College Bowl season is over and teams are returning to their locker rooms and off-season training practices. The coaching staff is returning to their desks, reviewing the season and planning next year’s attack. As a result of this planning, holes will be found and jobs will become available. In short, this is a great time to be hunting for college sports jobs, especially in college football. Over the past few weeks, dozens of schools have decided they need a change in head coaching. With new head coaches often come new coaching staff. If you’re looking to break into the field of college football, experts suggest trying to land a job as a GA (Graduate Assistant). If you’ve already been in the game for a couple years and are ready to make the next move, look for opportunities with the defensive or offensive coordinator. Coordinator positions often become available when head coaches change through the current occupant’s promotion, resignation, or movement to another program. As with any chain of command, people who work for the coordinator will move up or out, creating openings on every level. Schools usually start shopping around after they’ve found a new head coach, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t start contacting places you think there might be some openings. Do some research into which schools will be hiring new coaches. Usually, you can get a sense of who they’re leaning towards, which will give you the opportunity to research those coaches’ styles. If you think you’d be a good fit, reach out to the schools. By getting your name on their radars early, you’ll have the chance to follow up once they’ve hired a head coach and see what positions are available. Keep in mind with this much turnover, it’s busy in the HR departments. Be patient but be persistent. See what your options are and follow up on the ones that really interest you. For job opportunities and school contacts, visit our website or contact us.

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