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Detroit City FC

calendar icon Closing Date: 26th February 2023

First Team Assistant Coach

money icon Detroit, Michigan, USA

Job Role Summary

Detroit, Michigan, USA
Coaching & Performance, Senior Coaching
Employment Terms
Full Time
Closing Date
Applications must be submitted by Sunday, 26th February 2023

Detroit City FC is Detroit’s professional soccer club. Founded in 2012, the community club plays in the USL Championship. Detroit City FC is looking for a first team assistant coach to assist in all team matters including but not limited to; training, scouting, player development, and game-day preparations.


The first team assistant coach will share in the team mission, ambition, and culture, while actively contributing positively to the Club’s Organizational Goals.


  • In coordination with the Head Coach, prepare and conduct all training sessions.
  • Coach and assist the Head Coach with team in all matches (pre-season, regular season, playoffs, exhibition, etc.).
  • Lead and be involved in all aspects of team activities (on and off field); including cultivating community relationships and engagements.
  • Purposefully create and foster professional relationships with each player to maximize their contributions to the team as players and development as people.
  • Conduct, assist, and supervise individual practices and training sessions for the team and individual players.
  • Oversee scouting of opponents (watching games, creating applicable reports and presenting data and details).
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of all opponents’ individual and team strategies and proactively share with coaching staff for informed input into game plan.
  • Apply scouting methodology to college, domestic professional and international professional players to inform acquisition opportunities, roster management and development opportunities.
  • Clip, analyze and present findings.
  • Represent the organization at various networking events and/or offsite community events.
  • Other responsibilities as arise.


  • Minimum of UEFA ‘A’ or US ‘A’ Coaching License required.
  • Experience in similar role at a professional Club, preferred.
  • Strong work ethic, team-oriented attitude, and enthusiasm about contributing to the success of the Club.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, if necessary.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills with the ability to multitask and execute in a timely manner.
  • Must be flexible with the ability to adapt in a fast-pace work environment with challenging demands and frequent changes.
  • Bilingual (Spanish or Arabic) speaker a plus, but not required.
  • Must be legally authorized or able to obtain authorization to work in the US.


We seek to foster an inclusive culture. We prioritize diversity & equity and believe in the power of different backgrounds and experiences to offer new ideas and perspectives in support of our organizational goals. We encourage talented candidates from diverse, underrepresented, and underserved backgrounds to apply.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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