Assistant Coach Softball
Position: Athletic Assistant Coach
Reports To: Building Athletic Director
Salary Schedule / Grade: Stipend According to the DEA Master Agreement
F.L.S.A Status: Non-exempt
Under the direction of the building athletic director/principal, head coach and assistant coach instructs and works with athletes to prepare them for competition. Coaches help athletes to play their best individually and as a team in sports such as football, baseball, basketball, softball, soccer, volleyball, wrestling, tennis, cross country, swimming, track and golf. Coaches are experts on the rules, strategies, and techniques of their sports. Coach must also know about sports equipment, physical fitness, safety as well as the related eligibility and compliance guidelines for DPS and the Ohio High School Athletics Association. Due to the increased duties and requirements from the district and the OHSAA standards, coaches will not be considered for athletic director positions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(Incumbent performs a majority of the following duties)
Organization and Communication
- Communicate information regarding expectation, practices, competitions and other events with parents, players and administration in a timely manner
- Conduct orientation programs for parents, athletes and assistant coaches
- Develop procedures and establish open communication with parents and athletes to address any issues or concerns related to the team
- Implement and follow Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA), district, state and school athletic codes, rules and philosophies
- Monitor athlete class attendance, behavior and academic progress
- Ensure quality, effectiveness and validity of any oral or written correspondence with the media
- Teach sports techniques, playing rules, strategies and playing tactics
- Practice with clear objectives and goals including practice plans
- Condition athletes appropriately for activities requiring endurance, strength and agility
- Supervise and conduct practices and contests safely; supervise locker rooms and vehicles
- Teach sportsmanship, cooperation, work ethic and responsibility to one’s team
- Respond to player injuries with approved first aid techniques
- Model appropriate behavior and sportsmanship in and out of the athletic arena
- Provide coverage for absent coaches
- Provide positive motivation
- Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat
- Respect the integrity and judgment of the game officials
- Provide a safe environment for practice and competition
- Communicate and interpret program goals and objectives to parents and community
- Strive to develop the qualities of leadership, initiative and good judgment in each team member
- Create a set of training rules for athletes which reflects the positive values of abstaining from the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco
- Encourage and assist team members to set personal goals to achieve their highest academic potential
- Recognize the individual worth and reinforce the self-image of each team member
- Exemplify the highest moral character a role model for young people
CORE BEHAVIORS & COMPETENCIES
- Coping with Stress = think critically and solve problems in difficult situations; capable of handling interruptions effectively
- Interpersonal Skills = successfully interact and engage with students, families, colleagues, administrators, and others; enjoy working with children
- Adaptability and Flexibility = willingness to change methods and approaches as appropriate
- Must be a U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the U.S.
- Must pass Federal and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation background check in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code Section 3301-83-06
- Ohio Teaching license preferred
Knowledge & Experience
- Three or more years previous coaching experience at high school or college or higher level in the sport being coached.
- Knowledge of overall operation of an athletic program
- Must pass a district background check
- Possess valid CPR/First-Aid, Pupil Activity Permit, Fundamental of Coaching, Concussion in Sports Course certificates and Cardiac Arrest Course Certificate.
- All things being equal, hiring priority is given to DEA credentialed teachers
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers and parents; skill in oral and written communication.
The physical demands described below 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.
With or without the use of aids
- Sufficient vision to read print
- Sufficient distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to focus
- Sufficient depth perception
- Sufficient color acuity
- Sufficient hearing to her verbal directions
- Sufficient hearing to her normal conversation in person and on the telephone
- Ability to speak in a voice that can be clearly heard and understood on the telephone and in face-to-face conversations and in a classroom setting
- Ability to use your arms to reach horizontally and vertically
- Sufficient dexterity to manipulate small objects and print or write legibly
- Sufficient physical ability, strength, mobility, stamina to climb, bend, stretch, stand, kneel, walk, stoop, extend legs, and stamina to lift, carry, push or pull objects, which weigh 20 pounds
- Regularly works in an office environment.
- Work may be subject to frequent interruptions
- Potential for exposure to irate parents or disruptive students
- Some assignments are subject to completion within strict timelines
Mission Statement: To equip our students to achieve success in a global society by implementing an effective and rigorous curriculum with fidelity.
The Dayton Public School District provides equal educational and employment opportunities for all people without regard to race,
gender, ethnicity, color, age, disability, religion, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, or affiliation with a union or professional organization.