Lakeside School, an independent 5-12 coeducational day school located in North Seattle is currently recruiting for a Head Varsity Co-ed Tennis Coach. The season begins March 2, 2020 and concludes at the latest on Saturday, May 30, 2020. A required preseason coaches meeting will be held in mid-February, and there are ordering and hiring responsibilities beginning in November.
The head varsity tennis coach, reporting to the director of athletics, will join an athletics program that includes 23 varsity teams, most of which have both sub-varsity and middle-school counterparts. The tennis program includes two varsity teams (boys and girls) and two JV teams (boys and girls). The head varsity tennis coach will be responsible for coaching duties with the varsity teams, as well as other program-wide duties as assigned by the director of athletics. Specific responsibilities include.
- Compliance with all Lakeside School, METRO League, and WIAA policies and procedures.
- Supervision and instruction of student-athletes during team activities.
- Maintenance and inventory of team equipment and apparel.
- Oversight of JV coaches and JV practice plans.
- Oversight of all four teams and the coaches for each team.
- Attendance at required program and interscholastic athletics program meetings.
- Support of multi-sport participation for student-athletes.
- Promotion of balanced achievement in all areas of school life for student athletes.
Requirements and Qualifications
- At least 25 years of age, have a clean driving record and a valid Washington state drivers’ license.
- Be available for all practices and competitions from 3pm daily during their coaching season with availability on weekends as required.
- Experience coaching tennis teams at the club, high school or college level is required.
- Possess or obtain prior to the start of the season current First Aid/CPR certification.
- Demonstration of cultural awareness, including knowledge of themselves and the culture lenses they bring to interactions.
- An understanding of different perspectives, the ability to interact respectfully with cultures other than their own, and ability to cultivate meaningful relationships with people who have different cultural frameworks.
- Candidates must satisfactorily complete two criminal background checks and possess (or obtain) a current First Aid and CPR certification prior to the start of their season.
We offer a stipend schedule that compares favorably with peer schools and clubs both locally and nationally. Coaching stipends are paid in monthly installments during the primary competition seasons. Other benefits include Lakeside Athletics apparel and access to funds for professional development. Questions about this position may be directed to Chris Hartley.
At Lakeside we are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community. To learn more about working at Lakeside, including our professional development and mentoring programs, benefits, diversity and inclusion, and opportunities for involvement in non-academic programs, please visit our Careers page on the Lakeside School website.