JHS Girls Assistant Softball Coach

Job | Posted 4 months ago


JHS Head Girls Softball Coach

Position Purpose
The JHS Assistant Girls Softball Coach is responsible for working with JHS Head Coach to organize all levels and aspects of the program.

Essential Functions
Assists the Head Coach with all the following:

  • Manages all matters relating to the organization and administration of the team under his/her discretion
  • Abides by all relevant Board policies and administrative guidelines
  • Enforces all rules of the Illinois High School Association related to his/her sport
  • Plans all practice sessions with specific training objectives; or assigns the planning of specific activities to designated assistant coach(es).
  • Prepares public information releases regarding his/her sport
  • Assists in planning special events such as Parent Meeting, Awards, Assembly, and the like.
  • Maintains a complete, accurate, squad roster and submits copies to the Athletic Director when and as requested
  • Cooperates with the Athletic Director in setting up physical examination schedules and verifies that no student is issued equipment or allowed to practice until his/her examination card has been completed.
  • Maintains reasonable supervision over the team at all times, including locker room supervision until all squad members have left the building.
  • Arranges for or conducts spots checks to confirm that all doors are closed, lights turned off in any area that has been used.
  • Prepares a detailed equipment and supply request and submits it to the Athletic Director in sufficient time to obtain the material when needed.
  • Arranges for the presentation of team awards through the Athletic Office on time.
  • Enforces rules and regulations concerning conditioning of players, their health and safety, and conduct pursuant to the Athletic Code
  • Reports injuries promptly and exercises great care in dealing with all injuries, particularly those of a serious nature; in all cases the coach confirms that the injured athlete is receiving competent medical care. Following injuries of a serious or prolonged nature, the coach secures the signed approval of the doctor and parent before the athlete is allowed to participate again in athletic activity.
  • Displays professional conduct and sportsmanship at games and tournaments.
  • Maintains effective individual and team discipline and control.
  • Develops a well-organized practice schedule that utilizes available practice opportunities.
  • Establishes the fundamental philosophy, skills, and knowledge to be taught to the athletes.
  • Shows an interest in athletes’ academic achievements and on-season/off-season activities.
  • Provides opportunities for all members of the team to participate, consistent with their ability and persistence of effort while maintaining a competitive squad.
  • Develops rapport with the athletic coaching staff, other teachers, and administrators.
  • Conducts and/or participates in necessary in-service meetings and coaching clinics, funded by the district, in order to improve coaching performance and acquire new coaching techniques.
  • Promotes all sports in the athletic program.
  • Supports individual and team accomplishments.
  • Communicates and cooperates with parents.

Performs other related tasks as assigned by the High School Principal, High School Athletic Director, or Superintendent.                
The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Travel Requirements
Travel to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Work in standard athletic and school building environments.
                Note:    Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Job Duties for this position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to coach student-athletes in proper techniques
  • Knowledge of injury prevention/management
  • Ability to work with students, parents, assistant coaches for the success of the student-athletes and program
  • Ability to work with Athletic Director, Principal, and teachers for the success of the student-athletes and program

Qualifications Profile
  • A valid Illinois State Board of Education  teaching certificate, sub certificate, or ASEP certification is preferred.

  • Prior successful experience preferred but required.

Posted By

Jacksonville School District #117

1211 North Diamond Street, Jacksonville, IL 62650
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $13,341

% ELL Students


State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.71

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



State Average: 246