About Lamar University  

Founded in in 1923 and located in Beaumont, TX, Lamar University (LU) is home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more than 100 degree options and a community that cares, LU students are always proud to be Cardinals.

As a member of the Southland Conference, LU sponsors 17 varsity sports at the NCAA Division I level. Cardinal teams have a history of winning championships in sports including men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, women’s soccer, golf, tennis, track and field, and cross country. The baseball program has been nationally recognized for decades and has produced multiple major leaguers. LU’s football program heightens excitement on campus with conference-leading crowds and students involved in the marching band, cheerleading, dance team, and all the fun of game-day tailgating. The soccer, volleyball, and softball programs at Lamar University are perennial conference leaders whose fans cheer on the Cardinals at the top-notch facilities on campus.

Position Overview

Reporting directly to the Director of Athletics, the Head Football Coach is primarily responsible for the overall operation and success of the LU 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

  • Recruit and assess appropriate student-athletes with excellent academic backgrounds to a NCAA Division I FCS institution. 
  • Manage scholarship allocation to recruit and enroll the ideal student-athletes to the program.
  • Oversee player development. 
  • Possess knowledge of and abide by NCAA and Southland Conference rules and regulations. 
  • Conduct meetings with assistant coaches and distribute practice area assignments. 
  • Attend department meetings. 
  • Coordinate with the athletic administration the hiring of assistant coaches, expenditure and monitoring of the budget, awarding of athletic scholarship, eligibility, facility requests for games, practices, equipment purchases, major repairs, game administration and work orders, and team travel advances including transportation, lodging and meals. 
  • Coordinate fund-raising and development activities in conjunction with the athletic department efforts. 
  • Perform speaking engagements to solicit positive public relations for the program and the department in the community. 
  • Work closely with Sports Medicine for the care and prevention of athletic injuries and support the overall education program for student-athletes, including but not limited to leadership development, drug and alcohol education, social justice and sexual assault prevention. 
  • Coordinate information and game results with Athletic Communications to obtain publicity for the program.
  • Serve as a liaison with various support groups both internal and external
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • High school, college, or professional coaching experience.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Be a person of high 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.

Application Process

Lamar University invites nominations and applications or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the University. 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. 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
Grant Higgison, Principal 
Parker Executive Search
770-804-1996 ext. 118 

Lamar University is an equal opportunity institution. Discrimination in university employment, programs or activities based on race, color, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, or any other status protected by applicable law is prohibited.

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