Coach-HS Head Softball
Coach-HS Head Softball
Tyee High School
Hours Per Day: 0.00
Position Type: Coach - Seasonal
Salary: $4,011.00 - $4,868.00
Closing Date: Open Until Filled - To be considered for this position, please submit a
completed online application and upload required documents on or before
JOB TITLE: HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH
GROUP: Coaching LEVEL: High School Head
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
WORK DAYS PER FISCAL YEAR: Varies - Work days are dependent on the schedule for specific sport
SUMMARY: High school head coaches oversee the growth and development of student athletes by focusing on
fundamental skills instruction with an emphasis on whole child development to include expectations for
academic and athletic excellence, leadership skills, and positive social relationships.
CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of
Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center Heights in Washington State.
Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining
the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline
Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship.
The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline
students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future.
The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and
- Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students.
- Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-
tune their craft and grow in their profession.
- Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students,
families, community and educators work hand-in-hand.
- A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity,
excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not
exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also
be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
1. Professional Development and Leadership. The head coach will keep abreast of knowledge and techniques
associated with his/her sport by staying current with sport-specific literature and attending clinics and
2. Responsibility for Rules and Regulations. The head coach will study the rules and regulations associated
with his/her sport. The head coach will read and understand the rules and regulations of the Washington
Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA), Highline Public Schools, and the league in which his/her team
3. Program Promotion. The head coach will promote his/her sport within the school and in the community.
Scores and contest-related information will be reported to designated media and the league website
immediately following each contest.
JOB DESCRIPTION: HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH
4. Program Organization. The head coach is expected to hold practice on a daily basis and work with his/her
building athletic director to organize and schedule practice sessions. The head coach will determine the
system of play to be used on all teams within his/her program.
5. Standard of Care. The head coach is expected to provide safety training relative to his/her sport to all
participants and assistant coaches. He/she is to emphasize safety precautions at all times and maintain time,
date, and attendance records documenting safety-related instruction. The head coach is expected to have a
working knowledge of basic athletic training skills and procedures. He/she should be able to perform basic
taping and first aid functions.
6. Professionalism. The head coach is expected to exercise good judgment and project positive coaching
behaviors. The head coach is expected to assume a major role in the molding of student athletes in his/her
program and the school/community at large. The head coach is expected to teach and develop basic skills
fundamentals, leadership characteristics, and cooperative, team-oriented behavior. His/her approach is
expected to be even keel, calm, and positive. He/she is expected to be contemplative and fair-minded.
7. Sportsmanship and Ethics. The head coach is expected to serve as an example of sportsmanship and humility
at all times. When faced with obstacles or losses, he/she is expected to handle each instance with grace,
dignity, and pride. The head coach must model and insist upon ethical behavior and good citizenship at all
1. Supervision. The head coach is responsible for participants in his/her program from the time they report
until the time they leave.
2. Presentation of Rules/Regulations. The head coach thoroughly understands and explains eligibility
requirements, participation rules, and the District Eligibility Code to program participants at all levels
sometime during the first week of practice.
3. Attention to Eligibility Rules. The Head Coach ensures that each program participant has completed the
eligibility process before taking part in any form of practice activity. This can only take place when the head
coach or a designated assistant has, in his/her possession, a signed and completed Highline Public Schools
Single-Sport Clearance Form (AD-1).
4. Accident/Injury Procedure. The head coach is expected to call 911 without hesitation for serious and/or
difficult to assess injuries. The head coach is expected to fill out and submit an Accident Report Form to the
building athletic director within 24 hours of a student or staff member being injured. Emergency situations
are to be immediately reported to the building athletic director and director of athletics.
5. Media Contact. The high school head coach is expected to report scores promptly and accurately to local
news media and the league website immediately following the event. A designee may be used to complete
this task; however, the head coach maintains full responsibility for the assurance that this information is
reported after each home contest and for away contests taking place outside the local coverage area. This
includes reports on non-league tournaments and post-season events.
6. Meeting Attendance. The head coach is expected to attend building, district, league, and rules clinic
meetings as scheduled and as required by Highline Public Schools and WIAA regulations.
7. Post-Season Awards Gathering. The head coach is expected to work through the building athletic director
to seek approval for a post-season gathering that includes participants from all levels of the program and
8. Scheduling. The head coach makes scheduling recommendations to the building athletic director when
requested. The head coach does not schedule his/her own contests with the exception of designated make-
up contests due to weather conditions (outlined in rainout make-up procedures).
JOB DESCRIPTION: HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH
9. Responsibility for Playing Facility and Equipment. The head coach monitors the condition of his/her playing
facility and makes recommendations for improvements. The head coach immediately reports safety
concerns and assumes responsibility for the care of equipment and facilities used in his/her program.
10. Violations and Ejections Procedure. The head coach is expected to report a violation and/or ejection to the
building athletic director and director of athletics immediately following the contest where the infraction
11. Program Cut and Awards Criteria. The head coach is expected to develop/maintain criteria for program cuts
where applicable, school letters, certificates, and special awards. Criteria for the aforementioned items must
be pre-approved by the building athletic director and on file in his/her office. Criteria for program cuts must
be shared with program participants and parent(s)/guardian(s) on or before the first day of practice. All
other criteria must be shared with program participants and parent(s)/guardian(s) during the first week of
the season. Documentation should reflect the date of presentation and a record of who was in attendance.
12. Seasonal Summary Sheet and Coach Evaluation Process. The head coach is expected to fully complete the
Highline Public Schools Seasonal Summary Sheet as part of the evaluation process. The head coach is
expected to attend an evaluation meeting with the building athletic director following the season. He/she
is expected to present a program inventory at that time.
13. Head Coach as Program Leader. The head coach is expected to meet regularly with assistant coaches to
provide leadership, share expectations, and coordinate program goals. The head coach is expected to submit
written program goals and assistant coach/player expectations to the building athletic director on an annual
basis in advance of the season.
14. Camps and Clinics. The head coach seeks advance approval from the building athletic director and director
of athletics for camp and/or clinic programs involving Highline Public Schools players, coaches, and/or
15. Travel. The head coach seeks advance approval from the building athletic director and director of athletics
for all travel requests. Travel must be in accordance with department practice/policy, take place within the
Northwest, and involve no time lost from school.
Financial and Equipment
1. Responsibility for Program Equipment, Supplies, and Inventory. The head coach is responsible for his/her
program’s equipment/supplies and is expected to:
a) Complete an annual inventory that is submitted at the post-season evaluation meeting.
b) Retrieve all equipment and supplies from players and coaches no later than one week after the last
c) Submit a fine list no later than one week after the last contest played.
d) Mark and number each equipment and/or uniform item with school identification.
e) Coordinate repair and storage of equipment no later than one week after the last contest played.
f) Coordinate the cleaning/laundering of equipment/uniforms no later than one week after the last
2. Annual Budget Request. The head coach is expected to prepare/submit an annual budget request to the
building athletic director by the announced deadline date each spring. This budget must be accompanied by
an inventory current for that school year.
3. Fundraising Activities. The head coach is expected to seek advance approval from the building athletic
director for all fundraising activities and complete required paperwork in accordance with district guidelines.
- Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning
of the work unit and supporting student learning objectives.
JOB DESCRIPTION: HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or equivalent
Three years of sport-specific playing and/or coaching experience in a secondary and/or post-secondary athletics
program and/or related club coaching experience.
Proven training and experience in the presentation of drills, safety factors, and proper application of skills.
Five or more years of paid high school and/or post-secondary sport-specific coaching experience and/or related club
Completion of the National Federation Coaching Fundamentals Course to include passing the test.
Note: Individuals completing this course at their own expense (found at www.nfhslearn.com) will receive $100 added
to their coaching stipend for each season coached.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
21 years of age or older
Criminal background clearance
First Aid and CPR certification (must be hands-on training).
Online Concussion Training (CT). A free course is available at www.nfhslearn.com
Note: Individuals may submit an application prior to completing FA/CPR/CT Training.
League and WIAA rules and regulations
National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) sport-specific rules and regulations
Record keeping and report preparation
School board policies and procedures
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Maintain effective working relationships
Relate in a positive manner with students, staff and parents
Organize, administrate, and oversee a sport-specific athletics program at each level of the program
Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to Building Athletic Director
EVALUATION: This position will be evaluated by the building athletic director based on performance of duties
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk. The employee
frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The
employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10
pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include
close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
JOB DESCRIPTION: HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and on surfaces
that vary in height and stability. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
Created by Human Resources, 2014.01.15
Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not
intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.