CHAPEL HILL — Everett Withers says he’s focused on coaching North Carolina in its final home game on Saturday, which will come here against Duke. But he understands, too, that the game could represent the final time he coaches the Tar Heels inside Kenan Stadium.
Withers, who was named UNC’s interim head coach after the university fired Butch Davis, spoke about that a little bit here in this story. He wouldn’t talk much about his job status beyond the Duke game – and a potential bowl game – but he did say that he believes he’s “a candidate” to earn the job on a full-time basis.
Meanwhile, UNC has posted the football head coaching position, with a proposed start date of Jan. 1, 2012. Here’s the link with the information. According to the job posting, the requirements for the position are as follows:
Manage and administer the UNC Football Program within University, ACC and NCAA rules and regulations. Promote academic progress of student-athletes. On and off-field coaching responsibilities to include but not limited to: recruiting, coaching, mentoring, and administrative responsibilities for the Football Program. A strong commitment and ability to motivate, teach, counsel, and recruit academically qualified student-athletes focused on both academics and athletics. All functions of the position will be performed in compliance with the rules, regulations, policies and guidelines of the NCAA, ACC, The University and the Athletic Department, and will be conducted with integrity and high ethical and moral standards.
As for qualifications and experience UNC is looking for the following:
Two years of successful intercollegiate coaching and recruiting experience at the NCAA Division I level preferred. Strong organizational and communication skills required.
So there you have it. The posting includes a link to apply and directs those with questions about the position to contact Bubba Cunningham, the new athletic director who began work last week.