Job Title: Head Football Coach
The Albany Academies, a Pre-School through 12 and post-graduate, independent school located in Albany, New York, coordinates single-sex and coeducational learning environments to develop diligent students of high character who become curious, critical thinkers.
We are seeking a Head Football Coach.
The Head Football Coach is responsible for the success of the entire football program from modified to the varsity level. This includes selecting and managing varsity assistant coaches, aligning coaches at all levels around a unified mindset and approach to the game, and supporting admissions of student-athletes. Depending on the qualifications, availability, and interest of the candidate, the role may include additional opportunities to engage in The Albany Academies community.
The Football Program
We offer a wide range of athletic teams for students starting at the modified level. Student-athletes are expected to participate in multiple sports. Our coaches focus on the development of each individual and are passionate about their sport. Many are involved in the school community as teachers and other roles.
Within the football program we field a modified team, which serves as a training ground for skill-building, enjoyment, competition, and dedication to the work required to produce rewards. The selected candidate will establish a junior varsity football team as a key step in the development of the football program. Our mission as a high school is to prepare students for a successful college experience and the football program plays a role by developing teamwork, goal setting, leadership, and sportsmanship.
Our highest level team competes in the Evergreen Football League. This 16 school league operates under the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council, which allows for post-graduate participants. It is divided into four divisions, determined by each school’s results over the past few years. We play schools from Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, and Rhode Island.
Home games are played on The Caird Field, which has a beautiful grass surface, stadium seating, a press box and a state of the art scoreboard. The locker room was recently refurbished. The weight room is large and the newly constructed Poole Athletic Center offers 34,000 square feet of indoor training space.
· Head football coaching
· Football program builder
· Admissions and recruiting
· Education: Bachelor’s degree
· First Aid meeting NYS coaching requirements
· Adult CPR certification meeting NYS coaching requirements
· Successful background check
· Concussion management certificate (preferred)
· Leader of others
· Developer of young men
· Passionate about football
Reports to: Athletic Director
Statement of Diversity & Inclusion: At The Albany Academies, the active expression of different perspectives and life experiences plays a vital role in the life of the school. In harmony with our Mission Statement and reflective of our Core Values, the Academies is committed to a safe, diverse, inclusive, equitable, and just school climate within a Preschool through Postgraduate curricular framework dedicated to inclusive excellence. We actively strive to respect, affirm, and protect the dignity and worth of each member of our learning community and cultivate an environment where all members of the Academies’ community experience a true sense of belonging and are empowered to fully participate in the life of the school. We also recognize that diversity of thought and expression is integral to developing learners who are culturally agile, adept at thinking critically, and effective when collaborating with others. Maintaining a truly inclusive community is an ongoing process that requires us to be open, reflective, and proactive. We accept this challenge in the knowledge that our varied perspectives strengthen our community and prepare our students to learn, lead, and pursue inclusive excellence at The Albany Academies and beyond.