Human Resources

Athletics Positions

The following positions are open and are currently advertised in a variety of advertising sources.

  • Interested candidates should apply for the position of interest by following the instructions noted in the posting.
  • Please submit only the application materials requested in the posting.

If you should have questions about the position, the requirements or the hiring process, please call 417.625.9527.


Head Football Coach

Missouri Southern State University, a NCAA Division II member institution and member of the Mid-America Athletic Conference (MIAA), is seeking applications for Head Football Coach.

MSSU serves nearly 6,000 students in almost 200 academic programs. The institution currently supports over 350 student-athletes across 13 intercollegiate sports and has a rich athletic tradition and history of success. MSSU is currently undergoing major construction and renovations worth an excess of $30 million for projects such as: new residence halls, FEMA shelter, baseball stadium, end zone facility, turf, etc. The institution is located in Joplin, Missouri, in the southwest corner of the state. Considered to be the “Crossroads of America”, Joplin is a friendly city of more than 50,000 with a trade area of close to 500,000 people.

The Head Football Coach will be responsible for the direction and oversight of a NCAA Division II football program at Missouri Southern State University and the coaching functions related to the sport of football. These functions include, but are not limited to the following: coaching, recruiting, practice, game day preparation, game strategies, alumni communication, fundraising, student-athlete well-being, student-athlete academic success and management of staff.  It is critical that this position supervise staff, establish a strong working relationship with the University and surrounding community, follow NCAA, MIAA and university rules and regulations, develop the student-athletes physically, mentally and emotionally for Division II competition, organize and manage camps and clinics and any other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director.

Required qualifications include the following: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Demonstrated a minimum of 7 years of successful coaching experience. Proven ability to lead and manage people. Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills with a strong attention to detail and experience in working with a diverse population. Demonstrated ability and success in teaching the skills and fundamentals of the sport. The ability to organize and motivate student-athletes to maximum performance level in sports and academic achievements. Proven experience in recruiting highly motivated and qualified student-athletes. Compliant with all NCAA, conference and university rules and policies. Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, head coaching experience at the collegiate level, and knowledge of the NCAA Division II model. Must be willing to relocate.

All application materials must be sent as PDF or Word documents to Please send with the title of Head Football Coach Search in the subject line. Your application file must include a letter of interest, current resume, and three current references including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. The final candidate will be required to have a successful background check as a condition of employment. 

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