Sidwell Friends, a co-educational, PK-12 Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD, seeks applicants with a passion for coaching for a full-time Head Varsity Football Coach for the 2020-2021 school year. Teaching physical education classes is also required and additional coaching or administrative responsibilities will be assigned. The School has outstanding athletics facilities including an all-weather track, four full-size gyms, an athletic performance center, three athletic fields (one of which is a new turf field for football), a large yoga studio and six tennis courts.
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 the football program. A thoughtful approach and innovative thinking will be essential to success in this role as well as effectively engaging and communicating with administrators, faculty, and staff.
Coaching responsibilities involve management of all facets of the football program, including, but not limited to, organizing and running practices, developing and implementing effective game strategies, video analysis and recruiting highly successful student-athletes. Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic, possess a passion for player development, and display strong leadership and motivational skills. The ability to effectively teach the necessary skills and techniques to both middle school and Varsity players will be paramount in building a successful football program.
Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of successful coaching experience at the collegiate or high school level, and/or in a club setting. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred. Extensive knowledge and ties to the youth football 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.