The head football coach serves as the leader of the football team. From game preparations to the actual game itself, the head football coach provides guidance and instructions to help the team succeed. They are in charge of formulating game plans, designing training programs, holding team meetings, and managing team members.
Apart from game-related activities, a head football coach may also be responsible for managing outreach programs, hosting sports camps, and establishing team-building sessions off the field. When an individual player needs additional coaching, the head football coach is also there to help.
For most employers, the basic requirements for a head football coach are a bachelor's degree in sports science, sports medicine, kinesiology, or a similar field and experience in sports coaching. To become successful in this career, one must have strong discipline, patience, good sportsmanship, and strong management and leadership skills. Since they are working with a team and other sports professionals, a head football coach also needs great interpersonal and communication skills.
In exchange for leading a team to success, a head football coach earns $47,000 a year, on average.