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Head Freshman Football Coach

Marion City Schools
Marion, OH, US

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Teaching, Athletics Coach

Marion, Ohio

April 15, 2024

May 16, 2024

July 8, 2024


Anticipated Opening for 2024-2025 Fall Season


Head Freshman Football - Range IV - Harding High School

Time Schedule:

Seasonal as determined by the OHSAA

Salary Rate or Ratio:

Salary / Stipend

Reports to:

Athletic Director/Designee

Employment Status:

Supplemental Contract

FLSA Status:



To lead, promote, and facilitate student athletes to achieve maximum potential in the chosen activity / sport by instillin g ethical values, teamwork and a winning attitude. To organize and coordinate practices and meetings by utilizing assistants and all available resources to promote and teach the fundamentals of the activity / sport.

  • PASP - Pupil Activity Supervisor Permit issued by The Ohio Department of Education, which includes:
-Fundamentals of Coaching

-Concussion Education

-Valid CPR Certification

-First Aide/Health Safety
  • A thorough knowledge of the sport / activity that is being taught
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training - Lindsey's Law
  • Alternative to the above qualifications as superintendent and / or board of education may find appropriate
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • An extensive knowledge and background of the sport that he / she is coaching
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
  • Effective, active listening skills
  • Organizational and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of child development and an understanding of age appropriate tasks
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Interacts in a positive manner with staff, parents and students
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships
Essential Functions:
  • Exhibit professional behavior, emotional stability and sound judgment
  • Respond appropriately to crisis situations (i.e. emergencies, employee/parent concerns)
  • Ensure the safety of students
  • Set a good moral and ethical example for athletes, the student body, and community
  • Work cooperatively with the Athletic Boosters to better the athletic program
  • Follow the athletic policy so there will be consistency in dealing with athletes in a fair and firm manner
  • Conduct oneself in an ethical manner during contests and practices
  • Set up practice schedules
  • Notify parents of athlete(s) needing medical attention, refer for a physical and keep records of injury
  • Responsible for all equipment and inventory in conjunction with the athletic director
  • Responsible for handing out, collecting, cleaning and storage of equipment
  • Assist in setting up itineraries and bus schedule for away games
  • Be present at all practices and contests or have a designated coach in charge until all players have left the field or building
  • Cooperate with other sports/coaches to develop a total athletic program
  • Promote good public relations by personal appearance, attitude, and conversation
  • Maintain good attendance and punctuality
  • Work cooperatively with the teaching staff, administration and parents
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support the philosophy of the varsity level programs
  • Assign responsibilities to trainers and managers
  • Submit required lists and reports (roster for eligibility and for programs) to the athletic director in a timely manner with all required information
  • Completely discuss procedures and responsibilities with all assistant coaches
  • Assist in planning special events such as pep assemblies, homecoming, and parent's night
  • Make decisions on all athletic awards and conduct player voting for awards required
  • Inform all athletes of their rights and procedures if they are denied participation or dismissed from the squad
  • Keep abreast of new techniques and innovations by attending clinics and reading material
  • Be able to assist and attend Athletic Boosters and Athletic Council meetings, if needed
  • Promote the program to the parents, community, and students
  • Organize and plan awards programs for your sport
  • Assist in the recruitment, interviewing, hiring, and training of assistant coaches for the middle school
  • Establish a communications system to athletes and parents from elementary to varsity levels
  • Assist in the collection of required student athlete forms, pay-to-participate fees, etc.
  • Assist the athletic director in the evaluation of assistant coaches
  • Assist athletic director in scheduling contests
  • Maintain appropriate licenses/endorsements and training hours as required
  • Adhere to all standards established by the Ohio Department of Education for Licensed Educators
  • Maintain good attendance and punctuality
  • Refer suspected cases of child abuse immediately to the appropriate child protective services/law enforcement agency as mandated by state law and Board of Education policy
  • Promote good public relations by personal appearance, attitude and conversation
  • Be able to use athletic software
  • Follows Board Policy
  • Other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director
Equipment Operated:
  • First aid kit
  • Motor vehicle
  • Sport appropriate equipment such as batting cages, golf carts, blocking sleds, goal posts, etc.
  • Potential use of technology (computer, cell phone, etc.)
Additional Working Conditions:
  • Occasional exposure to bodily fluids
  • After school and weekend work
  • Requirement to travel both daily and possibly overnight
  • Occasional operation of a motor vehicle in inclement weather conditions
  • Lift, carry, push, and pull various supplies and materials up to a maximum of 50 pounds
NOTE: The above lists are not ranked in order of importance.

Employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed controlled substance use in the workplace throughout his/her employment with the District.

This job description is subject to change and in no manner states or implies that these are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed by the incumbent. The incumbent will be required to follow the instructions and perform the duties required by the incumbent's supervisor, appointing authority.

Marion City Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer
it is the policy of the Marion City Schools Board of Education that the best-qualified applicant shall be selected for each position without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, political affiliation, disabling or military status. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment which is unrelated to the ability to participate in activities involved in the position or program for which application has been made.

How to Apply:

Internal and External (Lay Coach) Applicant:

If you are interested in being considered for this position, you must apply on The Marion City School's website prior to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2024. Here is the link to apply:

If you have questions, contact Athletic Director Sean Kearns via email or call 740.223.4634.

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