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Head Varsity Football Coach

Notre Dame High School

Posted 11/26/2019 until 12/10/2019


The head football coach reports to the Director of Athletics, the Vice Principal of Student Life, and the Principal. The year-round position requires nights, weekends, working during the summer months and school holidays, so flexibility is essential. The head football coach oversees, guides, and directs the entire football program (varsity, junior varsity and freshman teams) and works with the athletic department in organizing and supervising all aspects of administration, operations, and coaching. There are a variety of responsibilities which come with being the head football coach, including but not limited to the general expectations outlined below.

  • Manage and supervise football program activities and practice sessions to promote individual and team growth in athletic skills, teamwork, discipline, respect, and good sportsmanship. 

  • Encourage sportsmanlike conduct in all phases of athletic participation at all times.  

  • Work with other members of school staff to plan and support instructional goals and objectives to ensure the overall educational development of student athletes. 
  • Take all necessary precautions to protect student athletes, equipment, materials, and facilities.

  • Vary instructional techniques to meet the needs and improve the abilities of student athletes in football. 
  • Establish fair performance criteria for competition and evaluate students’ athletic abilities on a regular basis. 
  • Ensure that all football coaches work together toward a common goal within the football program and provide a progression of consistency and growth from level-to-level within the program. 
  • Develop and coordinate an evaluation system of coaches and formally review coaches annually. 
  • Work with the Director of Athletics to schedule competitions and coordinate transportation and other arrangements. 
  • Accompany and supervise student athletes during athletic competitions and practices. 
  • Assist the athletic office in identifying and attracting potential students to the Notre Dame football program while abiding by CIF rules and regulations governing high school admissions and athletic recruitment.
  • Understand, support, and articulate the school’s admissions and financial aid process to prospective students and their parents.
  • Support students in attaining college goals by identifying appropriate next level of competition, connecting them with college coaching staff, and communicating effectively on their behalf.
  • Instruct and advise students on NCAA regulations with regard to academic requirements for college scholarships and recruiting practices. 
  • Annually establish and meet performance goals in partnership with the Director of Athletics.  
  • Support the Director of Athletics and Advancement Office in fundraising activities, including Athletic Booster initiatives in support of all sports programs.
  • Works with the Director of Athletics and administration so that content on the school website and other social media is of the best quality and effective for the promotion of the program and the school. 


  •  Bachelor’s Degree required.
  •  The applicant should be supportive of the school’s mission and Church teachings   (practicingCatholic and/or prior Catholic school experience preferable).
  • The applicant should be a person who cares about his character, team, and staff.
  • ​Comprehensive knowledge of the game, and extensive knowledge of current coaching techniques and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to instruct and supervise student athletes.
  • ​​Must be an excellent motivator and possess the ability to relate to students from diverse backgrounds, and be committed to teaching them on and off the field.
  • Must possess the ability to assess players and coaches effectively.
  •  Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills with student   athletes, parents, administration and faculty, and as a public speaker and advocate  for   the school’s programs.
  •  The applicant must be able to communicate regularly and effectively with parents.
  • Establish a strong rapport with the school and surrounding communities, and colleges and universities through positive representation and communication.
  •  Must embrace a high level of accountability.
  • Utilization of technology and proficiency in the use of social media are required.
  • ​ The applicant should be able to function at a high capacity in a fast-paced environment.

Information/Application Contact:

Notre Dame High School
Please email cover letter, NDHS employment application (available on our website), resume, and three letters of reference with contact information to
Sherman Oaks CA 91423
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