University High School Head Football Coach

Job description

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Job No: 511268
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: University High School Head Football Coach

Employee Classification: Coach Laboratory School

Division Name: Academic Affairs

College/Unit: College of Education

Department: University High School

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

To instruct athletes in the fundamental skills, strategy, and physical training necessary for them to realize a degree of individual and team success. The coach must instruct and demonstrate behaviors that lead to socially acceptable character development, self-discipline, self-confidence, and pride of accomplishment in the student athletes. The coach will upgrade his/her knowledge and skills through coaching clinics, observations, consultation, etc.

Additional Information

• The success of athletic programs has a strong influence on the community's image of the entire system. The public exposure is a considerable responsibility and community/parent pressure for winning performance is taxing but must not override the objectives of good sportsmanship and good mental health.
• The position includes other unusual aspect such as extended time, risk injury factor and due process predicaments.
• It is the express intent of this job description to give sufficient guidance to function. In cases not specifically covered, it shall be assumed that a coach shall exercise common sense and good judgment.

• Has a thorough knowledge of all the athletic policies approved by the IHSA and is responsible for their implementation by the entire staff of the sports program.
• Understands the proper administrative line of command and refers all requests or grievances through proper channels.
• Meets attendance requirements for staff meetings.

• Establishes and promotes the fundamental philosophy, skills, and techniques to be taught by staff.
• Designs conferences, clinics, and staff meetings to insure staff awareness of overall program.
• Trains and informs staff, encourages professional growth by encouraging clinic attendance.
• Delegates specific duties supervises implementation and, at season's end, analyzes staff effectiveness and evaluates all assistants.
• Maintains discipline, adjusts grievances, and works to increase morale and cooperation.
• Performs such other duties that may be assigned by the Director of Athletics and Activities.

• Assists the Director of Athletics and Activities in scheduling, providing transportation and requirements for tournament and special sport events.
• Assists in the necessary preparation to hold scheduled sport events or practices and adheres to scheduled facility times. Coordinates program with maintenance and school employees.
• Provides documentation to fulfill state and system requirements concerning physical examinations, parental consent, and eligibility.
• Provides proper safeguards for maintenance and protection of assigned equipment sites.
• Advises the Director of Athletics and Activities and recommends policy, method, or procedural changes.

• Serves as a mentor to each athlete to promote the development and demonstration in student athletes the character traits of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
• Monitors student athlete's grades and conduct.
• Provides assistance, guidance, and safeguards for each participant by his/her presence at all practices games and while traveling.
• Provides training rules and any other unique regulations of the sport to each athlete who is considered a participant.
• Initiates programs and policies concerning injuries, medical attention, and emergencies.
• Completes paperwork on all disabling athletic injuries on proper forms and submits to athletic office within 24 hours.
• Directs student managers, assistants, and statisticians.
• Determines discipline, delineates procedures concerning due process when the enforcement of discipline is necessary and contacts parents when a student is dropped or becomes ineligible.
• Assists athletes in their college or advanced educational selection.

• Participates in the budgeting function with the Director of Athletics and Activities by establishing requirements for the next season, recommending equipment guidelines as to type, style, color, or technical specifications.
• Assumes responsibility for operating within budget appropriations.
• Accounts for all equipment and collects the cost of any equipment lost or not returned.
• Arranges for issuing, storing, and reconditioning of equipment and submits annual inventory and current records.
• Properly marks, identifies, and organizes all equipment before issuing or storing.
• Monitors equipment rooms and coaches’ offices authorizes who may enter, issue or requisition equipment.
• Permits the athletes to only be in authorized areas of the building at the appropriate times.
• Examines locker rooms before and after practices and games, checking on general cleanliness of the facility.
• Assumes responsibility for cleanliness and maintenance of specific sport equipment.
• Secures all doors, lights, windows, and locks before leaving building if custodians are not on duty.
• Instills in each player a respect for equipment and school property, its care and proper use.

• Organizes parents, coaches, players, and guests for preseason meetings.
• Promotes the sport within the school through recruiting athletes who are not in another sports program and promotes the sport outside the school through news media, little league programs, or in any other feasible manner.
• Assumes responsibility for the quality, effectiveness, and validity of any oral or written release to local media.
• Assumes responsibility for maintaining good public relations with news media, booster club, parents, officials, volunteers, and fans.
• Furnishes information to news media concerning schedules, tournaments, and results.

Required Qualifications

1. Hold a valid teaching/substitute license or pass the Coaching Essentials Course offered by the IESA/IHSA.
2. Qualified to coach football per IHSA by-laws
3. Ability to participate in practices
4. Ability to organize and supervise an entire Football Program at the High School Level.
5. Has previous successful coaching experience in assigned sport.
6. Has substantial knowledge of the technical aspects of the sport and, at the same time, continue to examine new theories and procedures pertinent to the field.
7. Serve as an appropriate role model for student athletes through his/her instructions and actions.

Work Hours

Typical coaching hours

Functional Expectations

Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Remain at a workstation for extended periods
2. Distinguish colors on a monitor
3. Effectively communicate daily

Proposed Starting Date

For FY22

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Required Applicant Documents

Resume / C.V.
Reference List
Work Availability

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

Initial application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, email, or mail will not be accepted.

Please prepare in advance separate documents representing a reference list (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references), work availability, and resume/C.V. to attach to this application.

Contact Information for Applicants

Steve Evans
[email protected]

Important Information for Applicants

If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Application Opened: 04/30/2021 09:00 AM CST
Application Closes: Open until filled




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Posted: 5/2/2021
Application Due: 7/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time