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Serena High School Seeks Head Softball Coach

October 11, 2017

Serena High School

Head Varsity Softball Coach Job Description


Position Summary: The Head Softball Coach is responsible for initiating various aspect of the district-wide softball program. The head coach will be responsible for creating a program-wide philosophy, which includes common drills, skills, terminology, and off-season training expectations. The Head Softball Coach is expected to be a leader in character and follow all IHSA rules and guidelines.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Possess knowledge of the rules, regulations, strategies, and techniques of the sport
  • Possess effective coaching techniques and skills
  • Coordinate the development and promotion of the middle school/high school softball program
  • Recruit (within the school), train, and coach the members of the Softball Program
  • Hold a preseason meeting with all student athletes and parents before the first official practice
  • Identify program needs and provide recommendations of expenditures (i.e. activities, equipment, supplies, etc.) that will enhance the assigned athletic program
  • Maintain and secure all softball equipment and uniforms
  • Maintain a constant check of student athletes’ grades and conduct
  • Develop team and individual practice regiments for student athletes (i.e. strength, speed, agility, nutrition, injury prevention, etc.) for the purpose of enhancing and improving their performance
  • Assess player skills and assign team positions
  • Determine game strategy based on the team’s capabilities
  • Report scores and highlights to the media and social media accounts established by Serena High School/Serena Middle School
  • Supervise and evaluate all assistant coaches
  • Communicate regularly with the Athletic Director and administration on issues that impact the school’s athletic program (i.e. liability concerns, parent concerns, etc.)
  • Maintain a variety of records and statistics in order to comply with District, Little 10 Conference, and IHSA/IESA requirements
  • Proactively expose Serena student athletes to collegiate opportunities and assist in the recruitment process
  • Attend staff development meetings, clinics, and other professional activities to improve coaching performance
  • Complete all other appropriate tasks assigned by the athletic director and/or administration


Please submit a letter of interest and resume to:

Mr. Dean Derango                                                                                Mr. Adam West

Athletic Director                                              and/or                          Principal

Serena High School                                                                              Serena High School

DDerango@unit2.net                                                                            awest@unit2.net

Fax 815.496.6632

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