Job Description / Essential Elements:
Southern Kern Unified School District
Position Title: Head Coach
Reports to: Principal, Athletic Director
SUMMARY: To help each participating student achieve a high level of skill, an appreciation for the values of discipline, sportsmanship and teamwork, and an increased level of self-esteem.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.
Ensure that all student athletes meet all CIF and school eligibility requirements prior to participating in the program.
Coaches individual participants in the skills necessary for excellent achievement in the sport involved.
Plans and schedules the regular program of practice for in-season and off-season programs.
Oversees the safety conditions of the facility or area in which assigned sport is conducted at all times that students are present.
Maintains accurate statistics, records and results of the season.
Enforces discipline and sportsmanlike behavior at all times, and establishes and oversees penalties for breach of such standards by individual students.
Maintains competency in rules, rule interpretations, game/meet procedures, coaching techniques, and general information about all aspects of the sport.
Establishes performance criteria for eligibility in interscholastic competition in this sport and is consistent in establishing criteria for eligibility in competition.
Adheres to a highly efficient and technically sound program of injury prevention and follow up.
Works closely with the athletic director in scheduling interscholastic contests.
Recommends purchase of equipment, supplies, and uniforms.
Maintains necessary attendance forms, insurance records, and similar paperwork.
Accounts for all equipment.
Develops a consistent and positive public communications procedure through the school and media to inform the parents and the general public about the athletic program.
Establishes criteria for lower level programs.
Responsible for end-of-the-season awards and recognition event.
Works with community youth programs to promote and develop high school program.
Supervises students and staff of program.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Valid teaching certificate.
College level experience in sport – either participation or coaching preferred.
Three years varsity coaching experience in sport preferred.
Coursework in the care and prevention of athletic injuries.
Meet all California Title V Regulations.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to speak effectively before groups of students or employees of the district.
Ability to calculate figures and maintain a budget.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Exhibit qualities of good moral character, leadership and be a positive role model for students.
Demonstrate organizational ability that reflects a spirit of cooperation in working with staff and school administration.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, and the community.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form.
Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk and stand. Occasionally the employee will sit and/or run. The employee will frequently bend or twist at the trunk while performing the duties of this job. The employee will frequently squat, stoop, kneel, reach above the head, reach forward, and repeat the same hand motion many times while performing the duties of the job.
The specific vision requirements of the job include good depth perception and occasionally being able to see objects/persons at a distance. While performing the duties of the job the employee frequently is required to hear conversations in a quiet, as well as, a noisy environment and be able to tell where a sound is coming from. The employee must be able to communicate to the team in order to give directions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will continuously work inside or outside depending on the sporting event. Occasionally the employee must be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints and interact with public and other workers. The employee has direct responsibility for the safety, well-being and work output of others. The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.