Athletic Coach (Assistant Boys Basketball Coach) Job at Derby Public Schools, Derby, KS

  • Derby Public Schools
  • Derby, KS

Job Description

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Derby High School
(High-Needs School)

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Until Filled

  • Has the ability to assist with organizing and supervisins a basketball program.
  • Has previous successful coaching experience in Basketball.
  • The assistant coach must have substantial knowledge of the technical aspects of basketball and, at the same time, must continue to examine new theories and procedures pertinent to the field.
  • The assistant coach must serve as an appropriate role model for student athletes through his/her instructions and actions.


  • The head coach, who provides overall objectives and final evaluation in conjunction with the high school athletic director


  • In several instances, the assistant coach must advise, coordinate and support a staff of high school volunteer coaches and middle school coaches in conjunction with the athletic director and respective principal.


  • To instruct athletes in the fundamental skills, strategy and physical training necessary for them to realize a degree of individual and team success. At the same time, the coach must instruct and demonstrate behaviors that lead to socially acceptable character development, self discipline, self confidence, and pride of accomplishment in the student athletes. To upgrade his/her knowledge and skills through coaching clinics, observations, consultation, etc.


  • The success of athletic programs has a strong influence on the community's image of the entire system. The public exposure is a considerable responsibility and community/parent pressure for winning performance is taxing, but must not override the objectives of good sportsmanship and good mental health.
  • The position includes other unusual aspect such as extended time, risk injury factor and due process predicaments.
  • It is the express intent of this job description to give sufficient guidance to function. In cases not specifically covered, it shall be assumed that a coach shall exercise common sense and good judgment.


  • Has a thorough knowledge of all the athletic policies approved by the Derby Board of Education.
  • Has knowledge of existing system, state and league regulations; implements same consistently
  • Understands the proper administrative line of command and refers all requests or grievances through proper channels.


  • Maintains discipline, adjusts grievances and works to increase morale and cooperation.
  • Performs such other duties which may be assigned by the head coach/athletic director/principal.


  • Assists the head coach and athletic director in scheduling, providing transportation and requirements for tournament and special sport events.
  • Assists in the necessary preparation to hold scheduled sport events or practices and adheres to scheduled facility times. Coordinates program with maintenance and school employees.
  • Assists with providing documentation to fulfill state and system requirements concerning physical examinations, parental consent and eligibility.
  • Provides proper safeguards for maintenance and protection of assigned equipment
  • Advises the head coach and recommends policy, method or procedural changes.

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