Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Upper School Field Hockey Assistant Coach, beginning August 21, 2017. The Academy, founded in 1759, is a non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school of more than 1,100 students in Grades PK-12, located in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia on a campus of 126 acres. A founding member of the prestigious Inter-Academic Athletic League, Germantown Academy prides itself on a rich history of athletics, generations of talented student-athletes, and opportunities to explore an incredible array of athletic experiences for all interested students. Typically, almost one-third of each graduating class goes on to pursue athletics at the collegiate level.
The Upper School Coach reports to the Field Hockey Head Coach. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience.
Assist in the direction and instruction in the sport of field hockey.
Ability to mentor and motivate goalies in the sport of field hockey emphasizing the students’ holistic development.
Assist in the planning, organization and direction all US Field Hockey practices with a concentration on goalies.
Understanding of the rules governing the sport of field hockey.
Assist in contest management for all US Field Hockey contests.
Communicate regularly with student-athletes and parents.
Serve as a resource for the college selection process for Upper School Field Hockey student-athletes and their families.
Assist in attracting quality student-athletes to Germantown Academy.
Meet with the Head Field Hockey Coach on a frequent basis to review the status of the program.
Communicate with the Associate Director of Athletics regarding scheduling and equipment needs.
Comply with all professional guidelines as listed in the GA Coaches Handbook.
Embody and embrace the GA mission, as well as uphold the standards established in the GA Staff/Faculty Handbook.
Attend professional development opportunities in the sport of field hockey (specific for goalies) and coaching.
Work with the Sports Information Assistant to report meet results and promote the program.
Previous participation in field hockey at the high school level (goalies preferred).
Minimum 1 year coaching experience (within a school setting preferred)
Ability to travel to and from athletics contests and practices between the hours of 3pm-7pm.
Associate degree; bachelor’s degree preferred
Valid driver’s license
To apply for the position, please submit the following information:
A contact list of at least 3 references, including at least one current supervisor