Summary: Pacific Ridge School seeks candidates for the position of Head Coach of Coed Cross Country. This appointment will be effective August 1, 2019. At Pacific Ridge School, our mission statement drives all of our work: In a community that fosters academic excellence, ethical responsibility and global engagement, Pacific Ridge School prepares students for college and a purposeful life.
In support of Pacific Ridge’s mission, the Head Coach of Coed Cross Country will coach, lead, and champion the boys’ and girls’ upper school cross country programs in the fall. Pacific Ridge is a competitive D-5 XC program in the Coastal League in the San Diego Section. We are a “no-cut” school; although student-athletes are cut from teams, they are never cut from programs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: • Lead and coach upper school cross country program (fall season) • Teach cross country runners the skills, techniques, rules, regulations, and ensure compliance of rules and regulations • Plan, direct, and administer policies, practices and game-day management (including dress code) • Lead and manage outreach efforts to attract and retain talent • Be responsible for the general health and welfare of student-athletes and give appropriate attention to students-athletes who are injured and or ill. This includes filling out injury report forms • Cooperate with the school Nurse and Athletic Trainer to ensure student-athletes receive proper medical and physical training services • Ensure appropriate safety measures are observed when conducting team activities • Be responsible for the actions and conduct of the team whenever they are under your supervision • Work with the Director of Athletics on the selection and scheduling of team contests • Work within budgetary guidelines established by the Finance department and the Director of Athletics • Coordinate all activities in preparation for scheduled competition • Attend all team practices and home and away contests • Monitor student-athlete academic performance • Practice the principles of being a Double-Goal Coach with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) • Attend appropriate athletic departmental staff meetings • Assist the Director of Athletics in any activities and school events as needed
Qualifications, include, but are not limited to: • Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred • 3+ years of Cross Country coaching experience with 3-5 years of head coaching experience preferred • Collegiate level athletic or higher preferred
Preferred Skills • We seek candidates who takes initiative and responsibility for developing, nurturing, and growing our cross-country programs • We seek candidates who are extremely organized and can multi-task and prioritize assignments • We seek candidates who can communicate effectively with all school constituents and who display strong, positive interpersonal skills • Successful candidates will be prepared to work on a high performing team, and have demonstrated the ability to maintain a positive attitude in all situations
General Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 3:00–5:30 PM (meets will end later than 5:30 during the week and some will take place on Saturdays).
If you are interested in applying for the Head Coach of Coed Cross Country opportunity, please send a resume to the Director of Athletics, Mr. Don Collins, at DCollins@pacificridge.org.
About Pacific Ridge School
Pacific Ridge School is a college preparatory co-educational independent school, offering a rich and challenging program to 560 students in grades 7-12. Pacific Ridge School opened in 2007; finished its permanent high school building in 2010, and its athletic center in 2012. We opened a permanent middle school/administration building and STEAM facility in 2015. Please visit our website at https://www.pacificridge.org/ for more information on our mission and programs.