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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3205769
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : December 6, 2019

Job Description

8% Stipend Range


General Summary:


The Head Coach is responsible for helping each participating student achieve a high level of skill, an appreciation for the values of discipline and sportsmanship, and an increased level of self-esteem.  The Head Coach reports to the on-site Athletic Director/LEAP Liaison and works under the auspices of the Varsity Head Coach in his/her sport.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


Administrative Responsibilities

  1. Adheres to the Code of Conduct for Coaches; acts as a positive role model on and off the court/field/site, etc.;
  2. Adheres to Playing Fair:  A Guide to Title IX in High School and College Sports;
  3. Coaches individual participants in the skills necessary for excellent achievement in the sport involved;
  4. Maintains competency in rules, rule interpretations, meet procedures, coaching techniques, and general information about all aspects of the sport;
  5. Works cooperatively with all TCAPS coaches, athletic directors/LEAP Liaison, and students to ensure a healthy, positive cross town rivalry;
  6. Recommends to the on-site Athletic Director/LEAP Liaison teams that may be scheduled and officials to be employed;
  7. Works with the Varsity Head Coach and/or on-site Athletic Director/LEAP Liaison to plan transportation and appropriate supervision at away contests in compliance with district travel policy and guidelines;

Supervisory Duties

  1. Assists on-site Athletic Director/LEAP Liaison and Varsity Head Coach in recruiting, hiring and evaluating all coaches in his/her sport;
  2. Assigns duties to equipment managers, assistant coaches (if applicable), and helpers and evaluates their performance;
  3. Record Keeping Responsibilities
  4. Maintains an accurate and current squad roster and submits copies to the on-site Athletic Director/LEAP Liaison;
  5. Works closely with on-site Athletic Director/LEAP Liaison, Booster Club and Varsity Head Coach in the financing of his/her sport and fundraising efforts for his/her team.
  6. Develops a consistent and positive communications procedure through the school and media to inform the parents and the general public about his/her sport;
  7. Maintains accurate statistics, records, and results of the season;
  8. Arranges for the presentation of team awards through the on-site Athletic Director;
  9. Prepares a detailed uniform, equipment and supply request and submits it to the on-site Athletic Director/LEAP Liaison, and maintains a detailed inventory list of uniforms, equipment and supplies;
  10. Maintains necessary attendance forms, insurance records, and similar paperwork;
  11. Submits all grants with approval of central office and Athletic Director/LEAP Liaison,
  12. Advises coaches, students and parents of spring and fall opportunities for physicals at a reduced cost;

Athletic Behavior/Eligibility Responsibilities

  1. Enforces all rules of the Michigan High School Athletic Association related to his/her sport if applicable.
  2. Enforces discipline and sportsmanlike behavior at all times, and establishes and oversees penalties for breach of such standards by individual students;
  3. Establishes performance criteria for participation in interscholastic competition in his/her sport;
  4. Checks with Athletic Director/LEAP Liaison on individual athlete’s eligibility;


  1. Cooperates with the on-site Athletic Director/LEAP Liaison to verify that no candidate is issued equipment or allowed to practice until his/her physical examination card has been completed and his/her insurance coverage is in effect;
  2. Oversees the safety conditions of the facility or area in which assigned sport is conducted at all times that students are present;
  3. Enforces rules and regulations concerning conditioning of players and their health and safety;
  4. Reports injuries to the trainer if applicable and/or completes and submits accident reports to the on-site Athletic Director/LEAP Director;
  5. Exercises great care in dealing with all injuries and particularly those that are of a serious nature.  In all cases, the coach should assure that the injured athlete is receiving competent medical care.  Following injuries of a serious or prolonged nature, the coach should secure the signed approval of the doctor and parent before the athlete is allowed to participate again in athletic activities;
  6. Provides supervision of all athletes until they have left the building and/or site;
  7. Ensures that all windows, doors, and gates are locked in any area that has been used;

Team Activities

  1. Plans all practice sessions and supervises out-of-season conditioning program;
  2. Ensures a positive environment free of hazing, harassment, bullying and intimidating language and behaviors;


Other duties as required


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Valid teaching certificate and a bachelor’s preferred. 
  • First aid and CPR training required within first two years and maintained thereafter.
  • Experience in teaching, coaching, and sports medicine preferred.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate success in area of application.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Assistant Principal/Dean/Head
    Athletics & Activities > Coaching
  • Equal Opportunity Employer


    Contact Information

    • Human Resources
    • 412 Webster Street
    • Traverse City, Michigan 49686

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