Head Coach Job Openings - 8 Jobs

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    Aquajets Head Coach
    WTS International

    Ashburn, VA

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    Volleyball, Varsity Head Coach
    Loudoun County Public Schools

    Ashburn, VA

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    Soccer, Boys Varsity Assistant Coach & JV Head Coach
    Loudoun County Public Schools

    Ashburn, VA

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    Aquajets Junior Swim Coach
    WTS International

    Ashburn, VA

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    Basketball Coach
    Giant Basketball Academy

    Ashburn, VA

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    Lacrosse, Girl' JV Assistant Coach
    Loudoun County Public Schools

    Ashburn, VA

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    Head Start Grantee Specialist (Ashburn,VA)
    ICF International

    Ashburn, VA

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    Gymnastics Associate Head Coach (13731, Grade 18)
    The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission

    Hyattsville, MD

Head Coach Jobs



  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Deal with People
  • Stressful

What does a Head Coach do at Nike

* Responsible for all aspects of managing a single medium to large volume store
* Manage people, store operations and store environment to achieve sales, service, organization, customer satisfaction and profitability goals and maintain operational standards
* Manage financial budget including labor costs and overall expenses
* Develop strategies to maximize role of store within District (look beyond single store to district impact)
* Manage Department and Assistant Managers and develop in-store talent.
* Responsible for communication and delivery of rewards and recognition for store team
* Creates plans to address loss prevention concerns with LP
* Create succession plans, and effectively manage performance and corrective action processes in order to drive Human Resources planning.

What does a Head Coach do at Boulder Valley Public Schools

* The Head Girls Soccer Coach reports to the school athletic director and the school principal and is responsible for the overall Girls Soccer program at Fairview High School.
* Leadership is to be provided by the coach in the following areas:
* Coordination of varsity and lower level teams
* Summer and/or off season programs
* Development of expectations and direction of the Girls Soccer program
* Tracking of eligibility and academic progress of students
* Preparation of team for competition
* Teaching fundamental and advanced skills
* Front Range League Coaches'meetings&School Coaches'meetings
* Communication with parents, players, staff, media, etc

What does a Head Coach do at Santa Rosa City Schools

* 1. Coach and instruct students in a sport, instruct students in the proper use of equipment and rules of the specific sport2.
* Supervise students in the locker room, during practices, during athletic competitions and on buses to and from athletic competitions3.
* Maintain student discipline, including prevention of hazing, harassment and discrimination4.
* Apply the principles of"Pursuing Victory With Honor"as adopted by the Board of Education and endorsed by the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)5.
* Maintain proper inventory and care of equipment and facilities6.
* Assess student performance and make coaching decisions without regard to outside teen/youth affiliations. (For coaches who coach both at a school and for a private or community club/team

What does a Head Coach do at The College of Saint Rose

* Provide ongoing physical and mental preparation of team members through pre-season, in-season and off-season skills development, strength & conditioning, game day preparation, team-building activities
* Meet annual recruiting goals
* Limit program attrition and maintain stable roster through retention of student-athletes
* Monitor and support student-athlete academic progress
* Ensure that institutional/NCAA/NE10 rules and regulations are followed, with no major violations
* Manage program budget as identified prior to the start of each academic year
* Manage team fundraising activities
* Oversee and support team involvement in community service, AOD programs and other sponsored events
* Manage program administrative duties, including working with related support service areas in Athletic Training, Budget, Compliance, Equipment Room, Facilities, Game Day Operations, Sports Information)
* Assist with departmental projects and initiatives as assigned
* Assist with home game management as assigned
* Actively participate in Athletics Department meetings and activities as scheduled, and assist with special events

What does a Head Coach do at Stanford University

* 1. Implement team philosophy and strategy for excellence on the court.
* Oversee the community club squash program
* Plan and implement daily practices and game preparation,
* Attend all practices and games, including travel
* Assist with coordinating matches, film and film exchanges, recruiting and team fundraisers to fund the Men’s Squash program and the Head Coach position.
* Assist club officers in managing logistical and planning details of team activities and competition.
* Oversee all special events or tournaments
* Support a team atmosphere that emphasizes both athletics and academics.
* Constructively instruct members on skills and technique.
* Ensure safety of all team members, coaches and equipment is the top priority at all times
* Work collaboratively with team officers and the Club Sports administrators to develop and achieve program priorities
* Assist officers and team members in achieving recruiting goals
* Represent the team in regional or national meetings with other coaches or organizations when necessary.
* Enforce and comply with all policies and procedures established by Stanford University policy and procedures, Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) Student Activities and Leadership (SAL), and Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) policy and procedures, while serving as a positive role model for the program and Stanford University.
* Responsible for the enforcement of rules, policies, and procedures as outlined in the Club Sports Handbook, as well as all duties associated by the policies and procedures associated with the appropriate national governing body and league
* Report any policy violations to supervisor immediately
* Interface regularly with Stanford Club Sports and other offices of the University
* Represent the University in a positive fashion.
* Valid California Non-commercial Class Driver’s license.
* Current CPR, AED and First Aid
* All coach specific trainings and certifications required by DAPER.
* Any certifications required by the league or national governing body

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how to become a Head Coach

Coaches and scouts typically need a bachelor’s degree. They must also have extensive knowledge of the sport. Coaches typically gain this knowledge through their own experiences playing the sport at some level. Although previous playing experience may be beneficial, it is not required for most scouting jobs.


College and professional coaches must usually have a bachelor’s degree. This degree can typically be in any subject. However, some coaches may decide to study exercise and sports science, physiology, kinesiology, nutrition and fitness, physical education, and sports medicine.

High schools typically hire teachers or administrators at the school for most coaching jobs. If no suitable teacher is found, schools hire a qualified candidate from outside the school. For more information on education requirements for teachers, see the profile on high school teachers.

Scouts must also typically have a bachelor’s degree. Some scouts decide to get a degree in business, marketing, sales, or sports management.

Other Experience

College and professional coaching jobs also typically require experience playing the sport at some level.

Scouting jobs typically do not require experience playing a sport at the college or professional level, but it can be beneficial. Employers look for applicants with a passion for sports and an ability to spot young players who have exceptional athletic ability and skills.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most state high school athletic associations require coaches to be certified or at least complete mandatory education courses.

Certification often requires coaches to be a minimum age (at least 18 years old) and be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid. Some states also require coaches to attend classes related to sports safety and coaching fundamentals prior to becoming certified. For information of specific state coaching requirements, contact the state’s high school athletic association or visit the National Association of State Boards of Education.

Although most public high school coaches need to meet these state requirements in order to become a coach, certification may not be required for coaching and sports instructor jobs in private schools.

Some schools may require coaches to have a teaching license and complete a background check.

Certification requirements for college coaching positions also vary.

Additional certification may be highly desirable or even required in order to become an instructor in scuba diving, tennis, golf, karate, or other individual sports. There are many certifying organizations specific to the various sports, and their requirements vary.

Part-time workers and those in smaller facilities or youth leagues are less likely to need formal education or training and may not need certification.


To reach the ranks of professional coaches, a candidate usually needs years of coaching experience and a winning record at a college. Some coaches may not have previous coaching experience but are nevertheless hired at the professional level due to their success as an athlete in that sport.

Some college coaches begin their careers as graduate assistants or assistant coaches to gain the knowledge and experience needed to become a head coach. Large schools and colleges that compete at the highest levels require a head coach with substantial experience at another school or as an assistant coach.

Other college coaches may start out as high school coaches before moving up to the collegiate level.

Scouts may begin working as talent spotters in a particular area or region. They typically advance to become supervising scouts responsible for a whole territory or region.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Because coaches instruct, organize, and motivate athletes, they must have excellent communication skills. They must effectively communicate proper techniques, strategies, and rules of the sport so every player on the team understands.

Decisionmaking skills. Coaches must choose the appropriate players to use at a given position at a given time during a game and know the proper time to utilize game-managing tools such as timeouts. Coaches and scouts also must be very selective when recruiting players from lower levels of athletics.

Dedication. Coaches must attend daily practices and assist their team and individual athletes in improving their skills and physical conditioning. Coaches must be dedicated to their sport, as it often takes years to become successful.

Interpersonal skills. Being able to relate to athletes helps coaches and scouts foster positive relationships with their current players and recruit potential players.

Leadership skills. Coaches must demonstrate good leadership skills to get the most out of athletes. They also must be able to motivate, develop, and direct young athletes.

Resourcefulness. Coaches must find a strategy and develop a game plan that yields the best chances for winning. Coaches often need to create original plays or formations that provide a competitive advantage and confuse opponents.

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Real Head Coach Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Head Coach The Ohio State University Columbus, OH Sep 14, 2016 $115,000
Head Coach, Men's Golf University Athletic Association, Inc. Gainesville, FL Jul 01, 2014 $93,500
Head Coach, U.S. Paralympic National Soccer Team U.S. Soccer Federation, Inc. Chicago, IL Jan 01, 2014 $90,000
Head Coach The Ross School East Hampton, NY Sep 09, 2015 $90,000
Head Coach, Women's Tennis University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA Jul 16, 2016 $88,867
Head Coach University of Maryland College Park College Park, MD May 17, 2016 $75,013
Head Coach University of Maryland College Park College Park, MD May 17, 2016 $75,013
Head Coach University of Maryland College Park College Park, MD Aug 13, 2015 $75,013
Head Coach for Women's Ice Hockey Lindenwood Female College MO Jul 14, 2014 $75,000
Head Rugby Coach Rugby Nation, LLC Seattle, WA Sep 19, 2013 $75,000

Top Skills for a Head Coach

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Top Head Coach Skills

Head coach jobs normally have these three skills on their resumes:
  1. Prospective Student-Athletes
  2. Varsity Head
  3. Player Development
The least in demand skill at the moment for head coach jobs is Lesson Plans.

Strength, JV, Soccer Program, Hockey, Game Plans, Lesson Plans, Varsity Head, AGE Group, Championship, Practice Schedules, Player Development, Safety Rules, Practice Plans, Softball, Practice Sessions, Ncaa, Volleyball, Prospective Student-Athletes, Fundamental Skills, History

Top Head Coach Employers

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Top 10 Head Coach Employers

There are currently 10 companies with Head Coach jobs. The company with the highest employment for a Head Coach is Crossfit PISA.

Other companies that have high employment for Head Coach jobs are:
  1. Girls On The Run
  2. AAU
  3. Castilleja High School
  4. Hibbett Sports

Crossfit PISA, Girls On The Run, AAU, Castilleja High School, Hibbett Sports, Super Soccer Stars, Middle School, YMCA, UNC Hospitals, St. Mary's College Preparatory High School

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