Athletic Coach Job Description

JOB TITLE : Athletic Coach


The coach is responsible to the Athletic Director. The following  coaching responsibilities are not all inclusive. Final decision regarding  these duties will be made by the Principal in consultation with the Athletic Director.


•Knowledge of and ability to teach basic skills and fundamentals

•Communicate effectively and enthusiastically with athletes, parents, and administrators

•Organize effective practices, fundraisers, banquets, and other relevant program needs

•Emphasize academics and team discipline while promoting a positive team atmosphere

•Effectively recruit assistant coaches and athletes within the building

•Inventory and maintain athletic equipment

•Have a plan to increase participation in the program

•Run an effective off-season program

•Have a plan to increase school and community pride in the sports program

•Attend all meetings in the school, league, and state that deal directly with the sport

•Model positive behaviors especially those pertaining to sportsmanship

•Have full control of the team in all matters pertaining to coaching and athletic discipline

•Have a list of team rules and procedures, if added to those already included in the district athletic handbook, will be on file with the Athletic Director

•Stay informed of rule changes, trends and recommendations that affect that particular sport

•Provide proper supervision of locker rooms, shower areas and equipment areas before and after practices

•Assist athletes in setting and attaining long and short term personal and team performance goals

•Directly supervise squad members at home and away contests

•Direct completed score report forms to media outlets

•Maintain and publicize appropriate individual and team statistics and records

•Distribute athletic awards in accordance with school policy

•Be responsible for information in the CHSAA handbook and D11 handbook


•Must possess a current teaching license or CHSAA Coaching Registration

•Complete School District 11 Sports First Aid Course or have current First Aid card

•Pass the CHSAA coaches test each year with a 100%

•Pass a criminal background check and complete a Temporary Employment packet upon being hired

•Non-teachers must complete the NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching course within one year


•Actively participate in annual coaching educational activities (clinics, district offered professional development, etc.)


The work is performed indoors and outdoors in varying temperature ranges and weather conditions.


Typical positions require workers to walk, or stand for long periods; lift and carry up to 50 pounds; climb stairs, bend, crouching, squatting, crawling, kneeling, balancing, reaching above head and shoulders, hold, twisting at waist, push, pull, grasp and turn objects; and use fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards. The work requires the ability to speak normally and to use normal or aided vision and hearing. Exposure to extreme conditions; hot/cold, communicable diseases, blood, body fluids, excessive sunlight, and work outdoors.




Per CHSAA Sports Season