Teaching: 12 month contract (10 month school /work year schedule)
Reporting to: Director of Athletics and Academic Dean
Schedule: Based on sports schedule (training/games/tournaments)
Hours: Requires flexibility (practices could be before school or after school)/ School Day is 7:50 am – 3:20 pm
Rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition, St. Agnes Academy challenges young women through exceptional academic preparation and transformational experiences to lead with integrity, joy, and a commitment to social justice.
St. Agnes Academy, a Catholic, college-preparatory Dominican high school for young women in Southwest Houston is seeking a Head Volleyball Coach. The head coach will serve as a representative for the Academy’s mission and is responsible for creating a safe and supportive learning environment that promotes the intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth of each student-athlete.
Faith, Community, and Dominican Charism
Ensure that the four pillars of a Dominican education (prayer, study, community, preaching) are developed and promoted among the school community.
Develop an active faith community and model Christian values.
Support prayer and spiritual formation within the student, faculty/staff and parent communities.
Uphold and implement the Dominican charism and the Houston Dominican Sisters’ congregational goals.
Demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion by honoring the dignity of each member of the St. Agnes Academy community
Teaching Load for a Head Coach – (coaches a varsity level team)
Head coaches are required to teach 4 classes when in season and 5 classes when out of season (ie. a season when they are not serving as the head varsity coach of a sport). All coaches whether in or out of season will also be assigned a supervision duty and all other responsibilities required of a full-time faculty member. If the coach is hired to teach in the PE/Health department, s/he is required to coach a second sport
The main teaching responsibilities will include:
Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning.
Follow the faculty expectations outlined in faculty handbook.
Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
Be familiar and enforce student handbook policies.
Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust strategies.
Prepare required reports on students and activities.
Participate in department, school and parent meetings.
Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and needs.
Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.
Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments in a timely fashion and update systems
Communicate and partner with parents in a timely manner.
Other duties as deemed necessary by the Department Chair, Academic Dean, Principal, Head of School.
Essential Coaching Duties:
Ensures that the four pillars of a Dominican education (prayer, study, community, preaching) are developed and promoted throughout the volleyball program
Instructs, guides, and motivates students to be successful on and off the court
Holds organizational meetings for team prospects and encourages potential athletes to participate in the sport; Assesses player’s skills and assigns team positions; Keeps statistics
Develops a regular practice schedule providing for both individual and team development
Coaches all players within the volleyball program and creates a safe, supportive, learning environment
Works with the Director of Athletics to schedule facilities for practices and competitions
Observes players, during competition and practice to determine the needs for improvement
Determines game strategy based on the team’s capabilities and individual stats
Establishes and maintains standards of athletes’ behavior and provides proper supervision of athletes Monitors the academic performance of team members to ensure that eligibility requirements are met; and encourages student athletes to maintain a high academic standard
Follows established procedures in the event of an athlete’s injury; communicates regularly with the athletic trainer in the rehabilitation of athletes
Models Christian values and maintains appropriate conduct towards players, officials, and spectators
Acts as a team representative and promotes the sport by communicating with the news media, VTV, booster club, student council, and other organizations
Ensures the proper care, maintenance, and requisitioning of equipment, supplies, and uniforms
Works with the Director of Athletics to develop a policy for awards and submits a list of award winners at the end of the season; Nominates all deserving athletes for all-tournament teams, all-district, all-state, and academic all-state
Maintains eligibility forms, emergency data cards, equipment inventory, and other related records
Driving the team bus to and from practice (if applicable) and games.
Other Coaching Duties
Attends all coaches’ meetings, staff development meetings, clinics, and other professional activities to improve coaching performance
Responsible for scheduling, developing an annual budget and following all TAPPS rules, policies, and procedures
Responsible for mentoring and evaluating assistant coaches
Assists with the hiring of assistant coaches
Manages an off-season workout program
Assists with the planning and management of the middle school volleyball tournament
Coordinates summer camp and team camps
Assists athletes in the recruiting process for playing in college
Participates in special activities to include Open House, Athletic Awards Ceremony, pep rallies, 9th grade registration, etc.
Performs any other related duties as assigned by Director of Athletics or any other appropriate administrator
Commitment to embrace the mission of St. Agnes Academy
Minimum of a four-year B.A./B.S. degree
Teaching certificate or twelve credit hours in education courses
Experience teaching in an independent school and/or an all-girls environment a plus
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic technology needed for teaching, learning, and communication
Head coaching experience and/or college playing experience is preferred. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school administrators, parents, coaches, and students.
St. Agnes Academy is committed to hiring, developing, and retaining a diverse and highly competent faculty and staff.
This job operates in a professional/education/physical activity environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and other technology. This role routinely uses sports related activity equipment. Indoor practice and game locations will be used.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit at desk area, communicate via phone/face to face, manually input data into a computer, walk to different office areas, reach with hands and arms, and minimal lifting. Driving the team bus to and from practice and games. Lifting or carrying sports equipment. Pro-longed standing.
Rooted in the Dominican tradition, St. Agnes Academy provides a Catholic college preparatory education that encourages young women to develop intellectual curiosity, to work for social justice and to act with integrity and compassion.
St. Agnes Academy was founded in 1905 by Mother Pauline Gannon, O.P., Prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Houston, Texas. The Academy opened on February 11, 1906, at its former location at 3901 Fannin. It was in operation at that site until September 1963 when the present-day campus opened at 9000 Bellaire Boulevard in Sharpstown. St. Agnes numbers more than 10,000 graduates, many of whom now have daughters, granddaughters, and even great-granddaughters who are Academy students or alumnae.
In 1917 St. Agnes was accredited by the University of Texas and the State Board of Education. It is now affiliated with the following educational associations: Catholic Schools of the Galveston-Houston Diocese, The National Catholic Educational Association, The Texas Catholic Conference Education Department in conjunction with the Texas Education Agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and The College Board.