Gopher Basketball: Want to become the next head coach of the Gophers? Apply now


Nov 15, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers mascot Goldy performs against the Tennessee State Tigers at Williams Arena. The Gophers defeated the Tigers 72-43. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Do you have a Bachelor’s Degree, five years of successful coaching experience and a demonstrated commitment to promoting academic progress among your student athletes?

If you do — well shoot — you’ll probably get the job over me.

The job listing on the official University of Minnesota Employment Opportunities website is open to all applicants, as long as you have a valid address, a resume, references, and a cover letter stating your intent.

Not much different than the job application at Perkins!

According to the listing, the job was made available on Tuesday and will be open until the single vacancy is filled. But according to the Pioneer Press, the Gophers have already interviewed a candidate and will likely make an announcement soon.

Get on it, folks. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for a shot at head coach of a Big Ten Conference team (and it ain’t Northwestern either).

It has been reported by Charley Walters of the Pio Press that former Timberwolves shooting guard and current assistant coach at Virginia Union, Anthony Peeler, applied for the job through the listing on the website.

Nevertheless, the search for a new head coach seems to be on the tail-end, thankfully as the last 72 hours have gotten absolutely out of control.

I just hope the University has a good time sorting through the hundreds of applications I expect them to receive via the open application and weeding out those who are clearly not qualified. Like this guy (presumably).

Nevertheless, check out the full job description because it’s hilarious in large part because the University actually made the job listing public.

Casting a wide net is good, but I think the vast majority of folks are not qualified for the seven duties and responsibilities listed.

Funny thing too is that Duty No. 7 — “adhering to all rules and regulations” — didn’t really work out for former coach Clem Haskins yet he took the team to a (unofficial) Final Four.


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