Girls Preparatory School inspires each girl to lead a life of integrity and purpose by engaging her mind, cultivating her strengths, and nurturing her self-confidence and respect for others.
ABOUT GIRLS PREPARATORY SCHOOL:
Girls Preparatory School (GPS) was founded in 1906 to provide girls with the necessary courses to pursue a college education. Since that year, GPS has proudly graduated almost 6000 young women. Currently, 131 faculty and staff serve 600+ girls in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum which includes a full complement of humanities, arts, and STEM courses, and co-curricular programs of leadership development, athletics, performing arts, and community engagement.
ATHLETICS AT GPS
The GPS Athletics mission includes teaching girls to be team players, understand the importance of mental toughness, accept challenges enthusiastically, and value strength, fitness, stamina, and good health. The bonds of friendship that come from working hard everyday as teammates — striving for excellence toward an ambitious goal and developing the fundamental values of discipline and self-improvement — all are part of athletics at Girls Preparatory School. Ultimately, the GPS athletic environment is about aiming to be the very best on the field of competition, in the classroom, and in life. That attitude is shared by the outstanding staff of award-winning GPS coaches and more than 300 athletes who are involved at the varsity and middle school level. GPS has a proud athletic history with 61 state championships won in 15 total varsity sports.
The successful candidate will show the ability to provide leadership, organization, and supervision for the entire Softball program in a manner that aligns with the mission of the total athletic program at GPS. This individual will be responsible for providing direction, instruction, and supervision to female student athletes so they achieve a high level of skill and an appreciation for discipline, sportsmanship and teamwork. The candidate will also direct the activity and development of assistant and sub-varsity coaches.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
· Implements and maintains a standard of performance consistent with the institution’s goals of athletic excellence while supporting the school’s standards for academic and personal discipline.
· Instructs and demonstrates skill sets and techniques necessary for individual and team achievement in softball, aiding the educational and individual growth of team members.
· Plans and sets up activities, practices, and interscholastic contests. Develops appropriate training programs and practice schedules. Drives school vehicles and travels with athletes to and from practice and contests.
· Supports and enforces school rules, emphasizes good sportsmanship in word and behavior, and advocates healthy lifestyles. Supports and advocates the school’s belief in the value of multisport participation.
· Maintains a safe environment for all student athletes at all times. Supervises students at home and away games and ensures appropriate behavior.
· Works closely with the athletic director in preparing practice and game schedules, purchasing uniforms, managing team equipment and supplies, and collecting necessary medical forms.
· Monitors sustainable budgetary practices for the sport. Notifies the Athletic Director of facility needs or improvements as soon as possible.
· Maintains appropriate certifications and training as required. Follows and maintains knowledge of all TSSAA policies, rules and procedures.
· Monitors and directs the school’s social media efforts for softball. Informs local media of scores, stats, and stories related to the program.
· Assists in the recruitment of student-athletes with aspirations of participating in college.
· Interacts thoughtfully and courteously with all students, staff, parents and officials and resolves conflict in a professional manner. Professionally represents Girls Preparatory School at all times.
Bachelor’s Degree Expected
A minimum of two (2) years coaching secondary softball.
Knowledge of NFHS and TSSAA Rules for Softball.
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