Lauderdale County Schools
  • 30-Apr-2021 to 31-May-2021 (CST)
  • Ripley, TN, USA
  • Base + Commission
  • Full Time

Head Boys Basketball Coach Position


Job Description

Ripley High School is seeking a head varsity basketball coach. Our coaches are actively engaged in the Ripley community, and embrace the mission and values of Ripley High School and Lauderdale County School district.

The role of the head varsity basketball coach is to be responsible for coaching, character

development and providing direction to student athletes so that they might achieve a high level

of skill as well as an appreciation for discipline, sportsmanship and teamwork in basketball.

This job requires you to interact thoughtfully and respectfully with student athletes, fellow

coaches, staff, parents and community and well as follow the mission of the school. Positive

communication strategies, organizational skills, and safety awareness are key requirements.


The Head Basketball Coach reports to the Principal and Athletic Director.


Key Elements

  1. 1. Follow and uphold the policies and mission statement of Ripley High School.
  2. Plan, organize, and direct the Ripley High School Basketball program.
  3. Instruct and demonstrate skill sets and techniques necessary for individual and team

development.

  1. Ensure that team rules and regulations regarding conduct and eligibility of the athletes are

clearly communicated and followed.

  1. Plan, organize, advertise, and conduct tryouts for the basketball program; inform Athletic

Department and participants of final selections. Maintain the integrity of the selection process.

  1. Consult with the Athletic Director regarding any off-season training programs including

scheduling dates for summer camps/practices, uniform fitting, pre-post tryout informational

parent meetings.

  1. Attend informational parent meetings at the beginning of each season for all levels.
  2. Create a safe environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and

emotional development of students.

  1. Work directly with school athletic trainer in reporting injuries, teaching precautions and

procedures to ensure staff/student safety and help students prevent injuries.

  1. Model good sportsmanship behavior and maintain appropriate conduct towards opposing

team, fans, parents, officials, spectators and community.



Applicants for this position should have previous high school coaching experience. The applicants

must possess a positive coaching philosophy, and excellent communication and organizational

skills. Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume to:

Stephen Byrd, Principal, Ripley High School at sbyrd@mail.lced.net.


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