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Head Varsity Field Hockey Coach

St. John’s School, a coeducational independent K-12 school in Houston, Texas and a member of the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC), is seeking a dynamic individual to lead its Varsity Field Hockey program beginning the 2021-22 school year.  In addition to serving as the Head Varsity coach, the successful candidate will provide leadership, supervision and organization for the entire Field Hockey program, including Junior Varsity and Middle School levels as the Program Director.  Preference will be given to candidates with previous Head Coaching experience at the independent school level.  Previous experience teaching Physical Education classes is preferred.  Special emphasis will be placed on exemplifying the highest standards of professionalism, leadership, and sportsmanship.  As a staff member in the Department of Athletics and Physical Education, duties will include a Lower School Physical Education teaching responsibility in addition to a winter and spring coaching assignment.  The appointment is a full-time, 12-month position with benefits scheduled to begin on August 1, 2021.  The selected candidate will report directly to the Director of Athletics.   Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Finney Search Group, Hunt Valley, MD, is conducting the search.  Sherm Bristow is the lead consultant.  Interested individuals only should submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to  Resumes directly sent to employment sites will not be accepted.   Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Required Qualifications

·       Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required; Master’s degree preferred.

·       Proven experience developing Field Hockey programs and players.

·       Advanced knowledge and understanding of technical and strategic aspects of the game.

·       Experience leading and coordinating a team of coaches.

·       Ability to communicate effectively with athletes, coaching staff, and parents.

·       Ability to teach, lead, motivate student-athletes.

·       Proven organizational and management skills

St. John’s School seeks to attract qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds to its faculty, staff and student body.  The school does not discriminate against people on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethical origin, sexual orientation, and religion or any other category protected under federal, state or local laws. For more information about St. John’s School visit

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