Head Football Coach

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The Coach is an official "front-line" representative of the school at Interscholastic Athletic Activities. The coach provides instruction to students to develop skills and the ability to excel athletically and contributes to the education program as a whole.


  • All coaches, assistant coaches and other coaching personnel must be approved annually by the school athletic director and be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • High school graduate or the equivalent.
  • 4 years of Head coaching experience.
  • Coaches may or may not be a University Prep school employee. Must be at least 18 years of age and not a current high school student. All coaches should have a valid certificate of completion in a C.P.R. class
  • Each head coach of varsity team shall have completed either Level 1 or Level 2 of the MHSAA Coaches Advancement Program (CAP)
  • Coaches of a varsity team in a sport shall complete (in person or online) the MHSAA rules meeting for that sport for the current school year

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach players strict adherence to game rules and contest regulations.
  • Allow time to meet with student athletes before and after events and competitions.
  • Determine the age and experience level of the team and adjust drills and training techniques accordingly.
  • Praise and encourage student athletes for hard work and effort.
  • Encourage student athletes to grow through competition.
  • Work with student athletes to promote good character and leadership.
  • Never conduct punishment drills.
  • Develop, model and teach fair, unprejudiced relationships among all squad members.
  • Allow athletes to fairly compete for team positions each season.
  • Do not automatically base team selection on previous season or off-season activities.
  • Allow and encourage athletes to develop skills and interests in other (school and community) athletic and non-athletic activities.
  • Understand and communicate to athletes, students, parents and other stakeholders, the relationship between interscholastic athletics and the general education scheme.
  • Attend all required meetings, keep abreast of League & MHSAA policies regarding their sport as well as rules of eligibility and contest regulations
  • Ensure each participating student has:Taken and passed a qualifying physical exam for the current school year.
  • Obtained a signed, dated, physician and parent/guardian-certified letter, clearing the student for interscholastic athletics before allowing a student to try-out, practice, use or obtain athletic/team equipment.
  • Inventory, issue and periodically check all equipment.
  • Provide a list of collected, inventoried and stored equipment and supplies to the school’s Athletic Director, of completion of the season.  
  • Act as a positive role model 
  • Provide a pre-season policy orientation

Compensation and Commitment: 

  • $6,000 stipend
  • Coaching from July to November
Location: Detroit, MI
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