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Notre Dame Head Football Coach Search Gets Professional Help

Wednesday, December 02, 2009 12:00 am - by ccountouris
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In an unprecedented move, Accolo is unofficially supporting the effort to find the next Notre Dame Head Football Coach in the spirit of teamwork and winning.


Larkspur, CA – December 2, 2009 – Accolo, Inc., a Recruitment Process Outsourcing firm, today announced that it has initiated a search for the next Head Coach for Notre Dame’s football team.

In an unprecedented move, Accolo is unofficially supporting the effort to find the next Notre Dame Head Football Coach in the spirit of teamwork and winning.

“Fighting Irish fans, alumni, and students value integrity, poise and results (not necessarily in this order), and this is our nation’s chance to recapture the magic of a national championship team for Notre Dame.” said John Younger, Accolo’s CEO and Notre Dame graduate. “The impact this person could have goes far beyond football and into improving the morale of the country.” Serious and qualified candidates will be forwarded to Notre Dame’s Athletic Director.

“I’ve hated Notre Dame for most of my life,” commented a prominent Boston College Alumni who asked to remain anonymous for fear of being stalked by an ND fanatic, “As someone who was there when BC spoiled Notre Dame’s hope for a National Championship in 1993, I’d much rather have strong and proud Notre Dame to beat. They’ll need a great coach and many prayers to bring them back. I applaud Accolo’s efforts to help them raise the bar.”

The job description and interview questions are below. You can go to the following link to apply, refer it to a great coach you know or push it to your social network of great coaches and football enthusiasts: www.accolo.com/goirish

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Title: Notre Dame Head Coach – Your Opportunity to Join the Legends of Football
Job #: NDCOACH-NATCHAMP

To apply, refer or learn more go to: http://www.accolo.com/goirish

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to add your name to the list of football legends including Rockne, Holtz, Leahy, and Parseghian. You have the experience to drive teams hard while applying the tact and sensitivity necessary to get the most out of a highly intelligent group of world class athletes.

Fans love you, players respect you and competitors fear you. Your championship college and pro team victories define you, and now it’s time to make your lasting mark on the sport you love. 49 former Notre Dame players and coaches have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. You are ready, willing and able to be number 50.

As the Head Coach, you will be in the most visible role in college sports, as Notre Dame is the only team, professional or college, to have all of its games broadcast nationally in the USA on the radio. You are naturally competitive and seek to be the best in any endeavor. Stress like this only invigorates you.

Based on your experience as an NFL or college football coach, you know the details of this job well. Your proven ability to recruit top players, direct all aspects of training, select and manage the coaching staff, get the most out of the media, make the hard decisions on the field, oversee the budget and work as an integral member of the athletic department make you a star in any organization. Your enthusiasm and conviction are palpable, and your humility makes you unstoppable as you actively learn and adapt.
Notre Dame offers competitive salary and benefits. In addition to completing this application, the selection process includes being reviewed and selected by the Athletic Director and other members of the interview team.

Accolo is UNOFFICIALLY supporting the effort to fill this job in the spirit of teamwork. Fighting Irish alumni and friends value choice and opportunity, so this is your chance to be considered even if you are not currently known to the university or athletic department. Serious candidates will be forwarded to the Athletic Director.

To apply, refer or learn more go to: http://www.accolo.com/goirish

Here are the questions being asked in the online process.

Initial Interview Questions:

I have been on the coaching staff for a professional football team that has played in the Super Bowl the following number of times:
- I have not been on the coaching staff for a team that played in the Super Bowl
- 1
- 2 to 3
- 4+

My favorite movie is:
- Rudy
- Rudy
- Rudy
- Something other than Rudy

I have been on the coaching staff for a Division I team the following number of seasons:
- I would be new to being a football coach for a Division I team
- 1 to 4 seasons
- 5 to 10 seasons
- 11 to 15 seasons
- Over 15 seasons

Who said the following: “I’ve got to go, Rock. It’s all right. I’m not afraid. Some time, Rock, when the team is up against it, when things are going wrong and the breaks are beating the boys, tell them to go in there with all they’ve got and win just one for the Gipper. I don’t know where I’ll be then, Rock. But I’ll know about it, and I’ll be happy.”
- Rock Hudson
- Knute Rockne
- George Gipp
- Sponge Bob

I have a degree from:
- Notre Dame
- USC, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, Pittsburgh, Boston College or Stanford
- Holy Cross, King’s College, Saint Edwards, Stonehill or University of Portland
- An Ivy League school, what do I know about football?
- A school not listed above

On my Bucket List (things to accomplish before I die), being the Notre Dame Head Football Coach is:
- At the top of the list
- Just below having coffee with the Pope
- Not on it

I have recruited the following number of high school football players who were later recognized as Heisman Trophy winners:
- None yet
- 1 player
- 2 to 3 players
- 4 or more players

I have recruited the following number of college football players who were later inducted into the Football Hall of Fame:
- None yet
- 1 player
- 2 to 3 players
- 4 or more players

My relationship with the media is best described as:
- They love me!
- Paris Hilton like, I seek it out to gain recognition and entertain my following
- Strained with a touch of animosity
- I would be new to having a relationship with the media

The last year that Notre Dame won a national championship was when:
- Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger were Twins
- The ARPANet turned into the Internet
- The song Faith by George Michael was released
- Enzo Ferrari (b.1898), the Italian Car maker, died
- George Bush Sr. defeated Michael Dukakis for the US Presidency

I have coached the following number of college football teams that had progressively better seasons over a 3 to 5 year period (measured by win/loss record):
- My teams have not had progressively better seasons over a 3 to 5 year period
- 1 team I have coached has had progressively better seasons over a 3 to 5 year period
- 2 teams I have coached have had progressively better seasons over 3 to 5 year periods
- 3 or more teams I have coached have had progressively better seasons over 3 to 5 year periods

The Notre Dame football coach with the greatest number of championship teams was:
- Knute Rockne
- Frank Leahy (right answer)
- Pete Carroll
- Heartley “Hunk” Anderson
- Jim Tressel

The Four Horsemen are:
- Surrender, Peace, Abundance and Life
- Hoss, Little Joe, Ben and Adam
- Harry, Don, Jim and Elmer

The college football program that has produced the largest number of players to go on to play in the National Football League is:
- Marquette
- Ohio State
- Texas
- USC
- Notre Dame

My total annual compensation expectation is:
- Up to $1M
- $1,000,001 to $2,500,000
- $2,500,001 to $3,000,000
- Over $3M

Should my candidacy be deemed appropriate, I:
- Authorize Accolo to forward my resume/CV and responses to these questions to the media
- Ask that Accolo contact me to get authorization prior to forwarding my resume/CV and responses to these questions to the media
- Do not want Accolo to forward my resume/CV and responses to these questions to the media

I confirm that my answers to questions in this on-line interview are complete and accurate. Permission is granted to verify all statements in this application and forward to the Notre Dame Athletic Director.
- Yes
- No

Secondary Interview Questions:

Describe your coaching style and provide specific examples of how you demonstrated it to get the most out of a team.

Provide an example of a player or member of your coaching staff who would not give you a positive reference and why.

What specific experiences do you believe make you uniquely qualified to be the next Notre Dame head football coach?

What else do you want to emphasize about you, your beliefs or experience for this job?

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To apply, refer or learn more go to: http://www.accolo.com/goirish



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