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High School Athletic Director

The High School Athletic Director is responsible for developing the athletic program within their school and assisting the principal in duties pertaining to athletics.  The athletic director is responsible for ensuring compliance of athletic rules, monitoring student eligibility, evaluating programs and coaches, managing program budgets, assisting the principal in selecting a coaching vacancy, and attending athletic events. The athletic director will also supervise most junior high coaches whose program feeds the high school.  Education.  Bachelor’s degree in Education, Master’s degree preferred.  Most schools prefer valid Teacher’s Certificate. Experience.  Four years experience as a coach (Head coaching experience preferred).  Resume Builders.  Knowledge of budgeting. Good organization, management and leadership skills.  Salary.  Ranges from $40,000 to the top $100,000, depending on the school district and their funds available for athletics.Back to top
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High School Head Coach

A high school head coach usually first becomes a head coach after being an assistant coach at a successful high school program.  Responsibilities include overseeing all phases of their program including coaching, monitoring student eligibility, coordinating team travel, managing program budgeting, promoting the program, hiring assistant coaches, and supervising those coaches.  The head coach is also responsible for complying with the athletic rules.  Education.  Bachelors Degree in Education. Some districts require receiving a Masters after teacher a set number of years in the school district.  Some states do require their coaches to teach a class therefore they must have a valid teaching certificate, while others do not.  Coaching experience at the high school level or college level is almost always a must.  Resume Builder.  Working camps in the sport or sports that you coach.  Also, volunteer coaching for programs such as AYSO, AAU, ASA, etc.   Salary.   Depends on the state and school district you are teaching in.  Also, the level of education you have can definitely make a big difference in your salary.  The salary could range from $20,000 (non-teaching) to $80,000 (depending on whether you are a coordinator over the girls program)Back to top
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High School Assistant Coach

A high school assistant coach's duties include assisting the head coach in coaching the varsity and sub-varsity teams, monitoring student eligibility, coordinating team travel, and promoting the program.  Education . Bachelors Degree in Education. Some districts require receiving a Masters after teacher a set number of years in the school district.  Some states do require their coaches to teach a class therefore they must have a valid teaching certificate, while others do not. Coaching experience at the junior high school or high school level is preferred.  Resume Builder.  Working camps in the sport or sports that you coach. Also, volunteer coaching for programs such as AYSO, AAU, ASA, etc.   Salary.   Depends on the state and school district you are teaching in.  Also, the level of education you have can definitely make a big difference in your salary.  The salary could range from $20,000 (non-teaching) to $50,000 (depending on the years of teaching experience)Back to top
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High School Athletic Trainer

A high school trainer’s responsibilities include coordinating and carrying out the treatment and rehabilitation of injured athletes and communicating the results to the head coach.  Coordinating physicals for athletes and maintaining the records of their physicals, managing the day-to-day operations of the training room, supervising student trainers, and assisting in maintaining and evaluating the equipment to be used by an athlete.  Education. Requires a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Athletic Training, or Physical Therapy with most schools requiring a valid teacher’s certificate.  Must be certified by National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).  Resume Builder.  Volunteer as a trainer at races held throughout the year such as “The Race for the Cure”- Susan G. Komen Foundation.  Salary.  Depends on the state and school district you are teaching in.  Also, the level of education you have can definitely make a big difference in your salary.  The salary could range from $20,000 (non-teaching) to $50,000 (depending on the years of teaching experience)Back to top
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