Athletics Assistant Coach - Middle School (22-23 School Year)

Seattle Public Schools
Seattle, WA, US

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Job Category
Teaching, Athletics Coach
Grade Level
Middle School
Overview of Position

Responsibilities include coaching the designated sport under the direction of the Head Coach, assists with the Varsity team, coaches the JV (2nd) and/or JVC (3rd) team including assisting in providing guidance, instruction and experience to enhance students' personal, physical and social growth and development. This position may be held in addition to a classroom teaching or other work assignment.

Position reports to: Building Principal/Athletic Administrator and to Building Athletic Director. Receives direction from Head Coach.

Please note: This position is paid based on student participation numbers and is a stipend position.

Essential Functions

  • Prepares student-athletes mentally and physically for athletic competition.
  • Enhances student athlete's personal, physical and social growth and development in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Plans and supervises scheduled workouts and games for assigned team.
  • Instructs participants in the skills and techniques of the position played in the sport.
  • Keeps abreast of current sport knowledge and coaching techniques in designated sport by attending clinics and reviewing related literature.
  • Maintains current knowledge of WIAA and Metro rules, regulations and bylaws.
  • Attends Varsity contests as requested and provides support for the Head Coach in decision making and management of assigned sports events.
  • Assists the Head Coach in management of District-owned equipment, maintenance of records, issuing athletic awards and other functions associated with promotion and management of the designated sport program.
  • Attends meetings and clinics as required by the Athletic Department, including attending the League pre-season coaches meeting and annual WIAA sponsored rule clinics as they apply to the particular sport.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective?functioning of the work unit.


Knowledge of
  • Basic rules, strategies, coaching techniques and skills of the designated sport
  • Effective behavior management techniques, team dynamics and group learning

Skills in
  • Coaching and motivating athletes
  • Effective communication, organizing activities and giving instructions

Ability in
  • Relate to students, staff, administration and the public in a multi-ethnic environment
  • To be fair and consistent when working with students
  • To maintain accurate records and supervise fundraising activities

  • Requires stamina and endurance; requires physical exertion associated with demonstrating techniques; required to travel between sites

Typical Qualifications

Must be a high school graduate or have completed a GED program.

Minimum of one year of coaching and/or participation in the designated sport; successful completion of WIAA Coaches Requirements; must be at least 19 years of age.

Valid State of Washington Driver's License.

Valid Washington State Teacher's Certificate.

Valid "hands on" First Aid and CPR Certification; SPS Adult Sexual Misconduct Class.

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Background Clearance

This position is not eligible for benefits

Salary Schedule
Please find the salary schedule associated with this role and others like it HERE.

* 01

Please list the school(s) you are interested in coaching with (Example: Ballard High School)

* 02

Please list the sport(s) you are interested in coaching (Example: Cross Country)

* 03

Please list the season(s) for the sport(s) you are planning to coach (Example: Winter)

* 04

Have you completed the required fingerprinting check with Seattle Public Schools?
  • Yes
  • No

* 05

Please indicate date of your fingerprint clearance with Seattle Public Schools

* 06

Are you a current active Seattle Public Schools employee?
  • Yes
  • No

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