athletes in the fundamental skills, strategy and physical
training necessary for them to realize a degree of individual
and team success. At the same time, the student shall receive
instruction that will lead to the formulation of positive
values, pride of accomplishment, acceptable social behavior,
self-discipline and self-confidence.
The District shall fill the position of head
coach with a person who:
Holds a current Illinois teaching certificate
and/or is certified by the IHSA or other sports certification
Knowledge of the sport at the High School
Have a current first aid card and AED
training on file with the school Athletic Director.
Required IHSA certification
Required to take the sexual harassment class
offered by the district.
Previous coaching experience in assigned
sport is recommended.
All coaches must submit to a criminal
background check and hold a current first aid/CPR card.
Athletic Director and Principal
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop a written philosophy statement and
conduct a preseason meeting with parents and players to discuss
acceptable player behavior, practice procedures, substance
abuse policy and other guidelines that relate to program
Determine the system of play. Establish goals
Have a thorough knowledge of all District and
State Athletic Policies and be responsible for their
Understand and follow the proper administrative
line of command and refer all requests or grievances through
Conduct oneself as a positive role model.
Report all rule violations or suspected
violations to the school athletic director.
Consult with the athletic director and
principal, or his designee, in matters of purchasing equipment,
scheduling, and coaching assignments.
Turn in squad rosters as directed to the
Be responsible for the collection of equipment
and have athletic fines resolved by the end of the
Responsible for seasonal and off seasonal
Prepare travel rosters and itineraries prior to
the 48 hours of departure.
Maintain a yearly inventory of all new and used
Other job related duties as assigned.
Work to develop positive athlete-teacher
relationship. Initiate during the season grade check, conduct
athletic study time, if necessary
Enforce and follow the school rules and grade
Ride the team bus to and from practices or
Remain at practice or contest until all athletes
have left the athletic area.
Develop a sports specific safety plan. a. Show
team members the Informed Consent Video dealing with risk of
injury involved with sport activity.
Require appropriate behavior on road trips by
supervising students in motels and restaurants.
Keep accurate records of all athletic award
winners. Keep an inventory of all awards and certificates on
hand. Prepare a list of award winners and their awards for use
at the awards program. Sign all certificates and package for
use at the program. Order chenille letters, patches, senior
plaques and 3 year medallions and other special award
Promote and encourage fair play, good
sportsmanship, and ethical standards of conduct both on and off
Forewarn all participants that involvement in
physical confrontation could result in removal from game and/or
suspension from subsequent games.
Assist athletic director and principal in hiring
Train and inform staff, encourage professional
growth by urging them to attend clinics and workshops.
Delegate specific duties, supervise
implementation, and at season's end, analyze staff
effectiveness and evaluate all assistants
Establish a working relationship with the junior
high and elementary coaches for the purpose of creating strong
feeder programs for their sport.
Continue professional growth by attending
classes, clinics, workshops, and affiliations with professional
This position is evaluated annually by
the principal with input from the athletic director using the
categories listed in the job description. This is a year
Maintain emotional control under stress.
Maintain positive attitude when dealing with customers.
Frequent district and some statewide travel. Work with
frequent interruptions, frequent prolonged and irregular
hours. Some exposure to hot or cold weather
Schedule B assignments are appointed