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Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach

Job Description

Position Reports to: Athletic Director

Position Classification: Part time, non-exempt, seasonal

Position Requirements, the Head Coach:

  • Is a committed Christian, with an understanding and support of the VCS mission and vision of the school

  • Has knowledge of their individual sport, and the ability to integrate those ideas into practice and game situations

  • Has the ability to develop and articulate a Christ-centered vision of athletics and how it applies to all areas of their lives 

Character Description:

The desired candidate is a born-again Christian who models a Christian lifestyle in accordance with the VCS statement of faith. Must be a person of integrity, loyalty and have the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Position Overview:

The Head Coach of a particular sport with the co-curricular program of Valley Christian School (VCS) is appointed by the athletic director with approval from the principal or head of school. The head coach is directly responsible to the athletic director and principal to carry out the responsibilities that accompany the position. The task of the head coach is to provide Christ-centered leadership to student-athletes, instruct and train them in the skills and rules of the sport,  help athletes individually and collectively, and provide them with biblically-centered perspectives on sports and team.  

Position Responsibilities and Tasks: 

  • Provide leadership to the program for their specific sport, following the philosophy of the VCS athletic department. This includes closely following all guidelines as dictated by the WIAA office, including out-of-season contact rules.

  • Establish a code of behavior for all athletes and other assistant coaches of the same sport.

  • Enforce dress code in conjunction with the athletic handbook.

  • Take charge of uniform and equipment handout and then communicate the results with the athletic director.

  • Have a roster with names, grades, and numbers to the athletic director before the first game.

  • Taking all WIAA tests, and attending all meetings required of their sport.  

  • Look to grow professionally in your position.

  • Working in conjunction with the athletic director making sure all athletes have the proper paperwork turned in before participating in a practice.

  • Approve any fundraiser with the athletic director, making sure all monies are going through the VCS business office.

  • Responsible for the supervision and atmosphere of any fundraiser approved by VCS administration.

  • Attend all practices and arrive at least 10 minutes before practice. Have a well-prepared plan for practice each and every day. Always be prepared for an approved coach to take over and run practice in your absence.

  • Wait for all athletes to leave before you exit the building. Make sure all equipment has been put back and all doors locked if need be.

  • Notify any news media immediately after a contest has been completed. Make them aware of any statistics they need.

  • Make sure all students are accounted for to and from away games.

  • Maintain statistics throughout the season for the historical purposes of VCS. Keep all school records up to date.

  • Use a variety of instructional techniques and media to meet the needs and improve the abilities of student-athletes in your specific sport.

  • Hold a preseason meeting with all parents and players prior to the season starting to give expectations and cast a vision for the year.

  • Coordinate the development, promotion, and recruitment of your specific sport. This includes working with the middle school program.

  • Coordinate skill development at all levels at the school. Be clear in the direction of the skills that should be built by high school.

  • Apply and enforce any discipline needed during your time as the students’ primary authority within the guidelines of the school.

  • Assist the athletic director in the scheduling of practices and games, along with transportation communication (times to leave, participation numbers, etc…).

  • Be actively involved with the whole program to ensure skills are being built adequately.

  • Identify and honor athletes for various awards, ordering awards through the athletic director  

  • Setting up awards banquet through the athletic director and in charge of set-up and tear down if necessary.

  • Keep locker rooms, weight room, storage rooms neat and clean.

  • Check the condition of all jerseys and equipment. Make recommendations to the athletic director when equipment is needed.

  • Set a deadline as to when jerseys need to be returned at the beginning of the season and communicate that with the athletic director.

  • Create opportunities to promote their program to the student body.

  • Meet/coordinate with the athletic director to determine contact days throughout the summer (end of school year to July 31).

  • Be involved in Athletic Booster Club activities if deemed necessary by the athletic director.

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