Varsity Soccer Coach

West Catholic Mission: To form Disciples of Christ through a dynamic, excellence-driven Catholic education. West Catholic currently has an opening in their boys’ soccer program for the Varsity Coach position. Applicants must have prior experience and be committed to doing the necessary work required in pursuit of excellence.

Job Description
The responsibilities for the head soccer coach will include:
• Create a positive, faith-based learning experience for all members of the team
• Communicate expectations to players and parents and maintain ongoing communication
• Select the team, organize practices and schedule transportation for scrimmages and contests
• Oversee the development of players at the junior varsity level
• Explain and demonstrate the key skills of the sport and enforce safety rules and regulations
• Maintain all records, statistics and awards information
• Monitor the program budget
• Follow MHSAA guidelines and complete annual requirements
• Organize and run a youth soccer camp to help build the youth program
• Participate in fundraising efforts for both the soccer program and the athletic department
• Be involved in the West Catholic Community

• Monitoring of student-athletes’ academic performance and athletic eligibility
• Acquiring knowledge of MHSAA and conference policies and eligibility standards, with demonstrated commitment adhering to policies/standards

• Supervising assistant coaches and/or student assistants for programs under the position’s direction/responsibility, in conjunction with the Athletic Director and Head Coach
• Scheduling and planning of practices and training programs
• Coordinating public service and volunteer opportunities for student-athletes and soccer staff
• Violating of MHSAA rules is prohibited and may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment

Experience and Qualifications
• Evidence of successful coaching experience at the high school level
• Evidence of expertise in teaching the fundamentals of individual skills and team play
• Evidence of the ability to develop a successful soccer program
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Strong organizational skills

Application Process
• Email resume and three letters of references, along with a diocesan employment application located here, to Megan Pittman: meganpittman@grwestcatholic.org
• Deadline is December 20, 2019

West Catholic High School is a Grand Rapids Diocesan school located in the northwest corner of the City of Grand Rapids. Its sprawling campus sits on 42 acres, surrounded by trees. Established in 1962, it is a coeducational college preparatory institution providing a dynamic Catholic culture for excellent academic instruction, faith formation, and many extracurricular activities.

West Catholic Mission: To form disciples of Christ through a dynamic, excellence-driven Catholic education

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