JOB SUMMARY: The Head Coach is responsible for planning, directing, and leading a transformative athletic program that seeks to lead student-athletes into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, build future-ready leaders, and compete at a championship level.
- Must meet the coaching certification requirements of the NFHS (or must complete within 2 weeks of hiring).
- Concussion in Sports
- First-Aid, Health and Safety
- Fundamentals of Coaching
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest
- Must pass a Livescan background check.
- Must be CPR certified (or must complete within 2 weeks of hiring).
- Must be a Christian and pass a Spiritual Interview.
- Playing experience required.
- Coaching experience preferred.
REPORTS TO: Athletic Director
JOB GOALS: To accept the responsibility of the program and work with the players in the sport assigned and to provide life-lessons that will positively impact the physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being of all who are involved.
TRAITS OF AN EFFECTIVE COACH
Demonstrates a high degree of empathy, positivity, trust, responsibility, discipline, and flexibility. Is a developer, teacher, achiever, and problem-solver.
- Accept and implement the co-curricular philosophy of the Rock Academy.
- Follows the rules and regulations of the school/organization, the conference, and CIF-SDS.
- Attend all sport-specific meetings held by the league, conference, and CIF-SDS.
- Attend all school coaches meetings.
- Attend clinics, seminars, and in-service programs in order to improve coaching skills and to stay current with new trends in coaching, training, conditioning, and safety procedures.
- Give input about, assist in the creation of, and then carry out the game/facility/transportation schedule as drawn up by the Athletic Director.
- Organize, schedule, and supervise practice sessions.
- Establish and use a system of communication to athletes, families, and assistants that will include an explanation of program policies, awards, procedures, goals, and schedules.
- Supervise the distribution/use of equipment/uniforms in your sport.
- Assist the Athletic Director with the development of an annual inventory and make recommendations for purchases.
- Design yearly Spirit Packs which must be approved by the Athletic Director.
- Regularly inspect all equipment, facilities, and vehicles to ensure the safety of each student-athlete.
- Responsible for reporting scores and keeping rosters/schedules up-to-date on MaxPreps.
- Participate in pre- and post-season meetings with the Athletic Director. The post-season meeting will serve as an evaluation conference.
- Delegate responsibility to the assistant coaches, as appropriate.
- Organize and participate in an end-of-season information and evaluation session with all assistant coaches, graduating Seniors, and Juniors.
- Work to develop continuity between the community and school programs.
- Organize, schedule, and supervise an annual youth skills clinic for his/her sport in collaboration with the Camp Director.
- Provide leadership in the program for all levels (High School, Middle School, and Elementary) of the sport.
- Only allows athletes certified by the Athletic Director to participate.
- Maintains appropriate supervision of his/her program at all times. Supervises any and all space used by athletes while they are present.
- Assures that the program, at all times, will reflect proper attitude and conduct at home or away.
- Encourages student-athletes to participate in sports and other co-curricular activities, other than his/her own but does not attempt to influence the specific sport or activity.
- Has responsibility for the end-of-season banquet and awards programs.
- Represent the school in a professional manner in demeanor, language, and conduct (based on the vision and standards established by the Athletic Director).
- Develop and maintain current knowledge of the activity.
- All other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Compensation and duration of the assignment as negotiated.
EVALUATION: Job performance will be evaluated annually.
EVALUATION COORDINATOR: Athletic Director
EVALUATORS: Athletic Director and Principal