Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Varsity Boys Soccer Head Coach, beginning August 2018. 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.
Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds. Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:
Direct the instruction in the sport of Boys Soccer for all of the Upper and Middle School teams.
Organize and run all Boys Soccer Varsity team practices.
Game management for all Upper School Varsity Boys Soccer team games.
Assist in attracting quality student-athletes to Germantown Academy.
Assist in attracting and supervising quality coaches for the Boys Soccer program.
Conduct instructional clinics in order to recruit/develop internal GA players as well as the surrounding community.
Serve as a resource for the college selection process for all Upper School Boys Soccer players and their families.
Oversee all aspects of the GA Boys Soccer Camp (minimum two weeks) including, but not limited to: staff recruitment and evaluation, curriculum development, parent communication and marketing.
Attend all league meetings of the Varsity Boys Soccer coaches.
Serve as a conduit of information regarding the Boys Soccer program for all appropriate media sites, including working with the sports information assistant to report game results and promote the team.
Meet with the Director of Athletics 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 of the professional guidelines as listed in the GA Coaches Handbook.
Attend professional development opportunities in the sport of soccer and coaching.
Candidates who meet these criteria should send a cover letter, resume, and list of at least three current references to: