Athletics/Activities | Coaching | Chatfield High School


QUALIFICATIONS:¬†1. Has the ability to organize and supervise a total sports program.¬†¬†2. Has previous successful coaching experience in assigned sport. (Major sports)¬†3. The head coach 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.¬†4. The head coach must serve as an appropriate role model for student athletes through¬†his/her instructions and actions.¬†REPORTS TO: The athletic director, who provides overall objectives and final evaluation in¬†conjunction with the high school principals¬†SUPERVISES: In several instances, the head coach must advise, coordinate and support a staff of¬†high school assistant coaches and middle school coaches in conjunction with the¬†athletic director and respective principal.¬†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 coach must instruct and demonstrate behaviors that lead to socially¬†acceptable character development, self discipline, self confidence, and pride of¬†accomplishment in the student athletes. To upgrade his/her knowledge and skills¬†through coaching clinics, observations, consultation, etc.¬†GENERAL: 1. 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 override the objectives of good sportsmanship and good¬†mental health.¬†¬†2. The position includes other unusual aspect such as extended time, risk injury¬†factor and due process predicaments.¬†¬†3. It is the express intent of this job description to give sufficient guidance to¬†function. In cases not specifically covered, it shall be assumed that a coach¬†shall exercise common sense and good judgment.¬†DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:¬†1. Has a thorough knowledge of all the athletic policies approved by the Plainwell Community¬†Schools’ Board of Education and is responsible for their implementation by the entire staff of the¬†sports program.¬†2. Has knowledge of existing system, state and league regulations; implements same consistently and¬†interprets them for staff.¬†3. Understands the proper administrative line of command and refers all requests or grievances through¬†proper channels. Is aware of all public/staff/departmental meetings that require attendance.¬†STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES:¬†4. Established the fundamental philosophy, skills and techniques to be taught by staff. Designs¬†conferences, clinics and staff meetings to insure staff awareness of overall program.¬†5. Trains and informs staff, encourages professional growth by encouraging clinic attendance according¬†to local clinic policy.¬†6. Delegates specific duties, supervises implementation and, at season’s end, analyzes staff¬†effectiveness and evaluates all assistants.¬†7. Maintains discipline, adjusts grievances and works to increase morale and cooperation.¬†8. Performs such other duties which may be assigned by the athletic director/principal.¬†ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES:¬†9. Assists the athletic director in scheduling, providing transportation and requirements for tournament¬†and special sport events.¬†10. Assists in the necessary preparation to hold scheduled sport events or practices and adheres to¬†scheduled facility times. Coordinates program with maintenance and school employees.¬†11. Provides documentation to fulfill state and system requirements concerning physical examinations,¬†parental consent and eligibility.¬†12. Provides proper safeguards for maintenance and protection of assigned equipment sites.¬†13. Advises the athletic director and recommends policy, method or procedural changes.¬†STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES:¬†14. Serves as a mentor to each athlete to promote the development and demonstration in student athletes¬†the character traits of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.¬†15. Gives constant attention to a student athlete’s grades and conduct.¬†16. By his/her presence at all practices games and while traveling, provides assistance, guidance and¬†safeguards for each participant.¬†17. Provides training rules and any other unique regulations of the sport to each athlete who is¬†considered a participant.¬†18. Initiates programs and policies concerning injuries, medical attention and emergencies.¬†19. Completes paperwork on all disabling athletic injuries on proper forms and submits to athletic office¬†within 24 hours.¬†20. Directs student managers, assistants and statisticians.¬†21. Determines discipline, delineates procedures concerning due process when the enforcement of¬†discipline is necessary and contracts parents when a student is dropped or becomes ineligible.¬†22. Assists athletes in their college or advanced educational selection.¬†FINANCE AND EQUIPMENT:¬†23. Participates in the budgeting function with the athletic director 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.¬†24. Is accountable for all equipment and collects the cost of any equipment lost or not returned.¬†Arranges for issuing, storing and reconditioning of equipment and submits annual inventory and¬†current records concerning same.¬†25. Properly marks and identifies all equipment before issuing or storing.¬†26. Monitors equipment rooms and coaches’ offices, authorizes who may enter, issue or requisition¬†equipment.¬†27. Permits the athletes to only be in authorized areas of the building at the appropriate times.¬†28. 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.¬†29. Secures all doors, lights, windows and locks before leaving building if custodians are not on duty.¬†30. Instills in each player a respect for equipment and school property, its care and proper use.¬†PUBLIC RELATIONS:¬†31. Organizes parents, coaches, players and guests for preseason meetings.¬†32. Promotes the sport within the school through recruiting athletes who are not in another sports¬†program and promotes the sport outside the school through news media, little league programs, or in¬†any other feasible manner.¬†33. Responsible for the quality, effectiveness and validity of any oral or written release to local media.¬†34. Responsible for maintaining good public relations with news media, booster club, parents, officials,¬†volunteers and fans.¬†35. Presents information to news media concerning schedules, tournaments and results.¬†