The Head Cross Country Coach/Program Director is responsible for shaping and guiding all aspects of the program, grades 6-12, and reports directly to the Director of Athletics. The head coach must be a dynamic, innovative, and inspirational leader with a demonstrated commitment and passion for working with young people while collaborating effectively with parents, faculty, administration, and colleagues. He/she will emphasize the importance of a positive team culture, demonstrate a winning attitude, model exceptional sportsmanship, and will be a skilled teacher of fundamentals, technique, and character.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Plan, organize and implement the teaching of techniques, strategies, and proper conditioning, including the off-season.
- Provide an atmosphere conducive to good sportsmanship; compile and maintain accurate performance statistics and records; utilize athletic administration curriculum.
- Work well with other sports and school programming to allow for students pursuing appropriately balanced multi-sport/activity opportunities.
- Ensure that adequate supervision is provided for all students involved in the program; provide for the safety by inspecting facilities/equipment and being aware of environmental conditions.
- Issue, collect, inventory, store equipment and uniforms consistent with department guidelines in a timely manner. Adhere to TSSAA uniform regulations.
- Develop and maintain positive, productive relationships with the entire Webb community.
- Maintain and appropriately allocate a budget for the program.
- Assist in the college recruitment process.
- Coordinate, manage, develop, and evaluate all members of the coaching staff throughout the program.
- Facilitate coaches, team, and parent meetings.
- Embraces and embodies Webb School’s purposefully stated mission statement.
- Has extensive knowledge and successful experience coaching at the club, high school and/or intercollegiate level, with preference given to those who have served as a head coach.
- Takes the initiative and possesses the energy needed to energize, lead and grow an athletic program in a K-12, coed independent school environment.
- Familiarity with TSSAA policies and procedures preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree required; graduate-level degree preferred.