The job of Assistant Coach at the high school level is to assist in the education, leadership, supervision and organization of the assigned building interscholastic sport/activity.Coaching Required Attachments:
- 3 Coaching reference Forms and/or Letters
- First Aid/CPR Card
This position is for the 2023-24 school year.Prior experience coaching baseball at the high school level or above. Demonstrated ability to successfully work and communicate in a respectful and professional manner with coaches, staff, students, parents and community members. First Aid/CPR/Concussion training required prior to first day of practice. Further WIAA/OSD required training completed within first 2 weeks of season. The Olympia School District is committed to increasing the diversity of staff in our schools. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area.Essential Functions:
- Provides leadership and organization for assigned sport/activity as directed by the Head Coach and building Athletic Director.
- Provides direction and ongoing supervision of athletes, managers and support personnel before/during/after practices/conditioning sessions, games, travel and other school-sanctioned events as assigned by the Head Coach and building Athletic Director.
- Maintains current knowledge of all national, state, league and District rules and regulations related to the assigned sport/activity, student participation and parent/community involvement.
- Reports in writing, to the Head Coach, any equipment and/or facility found to be in an unsafe condition.
- Teaches and emphasizes safety procedures and precautions to all athletes on a daily basis throughout the season.
- Completes annual evaluation process within established timelines.
- Immediately reports all injuries using the OSD Accident Report Form and established process and communicates with Head Coach regarding all injuries and return to play timelines.
- Monitors student compliance with provisions of the OSD Athletic Code (Policy 3202); OSD Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy 3200; Building/Team Rules and Regulations; and WIAA Rules and Regulations.
- Reports violations or suspected violations of established rules and regulations to the Head Coach and building Athletic Director within 24 hours of becoming aware of the violation or suspected violation.
- Assists other personnel, as may be required, for the purpose of supporting them in completion of their work activities.
- Participates in various meetings (e.g. parent conferences, professional development, hearings, site meetings, etc.) for the purpose of receiving and/or providing information and/or meeting credential requirements.
- Experience: Prior experience as an Assistant, Head or Approved Volunteer Coach in the designated sport/activity.
- Licenses, Certifications, Bonding, and/or Testing:
- Criminal Justice Fingerprint Clearance.
- Current First Aid/CPR Certification.
- Current WIAA/OSD-approved training in "Head Injuries/Concussions".
- Holds, at a minimum, WIAA "Continuous Training Level" status; WIAA "Experienced" or "Preferred" Coaching Standard is preferred.
- Successfully passed WIAA Rules tests and/or WIAA Officials test for specific sport.
- For swim/diving coaches: Red Cross Safety Training for Swim Coaches or Lifeguard Certification (U.S. Diving Safety Certification for Diving may be substituted for diving coaches) is required.
- For Pole Vault coaches: "Pole Vault Coaching Training" is required.
- Additional training as required by the Olympia School District.
- Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities:
- Ability, by use of required skills, to motivate student athletes, communicate with individuals and groups from varied educational and cultural backgrounds; work cooperatively with other coaches, administrators, staff, and support personnel; organize and manage assigned aspects of the assigned sport/activity; and support District/building philosophy/goals and objectives for student activities.
- Abilities to stand and walk for prolonged periods, perform a variety of specialized and responsible tasks, maintain records, establish and maintain cooperative professional working relationships with students, parents, other school personnel and meet schedule and established deadlines.