Varsity Track Coach

Posted 3 months ago


Position:                            Varsity Head Track Coach
Location:                           Robichaud High School
Start Date:                         2020-2021 School Year –Spring Season
Reports to:                        Athletic Director and Principal
Work Hours:                    Hours & Calendar Will Reflect High School Athletics Track Schedule

  1. Must be available to perform coaching responsibilities, games and practices outside of your contractual day. (Daily contractual hours will not be modified to accommodate coaching schedule.)
  2. Track knowledge and experience.  Track coaching experience, preferred.
  3. Understanding of Michigan High School Athletic Association rules and regulations.
  4. Ability to communicate and work well with High School students.
  5. Ability to communicate and work well with parents, staff and the community.
  6. Michigan Certified Teacher, preferred.  Must be a High School Graduate or equivalent.
  • Coach’s individual participants in the skills necessary for excellent achievement in the sport involved.
  • Plans and schedules a regular program of practice in season.
  • Works closely with other coaches and/or principals in scheduling intramural and interscholastic contests.
  • Recommends purchase of equipment, supplies, and uniforms as appropriate.
  • Maintains necessary attendance forms, insurance records, evidence of physical examination and similar paperwork.
  • Oversee the safety conditions of the facility or area in which the assigned sport is conducted at all times those students are present.
  • Aids in establishment of performance criteria for interscholastic competition in his sport.
  • Enforces disciplined and sportsmanlike behavior at all times, and establishes and oversees penalties for breach of such standards by individual students.
  • Participates in annual MHSAA Sponsored rules interpretation meeting for their individual sport(s). To abide by MHSAA by-laws, at least one coach form each sport must attend rules interpretation meetings.
  • Attend additional meetings when specifically requested by the athletic director and/or principal.
  • Bring recommendation for volunteers and assistants to the principal and Board of Education for approval.
  • Work collaboratively with other coaches to provide student with opportunities for physical conditioning
  • Outside of the season, including summer conditioning and workouts.
  • Work collaboratively with administration to support the program while at the same time controlling district expenses
  • Is responsible for student supervision and safety before and after all activities and events both home and away. 
  • Maintains consistent communication with Athletic Director
  • Develop positive self-image with athletics
  • Attends clinics / workshops related to sport.
  • Utilize sound teaching methods to develop skills / techniques.
  • Demonstrate positive team sportsmanship toward opponents and officials.
  • Demonstrates effective management of pre-contest details.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director.
This posting should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position or that this is the exclusive list of job functions or expectations associated with this position.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required for this position.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. 
Add, subtract, and multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Work with parents and children of diverse cultural backgrounds.  Develop effective working relationships with students, staff, and the school community.  Perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk or run; stand; use hands to manipulate or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 150 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions within the work environment.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in both outdoor and indoor environments and is frequently exposed to extreme temperatures, wet, and/or humid conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.  At times, the employee may be directly responsible for the safety and well-being of students and therefore must be able to respond rapidly in emergency situations.
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