Lakeside School, an independent coeducational day school located in North Seattle, is currently recruiting for an assistant JV tennis coach for the 2018 tennis season. The season begins on Monday, February 26, 2018 and concludes on May 26, 2018 (state championship weekend). There will be a required pre-season coaches meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 3:30 – 7 p.m.
The assistant varsity tennis coach, reporting to the head varsity tennis coach and director of athletics, will join an athletics program that includes 23 varsity teams, most of which have both sub-varsity and middle-school counterparts. The tennis program has boys and girls teams at the varsity and JV levels with a combined team roster of about 40 athletes. There are no Middle School teams. The assistant JV tennis coach is directly responsible for the coaching and management of the JV teams. Also, the coach can be assigned other duties within the program by the head varsity coach and the director of athletics. Specific responsibilities include:
Compliance with all Lakeside School, Metro League, and WIAA policies and procedures;
Supervision and instruction of tennis student-athletes during all team activities;
Maintenance and inventory of team equipment and apparel;
Development of tennis practice and competition schedules;
Attendance at required tennis program and interscholastic athletics program meetings;
Support of multi-sport participation for student-athletes; and
Promotion of balanced achievement in all areas of school life for student-athletes.
Requirements and Qualifications
Successful candidates must be 21 years of age, possess a valid Washington State driver’s license, and be available for all practices and competitions. Practices are held after school for about two hours each day beginning at 3:30 p.m. Matches are held in the afternoons (3:30 or 4 p.m. starts) around Seattle. Experience coaching tennis at the youth, club, high school, or college level is required. Additionally, candidates must have a clean driving record so that they are able to drive students in school-provided transportation; must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check; and must possess, or obtain prior to their season, First Aid and CPR certifications.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation and Benefits
Lakeside School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding coaching candidates who will add to the racial, cultural and gender diversity of our school community. We offer a stipend schedule that compares favorably with those of peer schools and clubs both locally and nationwide. Coaching stipends are paid in installments twice a month during the primary competition season. Other benefits include Lakeside Athletics apparel and access to funds for professional development.
Lakeside School was founded in 1919, and currently enrolls 851 students in grades 5 through 12 from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds.
The School’s Mission and shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a glo...bal society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.