Athletics/Activities | Coaching | St. James Middle/High School


A position is available for the Head Varsity Softball Coach with St. James Area Athletics for the 2024 season.  This position will coordinate and lead the 7-12 Softball program and coach the Varsity Softball team.

• Must have strong experience in playing/coaching/evaluating;
• Previous experience in a supervisory role
• Must possess strong organization and communication skills
• Must be a positive role model with strong work ethic and a huge passion for the sport
• Coaches will need to be certified to coach through one or more of the following prior to beginning coaching assignment:
• Valid Minnesota teacher certification, and/or
• Valid coaching license from accredited college, and/or
• Completion of the NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching class per MSHSL policy
• The Head Softball coach will oversee the entire softball program
• Provide coaching and instruction to high school girls in a competitive program
• Work collaboratively with activities director to implement a coaching philosophy that is supportive of student/athletes’ development
• Help coaches in the program organize and implement practice plans, periodically attending practices at all age groups and levels;
• Must have strong interest and commitment to student athlete development, with an emphasis on the student as a person;
• Coordinate the selection of players for the Varsity team and all high school levels;
• Design and implement practice plans and game strategies;
• Serve as both a teacher and a role model on and off the court/field;
• Foster a fun, supportive learning environment for all players;
• Prioritize the safety of all players on and off the court/field;
• Promote the high ideals of the St. James Public Schools in positive character development of all participants by discussing the importance of education, teamwork, effort, and respect;
• Interact with and engage parents in a respectful and cooperative manner;
• Establish rules for the team in partnership with the Activities Director and consistent with MSHSL requirements pertaining to on and off-court behavior and eligibility requirements;
• Motivate student athletes to demonstrate the highest levels of performance and ethics in interscholastic athletics
• Communicate effectively with student/athletes, coaching staff, parents, and building administrators, regarding program needs and developments


Interested applicants should send a resume and letter of interest to Jared Schwanz, St. James High School Activities Director, at