Head Volleyball Coach - Indianapolis Metropolitan High School
The Head Coach will serve as a member of the Athletic Department, leading an athletic team for high school students in a “best fit” environment for teenagers with significant barriers to education. Indianapolis Metropolitan High School’s Athletic Department is committed to using athletics to help develop student athletes who exemplify the Puma Promise character traits: Professional, Unstoppable, Motivated, Accountable, and Supportive. Athletics should serve as a catalyst for students’ academic success during their time at Indy Met and for their post-secondary success in college or the workforce.
School priorities include:
High rigor, high support instruction to close academic gaps and prepare students for post-secondary opportunities
Trauma-informed social emotional learning
Student and family empowerment through coordination with a robust Student Services team of coaches, counselors, and more.
Achieve academic and holistic outcomes for student athletes including:
Number of students with 90% academic engagement
Number of student athletes who earn 5+ credits per semester.
Number of student athletes eligible for graduation who graduate on time.
Number of student athlete graduates who enroll in college, enlist, or are employed at time of graduation.
Develop Students Holistically
Conduct effective study tables and track check-ins with students who are at risk of becoming ineligible.
Provide students with exposure, advice, and mentoring to promote post-secondary planning.
Model sportsmanship, respect, emotional regulation, and professionalism in communication and holds players accountable to the same behaviors.
Build a culture where players: Work hard, strive for quality, react to feedback positively, demonstrate motivation to improve; Are attentive when coach speaks; Strive as a group to make each other better (peer-to-peer accountability)
Use Puma Points to acknowledge small wins across student athletes and reinforce Puma Promise school values.
Develop Students & Team Athletically
Show knowledge of sport rules, skills, and strategies.
Use best practices to teach students including modeling, checking for understanding, providing feedback.
Use coaching actions strategically, including time outs, substitutions, and clock management
Develop highlight reels for students who are pursuing college athletics.
Ensure compliance with all state and local laws and policies
Complete required trainings
Monitor student athlete transfers
Monitor student athlete eligibility
Hold students athletes accountable with disciplinary action
Communicate with students, families & school
Be on-time and present for all practices & contests
Supervise student athletes
Ensure student athlete health & safety
Use & secure the facility
Maintain supply & uniform inventory
Oversee student travel
Provide financial oversight
Follow Goodwill media & marketing policies
Support the Athletic Department
Celebrate students by sharing nominations for athletes of the week (using Puma Promise) and nominating students for athletic awards.
Fundraise for the Athletic Department
Volunteer at Contests to Support the Athletic Department
High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Must have a valid driver’s license, be able to drive, and qualify under the district’s insurance carrier when driving a district vehicle.
Current Indiana Teaching License preferred.
2-3 years of coaching experience preferred
Must demonstrate knowledge of sport, coaching strategies, and be able to physically demonstrate and model techniques in their sport.
Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled
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