COACH (Continual Posting - Posting of this position does not necessarily indicate immediate opening)

Posted 10 months ago
Position Areas



  • NHS Teaching Sport Skills, NHS Fundamental of Coaching Certificate, and NHS Concussion in Sports – What you need to know certificate
  • Current CPR & First Aid Certification
  • Fingerprint Background Clearance through DPS and FBI
  • Has previous successful coaching experience in the assigned sport.
  • Must have substantial knowledge of the technical aspects of the sport and at the same time must continue to examine new theories and procedures pertinent to the field.
Job goal: To instruct athletes in the fundamental skills, strategy and physical training necessary for them to realize a degree of individual and team success. At the same time,
 the student shall receive instruction that will lead to the formulation of moral values, pride of accomplishment, acceptable social behavior, self-discipline, and self-confidence.

  • The success of athletic programs has a strong influence on the community's image of the entire system. The public exposure is a considerable responsibility and community parent pressure for winning performance is taxing, but must not over-ride the objectives of good sportsmanship and good mental health.
  • The position includes other unusual aspects such as extended time risk injury factor and due process predicaments.
  • It is the express intent of this job description to give sufficient guidelines to function. In cases not specifically covered, it shall be assumed that a coach shall exercise common sense and good judgment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Has a thorough knowledge of the Athletic Policy approved by the Florence Unified Governing Board of Education.
  • Has knowledge of existing system AIA Divisions and Section regulations.
  • Understands the proper administrative line of command and refers all requests or grievances through proper channels.
  • Provides support to the vision and mission of the FUSD.  Supports all other academic and athletic programs.
  • Understands that it is unethical and unprofessional to degrade, criticize, and refuse to support or tamper with another coach's program. Coaches are expected to support other coaches.
  • Is aware of all public/staff/departmental meetings that require attendance. 
Staff Responsibilities:
  • Establishes the fundamental philosophy, skills and techniques to be taught by staff.
  • Maintains discipline, adjusts grievances and works to increase morale and cooperation. 
Student Responsibilities:
  • Provides training rules and any other unique regulations of the sport to each athlete who is considered a participant. Inform your athletes at the beginning of each season of your special training rules with their consequences and post these for all to see. Send a copy to the A.D. office.
  • Gives constant attention to a student athlete's grades and conduct.
  • By his/her presence at all practices, games and while traveling, provides assistance, guidance and safeguards for each participant.
  • Initiates programs and policies concerning injuries, medical attention and emergencies.
  • Completes paperwork on all disabling athletic injuries on the proper forms and submits to the athletic office within 24 hours.
  • Directs student managers, assistants and statisticians.
  • Determines discipline, delineates procedures concerning due process when the enforcement of discipline is necessary and contacts parents when a student is dropped or becomes ineligible.
  • Assists athletes in their college or advanced educational selection.
  • Operates through the A.D.'s office for early dismissal PRIOR to trips.
  • Keeps pertinent and accurate statistics of individual athletes and teams as necessary for school and state records.
  • Compiles the season records, final team rosters and team/individual achievements at the end of their respective seasons. Forms are available in the A.D.'s office.
  • Immediately reports AIA and HS rule violations to the Athletic Director.
  • Supplies the A.D.'s office with an accurate number of athletes traveling on meal trips no later than 3:00 p.m. on Monday during the course of the season. Failure to do so may result in insufficient or no funds for meals. Head coach is responsible to explain the predicament to unhappy parents.
  • Immediately returns any and all meal and motel receipts to the A.D.'s secretary.
  • Evaluates AIA officials for all games; not just the contests that you feel are poorly officiated. Do not complain about "poor officiating" if you are not consistently doing evaluations of all officials. Make a copy of your evaluations and send them to the A.D,'s office. Mail your evaluations directly to the AIA office.
  • Keep the Emergency Consent to treat forms with the team at all times, especially when you travel.
Finance and Equipment:
  • Participates in the budgeting function with the A.D. by establishing requirements for the next season. Recommends equipment guidelines as to type, style, color or technical specifications. Is responsible for operating within budget appropriations.
  • Is accountable for all equipment and collects the cost of any equipment lost or not returned, Compiles a list of those athletes that have not turned in equipment and submits it to the A.D. Athlete is not allowed to participate in the next sport until restitution is made. Arranges for issuing, storing and reconditioning of equipment and submits annual inventory and current records concerning same.
  • Properly marks and identifies all equipment before issuing or storing.
  • Monitors equipment rooms and coaches' offices. Authorizes who may enter issue or requisition equipment.
  • Permits the athletes to only be in authorized areas of the building at the appropriate times, never leave athletes in the locker room or weight room unsupervised! Never put an athlete in charge of your keys.
  • Examines locker rooms before and after practices and games checking on general cleanliness of the facility. Responsible for cleanliness and maintenance of specific sport equipment.
  • Secures all doors, lights, windows and locks before leaving the building. This includes staff members that personally use or supervise the use of the weight room.
  • Instills in each player a respect of equipment and school property, its care and proper use.
  • Provides the A.D. the names of athletes that will be receiving awards in their respective sport. This includes all athletes that will receive a Varsity Certificate and Varsity Letter. Also each sport is allocated three engraved plaques. A.D. must have the names and pertinent information as soon as the season ends.
  • Arrange for any and all fund raisers through the Athletic Director.
Public Relations:
  • Organizes parents, coaches, players, and guests for preseason meeting.
  • Promotes the sport within the school through recruiting athletes that are not in another sports program and promotes the sport outside the school through news media, Little League programs, K8 programs, or in any other feasible manner.
  • Responsible for the quality, effectiveness and validity of any oral or written release to local media. at no time will a coach use the media to criticize any school administrator, school team, coach, player, game official or the AIA.
  • Responsible for maintaining good public relations with news media, Booster Club, parents, officials, volunteers, and fans.
  • Presents information to news media concerning schedules, tournaments and results.
  • Makes press releases for the Florence Blade-Reminder and school announcements.

Dependent on sport and K8 or HS level
FLSA Exempt

Notice of Nondiscrimination 
The Florence Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in admission or access to or treatment or employment in its policies, procedures or practices, in compliance with Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Florence Unified School District Career and Technical Education Department does not discriminate in enrollment or access to any of the programs available Accounting, Audio/Visual, Bio Science, Business Management, Business Operations, Construction, Culinary Arts, Education Professions, Fire Science, Hospitality Management, Law Enforcement, Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant, and Veterinary Assistant.  The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs.  The Florence Unified School District also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.
This notice is provided as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance coordinator(s). Tony Jimenez, Title IX Coordinator, Florence Unified School District-1000 South Main, Florence, Arizona. (520)-866-3500 or Dawn Winsor, 504 Coordinator, 1000 South Main, Florence High School-1000 South Main Street, Florence, Arizona.  (520) 866-3560.

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Florence Unified School District #1

P.O. Box 2850 1000 S. Main Street, Florence, AZ 85132

At the following locations


1000 S. Main Street , Florence, AZ 85132