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Division III Finlandia University (MI) announces plan to launch football

For those of you searching for a Division III head coaching opportunity, a new job is on the market.

As part of its plan to sponsor seven new sports over the next seven years, Division III Finlandia University in the upper peninsula town of Hancock, Mich., is in search of a head football coach to lead its brand-new program. The Lions are currently unaffiliated with any conference, but hope to join the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference.

"As we've worked with the UMAC Conference Officers over the last several years in efforts to gain general conference affiliation, the Conference more recently has identified their own strategic plans which will allow Finlandia to strategically align our new sport offerings to that of the Conference's membership criterion. Our long term planning and now execution of, and in concert with the UMAC's growth model, presents the perfect opportunity for us to become a viable member of the regional conference," said Finlandia athletics director Chris Salani.

The school is taking applications as you read this, with preference given to those who apply by March 24. Finlandia would like to have a coach hired by mid-April and have a team on the field in time for the 2015 season. 

Read more here.

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