Varsity Girls’ Lacrosse Assistant Coach
Job Details
Middle & Upper School - Wynnewood, PA
Graduate Degree

Friends' Central School Overview

Friends' Central School is an independent, coeducational Quaker day school founded in 1845 and serving approximately 819 students in Nursery through grade 12. Located in the Philadelphia suburbs, the School has two campuses. The Middle & Upper Schools are located just outside of West Philadelphia in Wynnewood, and the Lower School is on our Old Gulph Road campus in the heart of Wynnewood. The exceptional faculty at Friends' Central offers a curriculum that cultivates the intellectual, spiritual, and ethical growth of our students. Our pedagogy is grounded in continuing revelation, reflection, integrity, and a willingness to accept responsibility. From Nursery to grade 12, our students participate in a process designed to foster creative, critical, and flexible thinking, along with compassion. As they transform from playful children to skilled, self-possessed teenagers, they are always intellectually curious and engaged thinkers. Friends Central prepares graduates to succeed in college and in life.


Varsity Girls' Lacrosse Assistant Coach

The Varsity girls' lacrosse assistant coach is responsible for the coaching and administration of the girls' lacrosse program for the Upper School at Friends' Central School. As a member of the athletic department and reporting to the Director of Athletics and Wellness, the Varsity girls' lacrosse assistant coach helps the head coach to coordinate and conduct all aspects of the girls' lacrosse program, including but not limited to practices, competitions, and the monitoring of academic progress of student-athletes. Qualified applicants will enhance the School's commitment to diversity and inclusivity and understand and will be committed to the School's Quaker values and mission.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for assisting the head coach in coaching and directing the girls' lacrosse program, including but not limited to organizing and supervising practices and competitions

  • Maintain a variety of records (game/student-athlete statistics, insurance, signed permission forms, emergency information, schedules, equipment inventories, etc.) for the purpose of complying with school, Friends Schools League athletic conference, and PAISAA state requirements

  • Report scores and strategies to local news media, work with athletic department to suggest Athlete of the Week and human interest news story suggestions, and post game results and highlights to FCS website

  • Promote girls' lacrosse program through a variety of activities (conduct off-season clinics, information on skills camps, etc.) for the purpose of increasing interest and participation

  • Monitor student-athlete academic progress and academic advisement

  • Provide leadership and general team management in the areas of practice, skills, and character development

  • Additional duties as assigned


Required Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

  • Considerable knowledge of and experience with coaching girls' lacrosse, including competitions, practices, and strength/conditioning

  • Commitment to ensuring academic success of student-athletes

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with assistant coaches, administrators, students, parents, and the community

  • Effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to organize and prioritize work


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Prior successful coaching experience, preferably at the college or club level, is preferred


Physical Requirements

  • The ability to move around outside athletic fields

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, run, reach with hands or arms, lift and/or move up to 30 pounds, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud


Please apply here. The application will ask for a resume, cover letter and three professional references. All applications should be completed by February 15, 2023.


Currently, Friends' Central requires COVID-19 vaccines for all faculty, staff, and students. There will be limited exemptions for medical or religious reasons.


Friends' Central School seeks candidates with a commitment to fostering an inclusive learning community who will address issues of diversity, as well as enhance the Philosophy of Inclusivity and Awareness articulated in our Diversity Statement.