Head Cross Country Coach

Posted On: Jan 24th, 2018
Posted By: BGurvey
Clinton High School, Clinton
Barry Gurvey
217-935-8337
bgurvey@cusd15.org
Job Description :

Clinton High School is seeking a Head Cross Country Coach for the 2018 season.  Applicants should fill out an online application at www.cusd15.org and send a letter of application to Barry Gurvey, Athletic Director at bgurvey@cusd15.org.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Valid IL Teaching Certificate or ASEP Certification
  • Minimum 2 years experience as a cross country coach
  • Experience as a coach and/or athlete at the high school and/or collegiate level
  • Excellent organizational skills

 

Job Summary:

The Head Coach will be responsible for building and maintaining the cross country program which will include, but not limited to:

  • Maintaining enough athletes to support male and female levels of competition
  • Off season conditioning and training
  • Summer contact days
    • Summer camps for current and prospective athletes
  • Monitor all athletes’ academic progress
    • Follow and enforce established eligibility requirements of CHS and the IHSA
  • Maintaining the cross country activity fund
  • Assessing athlete’s skills and determining a training program designed to improve each athlete’s running skills
  • Organize practice schedule
    • Organize individual practices to provide individual and team development
  • Work with the Athletic Director in formulating practice and meet schedules
  • Assign duties to assistant coaches, if necessary
  • Evaluates assistant coaches, if necessary
  • Coaches and instructs athletes, individually or in groups, regarding the rules, regulations, equipment, and techniques of the sport.
  • Observes athletes in practices and games to determine the need for individual and/or team improvement
  • Determines meet strategy based on opponent and the team’s capabilities
  • Works with the Junior High cross country program to provide a smooth transition to the High School program
  • Establishes team rules and goals
    • Shares team rules with players and parents
    • Holds parent meeting during the first 2 weeks of the season to explain team rules and set out expectations for the members of the team
  • Follows established procedures in the event of an injury to an athlete
  • Ensures all athletes are supervised at all times when involved with team activities
  • Adheres to all school, CIC, and IHSA regulations regarding cross country and athletics in general
  • Maintains proper sportsmanship on the team at all times
  • Represents the cross country program when making a request of the Athletic Booster Club
  • Maintains an inventory of all equipment
  • Submits a list of all award winners in a timely fashion at the conclusion of each season
  • Attends professional development clinics/conferences specific to cross country

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