Temporary/Seasonal Coach

Ministerial Character

The principal is the visible foundation of the school which the Bishop has entrusted to the principal. The principal makes Christ’s mission present and enduring in the school. In order to fulfill this mission, the principal employs suitable, chosen collaborators. The principal shares with them Christ’s mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them.

Positions employed in the school help to extend the ministry the principal in particular ways as outlined in the job description. Therefore, the employee in this position is closely connected to athletic director and the principal in the performance of their ministry and thereby engages in ministry for the Church.

Job Summary

The Coach fulfills the mission of the Catholic school by developing, initiating, and administering the program in a particular sport which adequately prepares the student athlete for interscholastic competition. The Coach is recommended to the principal by the athletic director, hired by the principal, and evaluated in consultation with the athletic director.

Essential Duties

Supports and upholds the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school
Acts as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic Church
Supports and adheres to the Code of Conduct and policies and procedures of the school and Diocese
Maintains confidentiality regarding school matters
Models professional conduct and sensible sportsmanship while instilling these characteristics within team members
Conducts practice sessions and games according to local diocesan policy and league regulations
Schedules practices and games in consultation with the athletic director
Verifies student eligibility to practice and participate by completion of physicals, release/hold harmless, and registration
Monitors the physical condition and fitness of participants and reports injuries to parents and school officials
Continually monitors and supervises all activities of the participants at all practices and games
Teaches essential safety skills and strategies to student athletes; monitors safety compliance
Follows school and diocesan policies regarding academic eligibility, safety guidelines, and transportation rules
Distributes and collects all athletic equipment and uniforms
Communicates with athletic director, faculty, and staff regarding need for early dismissals, field, and gym use
Ensures that emergency contact information is available at practices and games
Demonstrates professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits
Maintains a work schedule that maximizes availability to the school, students and staff
Able to instruct athletes about proper strategy, skills, and rules of the game
Able to motivate student athletes to perform optimally as an individual athlete and team member
Uses approved, corrective, and positive discipline procedures in dealing with inappropriate student conduct
Collaborates with school personnel to enhance the work environment and support academic programming
Conferences with parents upon request and responds to messages in a timely manner

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the basic teachings of the Catholic Church
Knowledge of adolescent physical development and sport skills and regulations
Expertise, knowledge, and competency in fundamentals of the sport
Able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form
Able to work well with others in the school community
Skill in handling multiple tasks simultaneously
Skill in motivating and engaging student athletes
Skill in organizing and relating information in an understandable format
Skill in job appropriate technology
Skill in critical thinking and planning

Minimum Qualifications


High school or equivalent


Previous coaching and/or playing experience

Certifications and Training:

Current CPR certification and first aid training
Must submit an Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) Application for Ministry within the first week of employment, participate in an EIM abuse prevention training workshop within 60 days of submitting a complete Application for Ministry, and maintain EIM compliance during the






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