Field Hockey HS Head Coach

Laurel, DE 19956, US
Jan 26, 2018
Job Category
Teaching, Athletics Coach


Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Teaching Certificate Preferred

Previous coaching experience preferred

Familiarity with DIAA rules, regulations, procedures, and policies


Communicates with assistant coaches in regards to roles, duties, and expectations

Cooperates with requests for information from the athletic office on time

Abides by all relevant Board of Education policies and administrative guidelines

Attends DIAA rules interpretation and all-conference meetings

Cooperates with team booster club to enhance the athletes' experience as team members

Recommends scheduling and officiating requests to the Athletic Director

Follows proper budget and purchase order procedures

Maintains and updates team and individual records

Supervises practice area and locker room when athletes are present

Publicizes team and individual accomplishments to the media and school

Demonstrates care of school facilities and equipment

Prepares a detailed inventory of team equipment and updates it after each session

Submits end-of-season list of award winners at least one week prior to the team banquet


Demonstrates enthusiasm for working with school athletes

Communicates effectively with athletes and parents

Establishes and maintains good rapport with faculty, administration, and coaching staff

Promotes all school activities and encourages students to participate in a variety of activities

Maintains cooperative and professional relations with the media regarding team information, statistics, and interviews

Keeps commitments and is punctual

Shows an interest in and monitors the academic progress of student athletes, implementing intervention plans through appropriate staff when needed

Supports team as well as individual accomplishments

Cooperates with the athletic trainer in regards to athletes' physical well being

Works with coaches at levels below high school to develop athletes

  • Conducts self in a professional and sportsmanlike manner at all times
  • Teaches the fundamental philosophy, skills, and knowledge essential to the sport
  • Develops a well-organized practice schedule with specific objectives for each practice
  • Uses personnel and strategies effectively
  • Praises athletes for positive performances
  • Offers constructive feedback for unfavorable performances
  • Promotes and monitors effective individual and team conduct at practice, during games, and in our schools and community in efforts to support the expected image and reputation of The Laurel School District
  • Plans, directs, and maintains rigorous practices in which ALL student athletes participate at honing the fundamentals of the sport daily via position work, group work, and team work segments of practice
  • Provides opportunities for as many team members as possible to participate in contests, depending upon their abilities, the opponent, and the progress of the game
  • Team's performance reflects enthusiasm, motivation, proper fundamentals, and sportsmanship
  • Learns new strategies and trends by attending clinics and reading coaching publications

Start Date: Per DIAA schedule

Reports To: Principal

Salary Range: From/To: SALARY: As per local Athletic EPER salary schedule.

Additional Job Information:
1. Completed District Coaching Application (
2. Letter of Interest (uploaded to Join Delaware Schools application)
3. A favorable criminal background check, child registry check, and tuberculin test must be submitted before the applicant's name will be submitted to the Board of Education.

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