Responsible for all levels and all phases of his or her sport. Particular duties may be assigned to assistants, but the head coach is responsible for things getting done correctly and on schedule.
- Enforce all rules of the Kansas State High School Activities Association
- Supervise student athletes during all facets of participation (Examples – competition travel, meetings, practices, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring activities are conducted in an environment with minimal risk of injury to the participant and that the scope of those activities is in keeping with the USD 500 Board of Education mission and policies.
- Maintain a variety of records for the purpose of complying with district, athletic conference, state and KSHSAA requirements. (Examples: required forms such as the pre-participation physical exam, concussion form, insurance waiver and medical release, activity consent forms, tryout/participation agreement forms, emergency contact information, schedules, equipment inventory, game/student athlete statistics, accurate squad roster, etc.)
- Verify that no candidate is issued equipment or allowed to practice until he/she has completed a KSHSAA pre-participation physical exam, completed a concussion form, provided signed insurance waiver and medical release and provided tryout/participation agreement forms. Ensure all transfer students have met the KSHSAA eligibility requirements prior to participation. Ensure all participating students have purchased the required activity ticket.
- Implements practice schedules and other schedules (examples: usage of facilities and equipment, staff assignments, etc.) follow all school and district policies for scheduling facilities for practice, and submit practice schedules to administration and office staff for the purpose of ensuring efficient program operation.
- Supervise practice sessions and maintain security of the locker room.
- Report all injuries of participants to proper school officials. Follow injury reporting policy as outlined in coach’s handbook and pursuant to Board of Education policy.
- Support and follow all athletic trainers assigned to practices/contests and the recommendations from the trainers with regards to student safety, injury and participation.
- Support and conform to established decisions and policy decisions of a general nature that are in keeping with the established policies and procedures of the school and of USD 500.
- Organize a system for uniform and equipment checkout, maintain an accurate inventory of all equipment, enforce rules regarding care of equipment, and ensure that all students are accountable at the conclusion of each season.
- Inform administration of equipment needs to maintain safety and performance of student athletes.
- Maintain records of evaluation procedures used in the selection process and assess student athletes for the purpose of providing feedback to students on their individual performance and/or determining team placement
- Conducts and attends a variety of supporting activities for assigned sport (ex. – league meetings, pre/post season coaches meetings, parent orientations, recognition events, banquets, etc.) for the purpose of providing information regarding the program and/or recognizing participants’ accomplishments
- Develops team and individual practice regimes for student athletes (ex. – strength, speed, agility, nutrition, injury prevention, etc.) for the purpose of enhancing and improving their performance.
- Evaluates facility and/or playing field for potential hazards, inadequate equipment, etc. for the purpose of implementing and/or assisting in making modifications or recommendations that would reduce the risk of injury.
- Oversee coaching personnel and student managers for the purpose of providing direction and monitoring activities.
- Guides coaching personnel, as may be appropriate, in instructional techniques, organization of practices, supervision guidelines and responsibilities, etc. for the purpose of providing guidance and mentoring.
- Assign duties to coaching personnel and prepare a written evaluation for each coach at the conclusion of the season
- Advise coaching personnel, parents and athletes of expectations of good sportsmanship. Make certain that coaching staff, parents and athletes know the importance of KSHSAA Rule 52.
- Monitors student athlete academic eligibility for the purpose of complying with both the KSHSAA requirements as well as the USD 500 Board of Education policy on eligibility. Provide appropriate intervention (ex. – counseling, tutoring, etc.) to students identified as needing assistance to maintain their academic eligibility.
- High School Only – Report all team scores to the appropriate media outlets for distribution and prepare other public information releases as needed.
- Other duties as assigned by the Building Principal and/or Athletic Director.
- Certified teacher or qualify for Rule 10 certification through the Kansas State High Schoo Activities Association.
- Succsesful completion of a criminal background check.
- Current certification in CPR and AED
COMMUNICATION / ORGANIZATION:
Speak clearly and concisely in written and oral form. Maintain communication with all constituents including district staff. Utilize existing technology effectively in the performance of duties. Organize work efficiently in order to support the mission and vision of Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from internal and external sources.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and is a standard acceptable level for this environment. Coach is directly responsible for students’ safety, work output and well-being. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and is a standard acceptable level for this environment.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all constituents including district staff. Ability to maintain professionalism and respond appropriately in all situations.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Varies by Sport
RATE OF PAY: Based on the KCKPS Supplemental Pay Schedule
FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT
REPORT TO: Athletic Director or Building Administrator
EVALUATION: Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Board's policy.