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Mineral County Schools 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV 26726            Phone: 304-788-4200            Fax: 304-788-4204


Coach Job Description

POSITION:                                 COACH


FLSA/CONTRACT STATUS:     Extracurricular

EMPLOYMENT TERM:              Season as established by WVSSAC and schedule approved by Principal

SALARY:                                    As per Mineral County Coaching Salary Schedule

EVALUATION:                            Performance in this position will be evaluated by the building principal/ immediate supervisor and in accordance with WV State Board Policy 5310 and Mineral County Board of Education Policy, Performance Evaluation of Personnel

JOB SUMMARY:                        Provide instruction to student athletes to prepare them to achieve personal and team goals



•     Exhibits professional and interpersonal relations

-     Cooperates with building principal, athletic director, and county staff

-     Develops rapport with coaching staff within the school

-     Develops positive relationships with participants, student body, faculty, parents, spectators, community, game officials, news media, and opponents

-     Prepares public information releases regarding his/her sport

-     Treats players, parents, staff, and students with fairness and respect while on and off the arena of play

-     Motivates staff and players

-     Appropriate appearance, behavior, and language

-     Models positive behavior at all times.

•     Follows and enforces all school, county, league, conference, and WVSSAC policies related to his/her sport;

•     Attends league, conference and WVSSAC meetings;

•     Implements fundamental sports skills and sports management systems

-     Develops and implements high caliber and quality instruction 

-     Teaches fundamental skills

-     Handles athletic injuries

-     Plans and designs quality organization of practice sessions

-     Supervises and disciplines teams appropriately

-     Manages budget and follows purchasing procedures

-     Designs pre-season planning and conditioning

-     Supervises managers and other support personnel

-     Initiates game organization skills

-     Devotes time and energy to coaching duties

-     Cares for equipment and

-     Follows end of season procedures, including collecting uniforms and equipment, and completing inventory.

•     Provides leadership and support in planning, developing and implementing an instructional program in the sport;

•     Assumes responsibility for all matters relating to the organization and administration of the team under his/her direction;

•     Assigns duties to all coaching staff, managers, and other support persons

•     Coordinates with administration in planning special events such as assemblies, parents’ night, homecoming activities, banquets, etc.

•     Maintains an accurate and current squad roster and submits copies to the athletic director and principal;

•     Cooperates with the athletic director in setting up physical examination schedules and verifies that no candidate is allowed to practice or issued equipment (if applicable) until his/her examination card has been completed and his/her insurance coverage is in effect;

•     Assists with preparation of fields/gym for practices and contests;

•     Promptly completes evaluations of officials;

•     Completes any courses/trainings required by WVSSAC

•     Assigns at least one (1) coach to be with the squad at all times;

Note:  This includes locker room supervision until all squad members have left the building.  A spot check should then be made to see that all windows, doors, and gates are locked in any area that has been used.

•     Prepares a detailed equipment and supply request and submits it to the athletic director or principal;

•     Arranges for the presentation of team awards through the athletic director or principal;

•     Recommends teams that may be scheduled and officials to be employed to the athletic director or principal;

•     Enforces rules and regulations concerning conditioning of players and their health and safety;

•     Reports injuries to the athletic trainer, athletic director and principal;

Note:  Coaches should exercise great care in dealing with all injuries and particularly those that are of a serious nature.  In all cases, the coach should assure that the inured athlete is receiving competent medical care.  Following injuries of a serious or prolonged nature, the coach should secure the signed approval of the doctor and the parent before the athlete is allowed to participate again in athletic activities

•     Completes accident reports

•     Fosters a climate conducive to learning;

•     Establishes and implements an improvement process for the sport;

•     Establishes a communications program with parents and the community;

•     Maintains professional work habits;

•     Maintains and upgrades his/her professional skills in order to improve instruction for students;

  •     Adheres to Employee Code of Conduct; and

  •     Performs duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.



  •     Professional Teaching Certificate or Eligibility for Coaching Authorization; and

  •     Criminal background check conducted pursuant to WV Code §18-5-15c and/or §18A-3-10, as appropriate

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed drugs while in the workplace.  Alcohol and controlled substance which affects employee productivity, safety or judgment in the workplace will not be tolerated.



The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stoop, reach, stand, walk, lift, pull, push, grasp, talk, hear, see, climb, use technology such as computers and multi-media equipment, and use repetitive motions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee may frequently lift and or move up to 50 pounds of materials, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment may be indoors in a gymnasium or outdoors with temperatures ranging from 20 degrees to in excess of 90 degrees F.  The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud (60 -90 dB).

The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.


Review Date:  2-2018

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