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Head Varsity Cross Country Coach

Position Type Coach
Start 08/18/2017
School Name Dwight School - Associate Member
City, State New York, NY 
Posted 08/09/2017

Reports to: Director and Associate Director of Athletics

Overview of the Position: The Head Coach of the Varsity Cross Country team will work closely with the Director and Associate Director of Athletics to structure a full-school Cross Country program.  The varsity coach will be required to promote the team, raise awareness of team accomplishments and communicate with athletes and parents on a regular basis.


Commitment Dates: August 18, 2017 - November 6, 2017 (i.e. Includes Cross Country post-season season dates, if team qualifies)


General Roles and Responsibilities:

·         Develop a consistency in skills, instruction, and language throughout the program

·         Plan and execute daily team practices at Central Park and Van Cortlandt Park

·         Attend league meetings - August 28, 2017 and November 6, 2017 (6:00pm-8:00pm)

·         Provide Communications department, Athletics Director and Associate Athletics Director bi-weekly updates on team progress, highlights from competitions and photos

·         Register runners on Direct Athlete and Mile- Split to be eligible for league and championship meets

·         Report varsity meet times to Athletics Director and Associate Athletics Director

·         Maintain records of team and individual athletic accomplishments

·         Plan and coordinate preseason (August 21, 2017- September 1, 2017)

·         Inventory team equipment

·         Complete concussions, first aid, and CPR/AED training (CPR and First Aid offered at Dwight School)

·         Coordinate an end-of-season team party (small gathering of just team members and coaches)

·         Required to travel to and from each meet and practice with the student-athletes

·         Attend Varsity Team Banquet -Thursday, May 24, 2018 (6:00pm – 8:00pm)

·         Ensure all student-athlete medical forms are on file with school health care provider

·         Other specific cross country duties that may arise


·         A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required


Interested candidates should submit their most recent resume via e-mail to Michael Horvath, Director of Athletics, at mhorvath@dwight.edu with the heading “Head Varsity Cross Country Coach”.


Dwight School’s goal is to achieve and maintain equal employment opportunities.  It is also the policy of Dwight School to maintain a work environment free from discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, marital status or other status protected by federal or state law, with regards to any term or condition of employment. 

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