Varsity Head Coach

New Haven Unified School District

Class Title:

Varsity Head Coach

Basic Function:

The Varsity Head coach supervises the specific sport’s entire program, including Junior Varsity. All aspects of the program are to be conducted according to the principles of the CIF-James Logan High School Code of conduct for Inter-scholastic coaches regarding trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship.


  • Personnel – Adult: Oversight of all paid and volunteer coaches to ensure adherence with Code of conduct for Interscholastic Coaches; participate in hiring and evaluation of coaches in coordination with Athletic director and site administration
  • Personnel – Student: Select players through fair tryout system, manage team preparation according to sport, its rules and capabilities of the athletes; work with the Athletic Director and relevant school personnel to monitor student grades and attendance to ensure continued eligibility
  • Scheduling: Responsible for practice and competition scheduling in coordination with Athletic Director; games and practices schedule at least 5 days per week- head coach on-time attendance is expected at all practices and competitions.
  • Fiscal: All fundraising is to be coordinated with the Athletic Director and all deposits and expenditures must be made through either the Athletic Booster organization or Associated Student Body accounts.
  • Meeting & Rules: All head coaches must attend pre-and post-season league meetings. Must have working knowledge of CIF/NCS/BSAL/NFHS and James Logan High School rules that are relevant to their sport.
  • Communication – coaches are expected to respond to email and phone communication in a timely and professional fashion

Licenses and Other Requirements

  • Current American Red Cross or American Heart Association First Aid, CPR, AED (Automated External Defibrillators), Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Concussion certificates (current through end of season)
  • Must show proof of  passing ASEP/NFHS Fundamentals of coaching Principles course
  • Current (through end of season) Activity Supervisor Clearance Certificate or Certificate of Clearance (DOJ/FBI Clearance)

Demonstrated Knowledge and Abilities

  • Techniques used in guiding, motivating and supervising students
  • Skills utilized to maintain positive relationships with students and other adults
  • District and school rules and regulations.

Ability To:

  • Supervise an assigned campus area
  • Speak clearly, provide information in an understandable manner and give directions to others
  • Establish and maintain effective working relations with staff, students, and parents
  • Assure student compliance with the policies and procedures of the school and District
  • Observe situations and accurately determine an effective course of action

Working Conditions

  • Inside and outdoor environment
  • Driving a vehicle to conduct practice

Co-Curricular Stipend

How to Apply


The application process is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Browse New Haven US job listings and submit an online application on Ed-Join.
  2. When the hiring principal is ready to interview, applicants will be considered and may be selected to interview.
  3. If selected to interview, you will be contacted by the school to set an appointment.
  4. Once you have interviewed, if you are selected for the position, you will be contacted by the personnel department. If you are not selected for the position, you will be notified by the school.