entry into World War I, the University is the oldest continuously operating public institution of higher learning in South Texas. The University became a member of the Texas A&M University System in 1989 and in 1993 changed its name to Texas A&M University-Kingsville to reflect that membership.

Texas A&M-Kingsville is South Texas' greatest university, offering more academic programs and degrees, providing better learning and living facilities, doing more research, awarding more scholarships and producing more successful graduates than any other college or university in the region.

Texas A&M-Kingsville seeks to provide quality undergraduate and graduate programs for students of all ages through a judicious blend of liberal and career education programs. The emphasis is on providing an intellectually challenging education reflecting high standards of academic performance. Texas A&M-Kingsville is dedicated to serving an ethnically and culturally diverse population. The University is committed to its mission of teaching, research, and service in South Texas for the advancement of knowledge and regional development.

The Position

The University seeks an innovative and dynamic leader of its football program, who will work with students, faculty, staff, and alumni across the University to instill excellence in its football program and achieve unprecedented levels of success. The head coach is expected to recruit and retain a diverse group of exceptional coaches and student-athletes, while promoting academic and athletic excellence for the program. The Head Football Coach will direct all phases of the day-to-day operations of the Texas A&M University-Kingsville football program and will work with the Executive Director for Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation and other administrators to support the overall goals and objectives of the University.

Requirements for the Position

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and a minimum of five years of coaching experience is required. Prior head coaching or collegiate coaching experience is preferred.
  • Provide leadership in the planning and operation of the program.
  • A proven track record of accomplishment of planning, on the field coaching and student-athlete development.
  • Successfully develop and implement a comprehensive recruiting plan while graduating high performing student-athletes.
  • Engage in retention initiatives for student-athletes through collaboration with numerous University offices.
  • Ability to prepare, organize, design and successfully implement effective practice plans, off-season programs, scouting reports, and recruiting systems.
  • Effective and timely budget management, equipment oversight, and travel planning.
  • Ability to manage a large staff and work cooperatively across the campus community.
  • Adherence to NCAA II, Lone Star Conference, and TAMUK rules and regulations.
  • Ability to motivate and effectively communicate with student-athletes.
  • A commitment to community engagement, fund raising and effective public relations.
  • Enforce discipline and good sportsmanship behavior of coaches, graduate assistants, and student-athletes.
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate assistant coaches in cooperation with the Director of Athletics.
  • Assess and review the program and recommend changes and improvements to the Director of Athletics.

Application Process

Texas A&M University-Kingsville invites applications, letters of nomination, or expressions of interest for the position of Head Football Coach to be submitted to the search firm assisting the University. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. For full consideration, application materials should be submitted at Parker Executive Search’s website by December 2, 2019. For additional information, please contact:

Daniel Parker, Vice President and Managing Director
Grant Higgison, Principal
Parker Executive Search
770-804-1996, x.118

The Texas A&M University System is dedicated to the provision of discrimination-free workplaces and learning environments within its components. It has adopted a proactive approach to prevent discrimination and sexual harassment through training and other programs. It is also committed to make its workplaces, campuses, and services accessible to all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

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