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Ashland Public Schools

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3808036
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 15, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Description: The Varsity Softball Head coach is directly responsible to the Director of Athletics and the AHS Principal. The coach must realize that any activity sponsored by AHS Athletics is part of the total program offered by AHS. Individuals in charge of such activities must utilize sound educational principles and goals if athletics are to be a worthwhile part of the overall school program. Some of the duties of the Head Coach shall include:


Model the behaviors outlined in the National Federation Coaches Code of Ethics, especially those pertaining to sportsmanship.


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


Implement AHS Athletic Department policies and team rules.


Be responsible for the information contained in the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Handbook, the AHS Athletic Handbook and the AHS Student Handbook.


Supervise all assistant coaches both paid and volunteered.


Attend all Athletic Department and AHS meetings that deal directly with the sport coached.


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


Be present at each practice session and at all contests of the sport coached. This includes supervision, at all times of the weight room, locker room, and shower areas until the area is secured before and after practices and contests.


Develop an organized written practice plan to include adequate warm-up and cool-down procedures on a daily basis.


Make sure that the facilities and equipment are safe and that safety procedures are taught and followed in all areas.


Implementing a game plan.


Work with community members who are involved in youth sports in order to encourage the young women and young men to continue to participate in sports at the high school level.


Develop an approach to coaching which encourages outreach to the parents of the athletes and to other adults who care about the athletes (booster clubs are one part of this outreach).


Organize and instruct clinics for the youth teams and coaches of your individual sport.


Directly supervise squad members at home and away contests.


Supervise all team members that are transported by school buses. This includes making sure all team members travel to and from games and practices (when applicable) by school transportation.


Be responsible for the distribution and collection of the school’s athletic equipment before, during and after the coaching season and compile an inventory.


Communicate and report game results and information to media and Athletic Director, and if applicable return official's vouchers immediately following a contest.


Have current knowledge of NCAA and NAIA. And recruiting policies, regulations, and admission requirements.


Perform other duties/responsibilities assigned by the Director of Athletics.


Requirements: Coaching experience required, multi-year involvement is a must, experience playing softball preferred, experience working with kids/athletes, a passion to impact player’s lives beyond just learning the game.


CPR/First Aide Certified preferred


Coaches need to be available after 2:45pm Monday through Friday and available for Saturday practices throughout the season.


COVID-19 vaccination required for employment, unless approved for an exemption due to a medical condition or a sincerely-held religious belief.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Athletics & Activities > Coaching
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Ashland Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Christopher Mathieu , Director of Finance and Operations
    • 87 West Union St
    • Ashland, Massachusetts 01721

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