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So you say you want to be a high school head coach?

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webmaster | 07/12/12

If a 365-day-a-year job is not what you are looking for, this is not for you. It will be incumbent on you to fund-raise, hire and train staff, be a prominent figure in the community and ensure that everyone in the organization is successful in all aspects of their lives.

And if the product does not meet expectations or there is any breach in worker conduct, you will assume sole responsibility. Pay scale is flexible but generally compensation will be around 25 cents per hour. To apply, head to any high school and ask for the athletic director.

I remember the days when coaches, well, coached. They held practice, taught skills, implemented a game plan and then coached the game. And the duties ended when the season was over. It was perhaps a four-month gig.

It’s now a year-round job: 6:30 a.m. weight training, summer camps, overseeing the feeder programs, making sure the players that are potential college athletes get looked at as well as all the duties listed in the above job description. And most coaches spend a lot of money out of their own pockets, especially during this tough economic climate that has cut funds for education...


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