Jan 13, 2024

Head Football Coach

  • TrulyHired
  • Watertown, MA, USA
Athletics & Activities

Job Description

Head Football Coach: Watertown High School

Department: Athletics

Location: Watertown High School

Salary range: $10,049 - $12,560

Reports to: Athletic Director

Time Frame: 8/16/24 - 11/28/24



Watertown High School seeks an exceptional Head Football Coach for our Boy's Football Program. Candidates should be motivated, holding a positive attitude towards the team, coaches, and other athletic department staff members. The coach will emphasize the importance of team culture to: foster social, emotional, and physical growth & development and support student's overall character development as a student-athlete. An emphasis is placed on the importance of continuous improvement, teamwork, diversity, sportsmanship, pride, work ethic, and the understanding of creating a positive and safe experience for all student-athletes. The coach will work with our student-athletes to teach the fundamentals of football and the concept of being part of a team while fostering physical fitness and skill development.

Team Responsibilities:
  • Ensure that all athletic activities conform to MIAA guidelines, including:
    • Eligibility based on training rules, lettering procedures, grade requirements, and rules of behavior
  • Create a safe environment for students in the locker room, on the field, and at all team events
  • Effectively motivate students to perform through positive coaching strategies
  • Develop and equitably enforce team rules, while clearly communicating them to players and families
  • Coordinate and supervise high school football programs as well as individual teams
  • Design a training program and game program
  • Organize and manage the coaching staff to ensure correct program implementation
  • Help students achieve gains in athletic skills and team performance
  • Train assistant coaches in techniques, skills, philosophy, rules, and strategies
  • Ensure the continual supervision of student-athletes
  • Ensure that health and safety precautions are observed during all activities

Culture Expectations:
  • Build a positive team culture rooted in empathy, hard work, equity, and discipline
  • Promote an appreciation of physical fitness, teamwork, and sportsmanship
  • Support the value of a holistic education

Administrative Requirements:
  • Submit a complete team roster to the Athletic Director ten days before the first contest
  • Ensure proper purchasing, inventory, and care of equipment
  • Create game and practice schedules
  • Coordinate team transportation
  • Consistently hold meetings with coaches throughout the season
  • Report all major injuries incurred during practice sessions or competitions to the Athletic Director and Principal
  • Ensure all physical evaluation and permission forms are correctly completed and filed
  • Communicate effectively with all members of the school district and community organizations
  • React productively to any changes
  • Other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director, Principal, or other Administrative Staff

Required Qualifications and Skills:
  • High School Diploma (or equivalent)
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • CPR certification
  • Strong knowledge of scouting, player development, game management, and effective practice regimens
  • Prolonged sitting or standing
  • Ability to occasionally perform physical tasks, such as moving, lifting, carrying, pulling, or pushing heavy objects and materials
  • Ability to occasionally stoop, bend, and reach
  • Some travel
  • Work in noisy and crowded environments

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:
  • Experience with a language other than English (Spanish or Portuguese preferred)

Equal Opportunity Employer

Watertown Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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