Athletics/Activities | Assistant Coach | District Wide | Available: 11/19/2024 | Closing: Until Filled


Description:  Assistant Coach / B Squad РBoys Basketball

Job Summary:  Assist the varsity head coach with all aspects of the 9-12 boys basketball program, including leading the B-Squad team. This coach is expected to coordinate the instruction, training, and development of all athletes and coaches at this level in the sport; model a transformational, purpose-driven philosophy; represent a holistic definition of success; commit to personal development and collaboration; display a values-based approach as a coach who develops people first, and then the athlete; coach the athlete first, and then the skill; coach for the student-athletes before themselves; make a lasting, positive impact on the school community; have meaningful, rewarding personal coaching experiences.

  • Fulfills the following criteria:
    • Strong work ethic and dedication to furthering the benefits of participation in co-curricular activities.
    • Leadership skills including but not limited to organization, vision, motivation, and conflict resolution.¬† Ability to work with student athletes, parents, staff, and community.¬† ¬†
    • Can verify substantial knowledge of the rules and technical aspects of competitive basketball; and
    • Can verify substantial knowledge of Minnesota High School League rules.
  • Ability to lift and move around objects weighting 10+ pounds regularly.
  • A strong background in high school¬†and/or collegitate basketball as a participant and/or coach is preferred.

Responsible to:

  • The Activities Director, who provides overall objectives in conjunction with the High School Principal


  • The athletes in his/her sport in grades 7-12 in conjunction with the Athletic Director, and respective Principal

Duties and Responsibilities:
1.       To actively coach at the varsity level and junior varsity level.
2.       To start and end the season in accordance with the rules of the Minnesota State High School League or local rule modifications.
3.       Has thorough knowledge of the Athletic Policies of the District and is responsible for their implementation of the sports program.
4.       Has knowledge of existing state and league regulations.

Staff Responsibilities:
1.       Follows the fundamental philosophy, skills and techniques to be taught by staff.  
2.       Maintains discipline, adjusts grievances and works to increase morale and cooperation.
3.       Performs such other duties as assigned by the Activities Director.

Administrative Duties:
1.       Leads the necessary preparation to hold scheduled sporting event or practice and adheres to scheduled facility time. 
2.       Makes sure all participants have proper forms turned into the athletic office before they begin practice.
3.       Leads recommendations towards new policy, method or procedural change.
4.       Provides proper safeguards for maintenance and protection of team equipment.

Student Responsibilities:
1.       Provides training rules and any other unique regulations of the sport to each athlete who is considered a participant.
2.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Gives constant attention to a student’s grades and conduct.
3.       By his/her presence at all games, practices and while traveling, provides assistance, guidance and safeguards for each participant.
4.       Follows programs and policies concerning injuries, medical attention and emergencies.

Finance, Equipment and Facilities:
1.       Permits athletes to only be in authorized areas of the building at appropriate times.
2.       Examines locker room before and after practice and games, checking on general cleanliness of the facility.  Responsible for cleanliness and maintenance of specific sports equipment.
3.       Secure all doors and lights before leaving the building if custodians are not on duty.
4.       Instills in each player a respect for equipment and school property, its care and use.
5.       Ensure proper set-up and upkeep of sports facilities.

Additional Responsibilities:
1.       Attend MSHSL rules interpretation meetings.
2.       Attend annual coaches meetings and training.

Salary:¬†Varies based on experience in accordance with teacher’s master agreement.

Application Procedure:  Candidates may apply for this opportunity via the school website at

Big Lake Schools is an equal opportunity employer: applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.