Activities / Athletics (not state certified) - Derby Public Schools
Position: Activities / Athletics (not state certified)
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Athletic Coach (Head Boy's Basketball)
Job Location: Derby High School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Derby Public Schools
Derby, CT 06418
Telephone: 203-446-3921
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Job Description:

Head Boys Basketball Coach
1. Has the ability to organize and supervise a total sports program. 
 2. Has previous successful coaching experience in assigned sport. (Major sports) 
3. The head coach must have substantial knowledge of the technical aspects of the sport 
and, at the same time, must continue to examine new theories and procedures pertinent to 
the field. 
4. The head coach must serve as an appropriate role model for student athletes through 
his/her instructions and actions. 
REPORTS TO: The athletic director, who provides overall objectives and final evaluation in 
conjunction with the high school principals 
SUPERVISES: In several instances, the head coach must advise, coordinate and support a staff of 
high school assistant coaches and middle school coaches in conjunction with the 
athletic director and respective principal. 
JOB GOAL: To instruct athletes in the fundamental skills, strategy and physical training 
necessary for them to realize a degree of individual and team success. At the same 
time, 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. To upgrade his/her knowledge and skills 
through coaching clinics, observations, consultation, etc. 
GENERAL:
1. 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. 
 2. The position includes other unusual aspect such as extended time, risk injury 
factor and due process predicaments. 
3. 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. 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
1. Has a thorough knowledge of all the athletic policies approved by the Plainwell Community 
Schools' Board of Education and is responsible for their implementation by the entire staff of the 
sports program. 
2. Has knowledge of existing system, state and league regulations; implements same consistently and 
interprets them for staff. 
3. Understands the proper administrative line of command and refers all requests or grievances through 
proper channels. Is aware of all public/staff/departmental meetings that require attendance. 
STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES: 
1. Established the fundamental philosophy, skills and techniques to be taught by staff. Designs 
conferences, clinics and staff meetings to insure staff awareness of overall program. 
2. Trains and informs staff, encourages professional growth by encouraging clinic attendance according 
to local clinic policy. 
3. Delegates specific duties, supervises implementation and, at season's end, analyzes staff 
effectiveness and evaluates all assistants. 
4. Maintains discipline, adjusts grievances and works to increase morale and cooperation. 
5. Performs such other duties which may be assigned by the athletic director/principal. 
ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES:  
Assists the athletic director 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 athletic director and recommends policy, method or procedural changes. 

FINANCE AND EQUIPMENT: 
Participates in the budgeting function 
Is accountable for all equipment 
Arranges for issuing, storing and reconditioning of equipment 
PUBLIC RELATIONS: 
Organizes parents, coaches, players and guests for preseason meetings. 
Promotes the sport within the school 

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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