Head Boys Prep Hockey Coach
Job Details
Shady Side Academy Senior School - Pittsburgh, PA
Full Time


  • Full-Time; Year-Round; Exempt

Shady Side Academy seeks a Head Boys Prep Hockey Coach. The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of Shady Side’s Mission and the Academy’s emphasis on academics and the development of the whole child, as well as the capacity to lead the continued improvement of our highly competitive boys prep hockey program. 

The role includes oversight of coaching, program operations and budgeting, staff development and evaluation, and scheduling, as well as the capacity to promote SSA to prospective boys prep hockey players and families in collaboration with SSA’s admissions team. Additionally, the appointee will support student-athletes who seek to continue playing hockey competitively after their graduation from Shady Side. 

About the Boys Prep Hockey Program at SSA

Shady Side’s boys prep hockey team plays and trains at the on-campus Roy McKnight Hockey Center. The facility features an NHL-size ice surface, renovated boys and girls locker rooms, a video classroom and weight room, and seating for up to 600 fans. SSA is a member of the highly competitive Midwest Prep Hockey League (MPHL).The boys prep program is one that emphasizes the development of the critical skills and capacities necessary for healthy and productive lives through playing the game of hockey. The head coach must be of high character, approachable, collaborative, and dedicated to excellence and integrity in every aspect of the role.

  • Prior coaching experience at a highly competitive level of hockey 
  • USA Hockey Level 4 Certification strongly preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required 

About Shady Side Academy

Founded in 1883, Shady Side Academy is a PK-12 independent day and boarding school in Pittsburgh. The Academy’s mission is to challenge students to think expansively, act ethically, and lead responsibly. Four age-specific campuses with extraordinary resources, teachers who actively mentor, a forward-thinking curriculum, a diverse and inclusive community, and a legacy of alumni accomplishments all inspire Shady Side students to high achievement in academics, the arts and athletics, and to meaningful ambitions in life. Visit the school’s website at www.shadysideacademy.org.

Application Information

Shady Side Academy, as an educational institution and as an employer, does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status or gender identity and expression in its programs and activities. Our campuses are tobacco-free. In accordance with Pennsylvania law, all Academy employees must submit thorough background clearances prior to beginning work on any campus. Please submit all applications through the employment page on the SSA website.