High School San Diego High School Cheer Coach Opening

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Oct 24, 2020
Job Opening: Patrick Henry Head Coach-Cheer
Patrick Henry HS: Is on the eastern edge of San Diego city in an incredible neighborhood with a vibrant and diverse student population. 2020-2021 student enrollment will exceed 2,600 students. Recent construction projects on campus have elevated academic programs in theatre, music, video production, engineering, math, and world language. Recent construction projects on campus will also elevate the athletics facilities to compete with any school in the county; weight room, stadium, baseball, softball, and sand volleyball.

Job Description: PHHS is currently seeking a Head Varsity Coach for Cheer. The Head Coach will work under the supervision of the Athletic Director and the Principal of Athletics. The Head Coach is expected to fill additional coach positions within the program, organize competition and practice schedules, attend meetings, communicate with parents, and be a positive role model to every athlete within the program.

The Patrick Henry HS Cheer program is a CIF level two program which incorporates Sideline Cheer and Competition Cheer.

It is preferable for the Head Coach to have recent experience running a high school program and have a minimum of high school cheerleading experience. The following is a list of qualities we are looking for in our new Head Coach:

  • Clear articulation of a transformational coaching model. Understanding of coaching “why” and seeing coaching profession as educator, mentor, and leader of young people.
  • Effective communication skills are a requirement. Direct communication with Athletic Director, athletes, parents, other Patriot Athletics coaches, and community to promote and build a successful program.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to implement effective coaching theory, strategies, and techniques appropriate for high school athletes.
  • Ability to motivate student athletes to participate and sustain their interests in the program.
  • Demonstrate proper sportsmanship and respect for players, officials, opponents, fans, and other coaches.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and adhere to and keep abreast of NFHS, CIF and League rules.
  • Assume responsibility for inventory, selection and care of equipment.
  • Assume responsibility for proper care of the school facilities.
  • Report injuries to administration and training staff in a timely manner.
  • Adhere to Varsity Head Coach job functions as listed in the Coaches Handbook as well as general policies of the school.
  • Availability to coach during summers and vacation periods.
  • CPR, Concussion and First Aid Certified (or be willing to get certified upon hire)
  • Other Job Duties: Assist the Athletic Director in developing competition schedules, practice schedules, facilities use, transportation needs, and the program budget.
  • Requisition supplies, materials, and equipment as needed and as approved by the Athletic Director.
  • Coaching Term: November 1-April 30 (Note: 2021 is unique. Traditional coaching term is August 1 – January 31
  • Monthly stipend throughout season.
Application Process: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume via E-mail to: [email protected] Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line.