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Midland Creates New Opportunities for Students Who Love Football


In his years as a football player and coach, Midland University Head Football Coach Jeff Jamrog has played for and worked with some of the legendary coaches in the game. He also has learned there is more to a successful football program than the student-athletes on the field.

During his tenure as Assistant Athletic Director for Football Operations at the University of Nebraska, Coach Jamrog saw first-hand the importance of having eager, reliable, and well-trained undergraduate students in key supporting roles.

“There are a growing number of opportunities in the sports world working in support roles on a coaching staff,” Coach Jamrog says. “Whether it’s coaching, operations, recruiting, equipment manager, strength and conditioning, or video and analytics, any work experience you can gain in these roles will give you an advantage getting hired onto a coaching staff after college.”

One of Coach Jamrog’s first decisions at Midland was to launch a scholarship program for undergraduate students who want experience in football operations. These students will be able to learn from a coach who attributes everything he’s learned to great mentors such as Hall-of-Famer Tom Osborne, Frank Solich, and Bo Pelini at the University of Nebraska and legendary Jim Kane at Mount Michael Benedictine Abbey and High School in Elkhorn.

Applicants will need to meet undergraduate admissions requirements and complete the undergraduate process found at Partial scholarships will be available.

Interested high school juniors and seniors or college transfers should send a resume, references, and cover letter to Assistant Coach Tom Brinkman at

Midland University offers opportunities for students to be involved in athletics as part of a comprehensive college experience. With 27 varsity sports, 12 junior varsity teams, and more than 800 student-athletes, Midland is now home to Nebraska’s largest athletic department. Since 2009 Midland’s enrollment has more than doubled, making it one of the region’s fastest-growing schools. 

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