Forensics Coach

Job | Posted 17 days ago
Position Areas
Instructional/Educational Coordination


Forensics Coach

  • Instruct students in the fundamental skills, strategy and training necessary for them to realize a degree of individual and team success.
  • Provide instruction and guidance that will lead to the formulation and enhancement of self-confidence, self-discipline, good sportsmanship, acceptable social behavior, pride of accomplishment and moral values.
  • Assist students with developing material to be used in competition (Categories vary depending on Middle School or High School)
  • Teaches students theories and skills underlying the various competition events
Performance Responsibilities:
The coach is responsible for:
  • Organizing a Forensics/drama team
  • Overseeing weekly practice sessions as required for proficiency
  • Establishing and monitoring practice/behavior standards required for students to enter tournaments and underlines dress code
  • Guiding students through the process of choosing appropriate competition material
  • Mastering the rules for competition and ensuring student understanding
  • Coordinating transportation for competition (to include taking students to competition, as necessary)
  • Coordinating and participating in fundraisers to support the program such as purchasing scripts, books, etc for competition material.
  • Coordinating and facilitating VHSL competition as well as local league competitions/Invitationals (to include Saturday).
  • Judging competitions, securing judges that are required for competing and training/educating coworkers on the rules of the sport as needed to judge competitions.
  • Enforcing academic requirements, and verifying each student’s eligibility to participate in forensic activities.
  • Reviewing evaluations provided by judges and motivating students to constantly improve
  • Reviewing students’ speeches, cases and literary pieces to assess for coherent and convincing message – coaching and mentoring as necessary for continuous improvement 
  • Facilitating all administrative processes necessary for safety, legal compliance, permissions, etc, including but are not limited to:
    • Distributing drug forms and provide them to AD
    • Constructing permission forms and communicate weekly with parents
    • Monitoring grades of participating students to determine eligibility
    • Providing master eligibility list to athletic director
    • Participating in or conducting various informational meetings as required
    • Corresponding with host school providing necessary information such as student participants, categories, etc
 Skills/Essential Functions:
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others.
  • Ability to serve as a positive role model.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of skills associated with Esports.
  • Possesses strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team member and parents.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.

  • Candidate should have knowledge of teaching and coaching techniques of the activity for which he/she is applying; prior experience as a participant on a middle/high school team, or the equivalent would be preferred; previous coaching experience in other sports will be considered.
  • Candidate must complete all required information and background checks designated through the MCPS Policy Manual.

Type of Contract: Supplemental Extracurricular Activity Contract 

Posted By

Mecklenburg County Public Schools

P.O. Box 190 , Boydton, VA 23917

At the following locations

Mecklenburg County High School

25001 Highway 58 , Baskerville, VA 23915