Coach Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 75,892 Coach resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing a Coach Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Customer Service, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write a Coach Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Coach CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand coach skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a coach : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Coach
Girls, 8%
Soccer, 8%
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Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
We compared 75,892 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a coach job required by employers is 2.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average coach job listing asks for 2.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average coach candidate have?
The average coach resume contains 3.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your coach skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from coach resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Volunteer Coach

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Coach
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Education
  • Contributed to the coaching of the Utah 5A State Championship Team.
  • provided Christian guidance to young girls in an athletic atmosphere.
  • Coached varsity wrestling team producing 2 state champion wrestlers (T.Demyan, L.France)
  • Improved athlete performances at conference, regional, and state championship meets.
  • Designed and implemented workout and training programs for the athletes.
Wrestling Coach

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Coach
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Economics
  • Coached indoor volleyball and served as a counselor at Nike Sport Camp.
  • Developed and directs a team to execute all elements of visual merchandising throughout the building.
  • Train athletes so they are given the necessary physical tools to be successful at the varsity level.
  • Implement staff development opportunities with instructional practices including instructor-led training.
  • Coached middle school and varsity wrestling.
Assistant Person's Soccer Coach

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Coach
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Education
  • Adhered strictly to rules and regulations of the activities department and the NCAA.
  • Assist in designing and overseeing an extensive over night four week camp for boys and girls ages 10-17.
  • Managed NCAA Division I program.
  • Head Coach of freshman girls volleyball team
  • Led dynamic warm-ups, recorded force measurements, and instructed proper lifting techniques to Concordia University varsity volleyball players.

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Coach
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Journalism
  • Involved in raising money for the organization through the Polar Plunge.
  • Assist in the supervision of team members & activities during weekly practices & annual NJ State Championships.
  • Coached several different teams including basketball, volleyball, and track.
  • Coached Special Olympics participants Provided education on nutrition
  • Lead and teach the children to be respectful of players, properties, and other teams.
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As a coach, you may be curious how your education stacks up against other applicants. As long as you have a bachelor's degree, you're in the majority. Our research showed that most Coaches have a 4-year degree as the highest education level.
Based on our analysis of coach resumes, the most common major for coach candidates is Business, but other majors made their way in as well. Kinesiology, Psychology and Education were relatively common.
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As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Coach Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Coaches. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Coaches to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%