What is the primary purpose of this position?
The Varsity Lacrosse Assistant Coach is an occasional, part-time position that reports to the Head
Coach and will assist in the management of the Varsity Lacrosse program. In coordination and under
the direction of the Head Coach, the Assistant Coach will provide direction to student-athletes so that
they might achieve a high level of skill as well as an appreciation for discipline, sportsmanship and
teamwork. The person in this role is required to interact thoughtfully and respectfully with student-athletes, fellow coaches, staff, parents and community as well as follow the mission of the school.
The Assistant Coach is expected to contribute to and uphold a physically and emotionally safe
environment for students to learn and thrive.
List all major job functions performed on a regular basis.
All areas of responsibility must be operated consistent with the Catholic mission of the school.
Follow and uphold the policies and mission statement of the St. Francis Catholic High School
Athletics Department, the Delta League, the CIF North Coast Section, the California Interscholastic
Federation (CIF), and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).
Under the direction of the Head Coach, assist in the planning, organizing, and direction of all
facets of the St. Francis Catholic High School Lacrosse program including practices, competitions,
ceremonies, and post-season awards banquet.
Under the direction of the Head Coach, instruct and demonstrate skill sets and techniques
necessary for individual and team development for all levels of the program.
Support the Head Coach in ensuring team rules and regulations regarding conduct of the athletes
are clearly communicated and followed.
Under the direction of the Head Coach, assist in facilitating informational parent meetings at the
beginning of the season for all levels.
Contribute and uphold a safe environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical,
social, and emotional development of students.
Model good sportsmanship behavior and maintain appropriate conduct towards opposing teams,
fans, parents, officials, spectators and community.
Implement positive communication strategies, organizational skills, and safety.
List skills/experience required for adequate performance in this position. List preferred
experience and skills, if any.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred.
Coaching experience at the high school, collegiate, or professional level preferred.
Ability to take and follow-through on appropriate directives from the Head Coach and school
Strong teamwork and teambuilding skills.
Understand aspects of health, nutrition, exercise science and physical education, particularly as
they relate to the adolescent, female athlete.
Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
Strong listening skills.
Ability to prepare and condition athletes both physically and mentally.
Demonstrated mentoring and motivating skills, encouraging student empowerment and academic
Ability to work and contribute to an environment of mutual respect and collegiality.
Interest in diversity and inclusion initiatives and a commitment to fostering a culturally
competent and inclusive learning environment.
Varsity Lacrosse Assistant Coach (St. Francis Catholic High School)