HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH JOB DESCRIPTION
To use leadership, supervisory and teaching skills to promote
One athletic season as described by the administration.
be determined by ECA agreement.
Athletic Director, Principal or Assistant Principal
The major responsibilities of head coaches are listed below as
a guide for carrying out assigned duties.
Additional responsibilities may be inherent in individual
programs for varsity coaches; these will be delegated by the
The head coach has full responsibility for supervision of the
program, including freshmen, JV, and varsity teams.
The head coach is in charge of assignments and duties of all
The head coach is responsible to schedule practice periods with
the Athletic Director, keep within that scheduled time, and
communicate any time changes.
The head coach is to assist the Athletic Director in maintaining
and caring for the athletic facilities and to aid in preparation
of the facilities for contests when necessary.
The head coach is to conduct a pre-season meeting with all
athletes and parents, and outline training rules and expectations
regarding the athlete's attitude, conduct and appearance as an
athlete and as a student.
The head coach is responsible for team selection and team
The head coach is responsible for planning practices and game
The head coach is responsible for assisting the Athletic Director
in the purchase of equipment from responsible companies and
following school purchasing procedure.
All coaches are to be conscientiously aware that being an
excellent classroom teacher should be the standard.
All coaches are to conduct practice and games with the highest
level of sportsmanship and ethics.
The head coach is responsible for the general upkeep and
protection of equipment under their jurisdiction.
The head coach reports in season to the Athletic Director
regarding program developments.
The head coach is directly responsible for a complete inventory
of equipment, season summary, and self-evaluation to be made at
the end of each season.
The head coach is responsible for maintaining accurate financial
records of the program's account.
All coaches are responsible for riding the team bus to and from
The head coach has the responsibility for striving to build good
sportsmanship and developing good public relations in the school
The head coach is responsible for all coaches knowing the rules
in the IHSAA and national Federation rule books and abiding by
them at all times.
The head coach is responsible for each athlete having a physical
exam prior to any pre-season conditioning program and that an
IHSAA physical/consent form in on file in the Athletic Director's
The head coach is responsible for the general health and welfare
of students in their sport and gives appropriate attention to
athletes who are injured or ill.
The head coach is responsible for the actions and conduct of
The head coach is responsible for seeing all participants are
supervised until they are picked up for rides home following away
The head coach is responsible for making recommendation for
letters awards, and working with the athletic office to prepare
and distribute all awards.
The head coach shall take appropriate action to see that practice
areas, contest area, and locker rooms are clean and safe for
The head coach is responsible for explaining all IHSAA rules and
the student/athletic handbook rules to all members of the
The head coach is responsible for turning in results of athletic
contests in a timely manner to the Athletic Office and all
appropriate media outlets.
Nurture a positive relationship with super-ordinates,
subordinates and peers.
Demonstrate respect for super-ordinates, subordinates and
Support corporation decisions and direction relative to matters
of policy ad administrative directives.
Work as a team player.
Demonstrate ability to deal with sensitive issues in a tactful
and professional manner.
Address concerns and offer suggestions in an appropriate and