Head Coach Job Description

Head Coach Job Description

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Head coach provides leadership for the basketball program •Obtain knowledge of current NJCAA, FCSAA, and Conference rules and regulations regarding all areas of compliance.

Head Coach Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Operates within NAAIA, SSAC, and College of Coastal Georgia policies and rules
Other departmental duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics
Coordinates and aligns a competitive schedule with and outside the conference
Counsels, advises, mentors and disciplines volleyball student-athletes
Supervises and monitors student-athletes during practice, competition, and travel
Engages in public relations activities and promote volleyball with the alumni, general public, community and media
Manages the program’s operational and scholarship budgets
Plans, organize, order and purchase equipment, supplies, and uniforms
Operates within the program’s operational and scholarship budgets
Leads assistant coaches and auxiliary personnel

Head Coach Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Head Coach

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, AED, YMCA, RTE, MUST, ASCA, NCAA, SCCC, CSCS

Education for Head Coach

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the head coach job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Coaching, Education, Athletics, Computer, Leadership, Communications, Communication, Athletic, General Education, The College

Skills for Head Coach

Desired skills for head coach include:

NCAA rules and regulations
UIL rules and regulations and the demonstrated ability to function within those rules and regulations
National Collegiate Athletic Association
NCAA rules
NCAA regulations and guidelines governing the recruitment and retention of student-athletes
NCAA Division III rules and regulations
Applicable rules and standards of the affiliated athletic conference

Desired experience for head coach includes:

Hires, supervises and evaluates managers and other auxiliary personnel
Periodically attends faculty and college events and meetings
Describe the nature of the work environment
College coaching experience preferred – at least 3 years of demonstrated coaching expertise
Working knowledge and understanding of NJCAA, Scenic West Athletic Conference and CSN policies
A Head coach should possess mastery of his/her respective sport

Head Coach Examples


Head Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of head coach. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for head coach
  • Establish and monitor team rules
  • Carry out all aspects of the Soccer program necessary to accomplish objectives of the sport within the guidelines of the Athletic Department, University OVC and NCAA rules
  • Ensure that student-athletes have completed all required eligibility forms, prior to participating and keep the Director of Athletics notified of all changes in the team roster
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, push, lift, haul, pull, reach, carry, grasp, squat or stoop, bend and twist the body while performing essential duties, use hands to operate controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, talk or hear
  • Applicants will need to submit an application which is available online at www.noc.edu/prospective-employee , a letter of application, a resume, Official college transcripts, and three letters of professional recommendation to Northern Oklahoma College, Human Resources, P.O
  • Schedule and coach practices, and home and away competitions
  • Select, train, and supervise assistant coaches
  • Complete necessary post-season administrative duties
  • Assist, as needed, in developing positive alumni relations and working closely with development with fundraising efforts to support a competitive Division III athletics program
  • Demonstrate community involvement with active leadership as a positive role model, including participation in team-based community service projects and encouragement of student-athlete participation
Qualifications for head coach
  • Superior knowledge in softball
  • Previous coaching and recruiting experience at the secondary level or above is preferred
  • Ability to supervise regular and temporary staff, understand the student-athletes' commitment to academics
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in recreation, sports administration, physical education, or related field is required
  • Five years minimum experience in athletics at junior college or university level is preferred
  • Maintain ethical and professional relationship with students and student-athletes

Head Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of head coach. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for head coach
  • Contribute to the selection of coaches and artist-coaches
  • Ensure that coaches communicate with all sectors where there is interdependency (performance medicine, stage management, artistic direction, ) and hold regular meetings with the coaching team to ensure circulation of information and to create moments for exchange, feedback, problem solving, coaching and development of team
  • Responsible for the on-going management, supervision, and development of the Baseball coaching staff
  • Determine fiscal requirements and prepare budgetary recommendations
  • Lead, recruit, develop, and supervise all coaching staff
  • Recruitment of prospective student-athletes, running of practice sessions, game preparation, supervision of assistants, scheduling, purchasing of equipment, student-athlete development, and monitoring the academic status of student-athletes
  • This position will serve as home events manager for Fall and Winter sports as assigned by the Director of Athletics
  • Coach the sport of fencing and develop a team cohesive with the excellent tradition and history associated with Lafayette College
  • Conduct meetings with assistant coaches and distribute practice area assignments
  • Coordinate with the athletic administration the hiring of assistant coaches, expenditure and monitoring of the budget, scheduling of opponents, eligibility, facility requests for games, practices, equipment purchases, major repairs, game administration and work orders, and team travel advances including transportation, lodging and meals
Qualifications for head coach
  • American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) Certification
  • Bachelor Degree, Master preferred and a minimum of five years college coaching experience
  • Experience in coaching or teaching
  • Master’s degree recommended for instructional opportunities
  • Proven interpersonal, written, oral communication
  • Bachelor's degree in physical activity sciences or a combination of studies and experience offering both a theoretical and practical structure for the study of physical activity, sports, movement or circus arts

Head Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a head coach. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for head coach
  • Promotes an atmosphere of compliance with NCAA and Pac-12 rules and regulations within the head coach's sport program and monitors activities of all coaches and administrators who report, directly or indirectly, to the coach
  • Coordinates the overall direction and operations of a NCAA strength and conditioning program
  • Supervises assigned assistant coaches and other support staff to ensure their compliance with applicable rules, policies, and procedures
  • Advise student-athletes
  • Coordinate fundraising and development activities
  • Perform speaking engagements to solicit positive public relations for the program and the department in the community
  • Coordinate information and game results with Athletic Communications to obtain publicity for the program
  • Serve as a liaison with various support groups both internal and external
  • Performance of all other duties and special projects as assigned by the athletic administration
  • Provide skill and tactical instruction on an individual and team basis during training and competition and prepare team and individuals for competition (both on the court instruction and use of video technology)
Qualifications for head coach
  • Six to eight years of experience in group management (athletes and/or coaches) and training planning (long term development)
  • Minimum of five years of previous head and/or assistant collegiate coaching experience preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of previous coaching experience required
  • Must possess current CPR, AED and first aid certification
  • A minimum two years of collegiate coaching experience preferred, or three years at the high school or club level
  • CPR certification required by the end of the 90 working day introductory period of appointment

Head Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of head coach. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for head coach
  • Conduct team tryouts and make selections
  • Work with strength coach to develop and organize strength training and conditioning program for student-athletes to utilize during the season and out of season
  • Serve as mentor to student-athletes for purposes of improving athletic ability and team dynamics, providing guidance for academic and social issues
  • Teach and grade varsity sport class for academic credit
  • Organize and direct team fundraising duties if necessary for budget management
  • Organization including managing the budget responsibly
  • Administration and coaching of the STUNT programs
  • Recruiting qualified student-athletes and monitoring student-athlete academic progress
  • Scheduling contests and practices
  • Promotes a favorable image of the University
Qualifications for head coach
  • Fundraising for the STUNT programs
  • Advanced and effective inter-personal, motivational and team leadership skills to work effectively with student-athletes, staff and parents of student-athletes
  • Specialized knowledge of the team sport or activity and demonstrated technical expertise in coaching principles
  • Ability to foster an environment that supports equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Build and manage the daily operations of a first year Baseball program
  • Engage in communication with the prospects, parents, coaches, or other advisors through extensive travel, written and verbal correspondence with the intentions of attracting these student-athletes to Boise

Head Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of head coach. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for head coach
  • Work with the Bronco Athletic Association in its efforts to build relationships and generate gifts to the Baseball program or other department and University related objectives
  • Promote the Boise State Baseball program to the public including, media, donors, the university community and the general public to increase visibility and revenues for the program
  • Be responsible for the oversight and scheduling of contests
  • Be responsible for oversight of all travel aspects related to the Baseball program
  • Responsible for recruiting highly skilled student-athletes for the Soccer team
  • Work with admissions and academic coordinator in the enrollment of student-athletes
  • Assist in fundraising in both Soccer and with major fund raisers in the Athletic Department, in consultation with the Office of Advancement and the Athletic Director
  • Responsible for completing Office of Admission assignments on an annual basis
  • Contributes to the educational mission of the College by coordinating the instruction of student-athletes in the area of triathlon and competition
  • Recruits qualified student-athletes for the triathlon program both nationally and internationally
Qualifications for head coach
  • Familiarity with recruiting techniques, high school coaches and athletes, and student-athlete concerns
  • Possess a strong commitment to the academic achievement of student-athletes by monitoring and actively encouraging participants to succeed academically and represent the college with the leadership and integrity, both on and off the court
  • Ability to work with diverse populations, as part of a team, and collaborate with others
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, to maintain confidentiality, and to supervise others
  • Instructs methods and strategies and coaches student-athletes in the sport
  • Makes recommendations for scholarships

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