Extra Duty - High School Speech and Drama Debate Assistant Coach

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JOB TITLE:                       High School Speech and Debate Assistant Coach

DEPARTMENT:                 Fine Arts

REPORTS TO:                  Director of Fine Arts

FLSA STATUS:                 Exempt


APPROVED BY:              Chris Barber

APPROVED DATE:          04/27/2022


SUMMARY: The Assistant OHS Speech and Debate Coach helps prepare and supervise the OPS Speech and Debate Program that competes at OSSAA and NSDA Speech and Debate tournaments statewide and nationally.  The assistant coach helps prepare and facilitate students in the competitive areas listed in the NSDA Competition Event Guide.  The assistant coach helps the lead coach in registration, transportation and logistics for practice and competition. The assistant coach also supervises students and adjudicates at all speech and debate tournaments the OHS Speech and Debate team attends. 


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: These statements are intended to describe the responsibilities assigned to this position and are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

  1. Assistant the lead Speech and Debate coach in supervising students and preparing them at evening and occasional weekend practices.  

  2. May assist in organizing paperwork for tournament registrations and transportation requests for events. 

  3. Supervises and adjudicates students at speech and debate tournaments.   

  4. Assist with special projects.

  5. All other duties as assigned.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  lay coaches or outside consultants.  


QUALIFICATION:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  1. Bachelor’s degree

  2. Knowledge and experience in areas recognized by the NSDA or the National Forensics League

  3. Experience supervising students outside of a school setting preferred

  4. Oklahoma Drama/Speech and Debate certification preferred

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:  Computer literate; excellent written and oral communication ability; strong knowledge of rules, regulations, policies and laws applicable to education and special education; expertise in Oklahoma State Department of Education regulations related to curriculum and instruction.  Ability to follow all district policies and procedures.  Demonstrating strong communication skills, orally and in writing, with faculty, staff, team members, and administrators.  Ability to work without supervision, and work as a team player.  Ability to document records accurately.  Ability to manage confidential information in a manner that respects students, families, and employees.  Ability to listen effectively.  Ability to maintain emotional control under stressful situations and when working with students exhibiting non-compliant behaviors.


LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret English language.  


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts and mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.


REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written and oral instructions.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 


LICENSES and REGISTRATIONS:  Current driver’s license in good standing.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  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 frequently required to sit at a desk or in meetings for long periods; travel to school sites; and using keyboarding skills, work on a computer for long periods.  The employee may have potential exposure to human body fluids and potential physical aggression from a student that may be related to his or her disability.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Typical office environments. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.  Must have their own transportation to visit secondary sites if the teaching assignment is not at Owasso High School.

Posted By

Owasso Public Schools

1501 North Ash , Owasso, OK 74055

At the following locations

District Wide Service

501 East 2nd Avenue , Owasso, OK 74055