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Football

The oldest varsity sport at West Virginia University, Mountaineer football is a member of the Big 12 Conference. Football has been an intercollegiate sport at WVU since 1891 and ranks among the winningest programs in NCAA history. The Mountaineers are frequently on national television as a member of a Power 5 conference and are among a select group of programs invited to play in a bowl game in 17 out of the last 20 seasons. Football has produced 43 All-Americans since 2002 and nearly 110 overall selections in its history. WVU has had 26 players selected in the NFL Draft over the last nine years, which ranks near the top of all Big 12 schools. In all, nearly 200 players have been drafted by NFL teams as West Virginia has consistently sent players to the pro ranks. The Mountaineers are coached by Neal Brown, considered one of the top young, up-and-coming coaches in the game.

External Affairs

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Associate Athletics Director for Football External Affairs with daily operations, manage guests at practices and home football games
  • Conduct research on areas associated with college football, including social media, facilities and operations
  • Write and review content for communication pieces, both internally and externally
  • Work collaboratively with other WVU Football units as appropriate

Related Occupations

  • Athletics administration (college, high school or professional)
  • Event operations (sports, entertainment, etc.)
  • Fundraising (college, non-profits, etc.)

On-Campus Operations

Responsibilities

  • Assist On-Campus Recruiting Coordinator with the logistics of official visits, unofficial visits, Game Day Visits and Junior Days
  • Assist in executing mail communication
  • Data input into recruiting database, JumpForward
  • Help execute additional events and team meals

Related Occupations

  • Event operations
  • Recruiting operations

Research and Analytics

Responsibilities

  • Create and build optimal search tools to quickly scrape data from a variety of available data sources
  • Organize different data sets used by the program in a single database
  • Analyze and research data to create profiles, models, and metrics situational football, and student-athlete evaluation
  • Assist in the creation of building a user friendly interface for WVU Football
  • Work collaboratively with other WVU Football units

Related Occupations

  • Data analyst (college or professional)
  • Football information systems specialist

Scouting

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Coordinator of Scouting with comprehensive gathering and logging of information on opponents
  • Manage the template creation of weekly scouting reports
  • Responsible for tracking designated opponents throughout the year from a variety of information sources, and relay noteworthy events to applicable personnel
  • Utilize video software to tag situations, create video libraries, and watch student-athletes on both our roster, and opponents rosters
  • Work collaboratively with other WVU Football units

Related Occupations

  • Scouting (college or professional)
  • Player personnel (college)
  • Quality control (college or professional)

Student Assistant

Responsibilities

  • Assist the graduate assistants and analyst in opponent film breakdown
  • Assist with putting together scouting reports on upcoming opponents
  • Assist the graduate assistants and analyst with self scout evaluations
  • Assist in creating teaching tapes for position coaches

Related Occupations

  • Assistant coaching position (college, high school or professional)
  • Analytics/Quality control (college, professional or private corporation)
  • Athletic administration (college, high school or professional)

Video

Responsibilities

  • Import opponent and professional analytical data through Pro Football Focus
  • Film practices and potentially games
  • Import and edit practice/game film

Related Occupations

  • Video coordinator
  • Assistant coaching (high school or college)
  • Sports analyst