Sidwell Friends, a co-educational, PK-12 Quaker day school, seeks applicants with a passion for coaching for a full-time Head Varsity Girls’ Basketball Coach for the 2019-2020 school year. Teaching physical education classes are also required and additional coaching or administrative responsibilities may be assigned. The School has outstanding athletics facilities including an all-weather track, four full size gyms, a fitness center, three fields (including two artificial turf fields), a large dance studio and six tennis courts.
Coaching responsibilities involve management of all facets of the Girls’ Basketball program, including, but not limited to building competitive teams, organizing and running practices, developing and implementing effective game strategies, supervising assistant coaches, recruiting highly successful student athletes, and teaching Middle School physical education classes. Additional responsibilities may include department-wide duties as assigned.
It is expected that the Head Coach will maintain a high standard of integrity in all aspects of team management, foster a culture that promotes the Quaker values of the School and academic experience of the student, and intentionally integrate school core values as the framework from which to coach and build athletic programs. A thoughtful approach and a desire to constantly improve and innovative thinking will be essential to success in this role.
Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of successful coaching experience at the collegiate or high school level, and/or in an AAU setting. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred. Extensive knowledge and ties to the basketball community in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is highly desirable as is proven experience in recruiting for highly selective institutions.
Applicants should upload a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references via our on-line application.
About Sidwell Friends School
Sidwell Friends School (SFS) is a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1883, the School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees. We an educational community inspired by the values of the Religious Society of Friends and guided by the Quaker belief in "That of God" in each person. We seek academically talented students of diverse cultural, racial, religious and economic backgrounds. We offer these students a rich and rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum designed to stimulate creative inquiry, intellectual achievement and independent thinking in a world increasingly without borders. We encourage these students to test themselves in athletic competition and to give expression to their artistic abilities.