Varsity Football Assistant Coach - Defensive Coordinator

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Position is responsible for coaching student athletes in game strategies and techniques to prepare them for athletic competition. Position motivates student athletes to develop an appreciation of the sport.


  • Holds organizational meetings for team prospects and encourages potential athletes to participate in the sport.
  • Assesses player’s skills and assigns team positions.
  • Develops a regular practice schedule and organizes practice time to provide both individual and team development.
  • Works with the athletics director in scheduling facilities for practices and competition.
  • Supervises and assigns duties to Assistant coaches as necessary.
  • Coaches and instructs players, individually or in groups, regarding the rules, regulations, equipment, and techniques of the sport.
  • Observes players, during competition and practice to determine the needs for individual or team improvement.
  • Determines game strategy based on the team’s capabilities.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior and provides proper supervision of athletes at all times.
  • Monitors the academic performance of team members to ensure that eligibility requirements are met.
  • Follows established procedures in the event of an athlete’s injury.
  • Conferences with parents/guardians, as necessary, regarding the athletic performance of their student.
  • Follows state, regional, and district regulations governing the athletic program.
  • Models sports-like behavior and maintains appropriate conduct towards players, officials, and spectators.
  • Acts as a team representative and promotes the sport by communicating with the news media, booster clubs, service clubs, and other organizations.
  • Follows established procedures for the proper care, maintenance, & requisitioning of equipment, supplies, and uniforms.
  • Works with the athletic director to develop a policy for awards and submits a list of award winners at the end of the season.
  • Participates in special activities to include parent’s night, banquets, award nights, and pep assemblies.
  • Interacts in a positive manner with staff, students and parents
  • Promotes good public relations by personal appearance, attitude and conversation
  • Experience working with teenaged athletes
  • Knowledge of academic area
  • Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Effective, active listening skills
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Organizational and problem solving skills
  • Basic knowledge of all other subject matter
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Basic computer skills
  • Excellent reading comprehension
  • Excellent math comprehension

  • High School Diploma
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard certification; current First Aid/CPR/AED Training; Connecticut Coaching Module #15 certificate
  • Experience at high school or college level preferred; combination of head coach, assistant coach, player and/or education may be substituted
  • Three years' high school coaching experience or a higher level 
  • Must possess effective coaching techniques and skills
  • Must possess knowledge of rules, regulations, strategies and techniques of the sport
  • Bilingual in Spanish, preferred
  • 15+/week during season

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Norwalk Public Schools

300 Highland Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854
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% ELL Students


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% IEP Students


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