Washington State Coaches Association





Shelton High School Head Football Coach
Position Announcement; November 20, 2017
Shelton High School is currently seeking an experienced and dynamic head football coach
beginning with the 2018 season. Shelton High School, in the State of Washington, is a 3A school grades 10-12, with enrollment of approximately 1100 students. Beginning with the 2019/20 school year, the school will be comprised of grades 9-12. The community is a “One Team Town” with a rich history supporting athletic programs.
Shelton is a member of the 8-team, South Sound Conference. In addition to coaching the
varsity football team, responsibilities include the organization and management of the entire football program. The successful candidate must possess strong leadership skills, a positive education-based approach, and a deep understanding of the game. Candidates must have a comprehensive understanding of fitness and training regiments appropriate for high school
athletes. Candidates should be dynamic, energetic, motivated, and possess the willingness to commit the required time for a successful program. Qualified applicants should be from a
successful high school program with an emphasis on developing and maintaining a quality
program. Candidates must have experience in developing a cohesive relationship with the
local youth football program.
Strong preference will be given to applicants who possess, or are able to obtain, Washington State teaching credentials and are willing to teach at Shelton High School. Immediate teaching positions will be available; candidates with teaching credentials are strongly encouraged to
apply for the teaching position(s) when posted.
The coaching position is paid a stipend that is dependent on qualifications and experience;
salaries for teaching positions depend on experience and education, as well as other provisions provided for under the teacher’s bargained agreement.
For a complete job description, please refer to the Head Football Coach job description. For more information about Shelton School District, please visit www.sheltonschools.org.
Shelton, Washington

The job of the Head Football Coach is to carry out the philosophy of the Athletic Program. In addition to
coaching the varsity football team, responsibilities include the organization and management of the entire
football program. Candidates must have a comprehensive understanding of fitness and training regiments
appropriate for high school athletes.
 Implements program policies and procedures, which align with the district’s standard operating procedures for coaches.
 Relates well to student-athletes and demonstrates care for them beyond the sport experience.
 Prioritizes sportsmanship, work ethic, organization, and communication with players, staff and the
 Displays positive qualities such as enthusiasm, a strong work ethic, and loyalty.
 Represents the program with the appropriate behavior and integrity at all times while developing and
maintaining productive relationships with other employees, parents, students, and opposing squads.
 Maintains appropriate levels of confidentiality in all matters pertaining to students, parents, staff and the
 Demonstrates support of the comprehensive athletic program.
 Assumes responsibility for care of equipment and facilities being used.
 Dynamic personality that will get the entire Shelton community involved in football
 Performs other related duties as assigned.

 Strong communication, public relation, and interpersonal skills.
 Ability to write reports and correspondence consistent with the duties of this position.
 Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form using a variety of communication techniques and tools to ensure the appropriate flow of information, collaborative efforts, and feedback.
 Ability to read, analyze, and interpret information.
 Displays courtesy, tact, and respect when dealing with others.
 Ability to perform basic math using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals consistent with the
duties of the position.
 Ability to interpret a variety of information furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form.
 Ability to identify and define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
 Maintains appropriate confidentiality.
 Promotes a harassment-free environment.
 Establishes and maintains effective working relationships; demonstrates a commitment to teamwork.
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 Ability to learn and utilize office equipment, computers, and software especially as systems are upgraded.
 Ability to learn and upgrade job skills in order to meet changing demands of the position.
 Ability to react well under pressure, handle and balance multiple demands at one time, work with frequent
interruptions, and perform duties and tasks at expected levels of professionalism.
 Extensive knowledge of and ability to perform duties in full compliance with the district, School Board, state and federal laws, methods, requirements, policies, procedures, and activities pertinent to the duties of this
 Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
 Ability to use independent judgment and demonstrates initiative to act without being asked.
 Strong leadership skills, a positive education-based approach, and deep understanding of the game.
 Ability to be dynamic, energetic, motivated, and possess willingness to commit the required time to have a successful program.
 Ability to teach fundamental skills and team concepts of football.
 Ability to interact with student athletes of different ages and football skill levels in a positive and professional manner.
 Demonstrate a high degree of integrity as all Shelton High School staff are considered role models for Shelton High students.
 Motivate and mentor student athletes.
 Must promote school spirit.
 Communicate with school administration and football families.
 Plan, organize, and execute off-season, summer, and pre-season training and preparation programs.
Employee experiences constant interruptions and inflexible deadlines. The noise level in this environment is
quiet to loud. The work environment may vary from extremely cold to extremely hot, depending on the season
of the year. In-district and out-of-town travel required as necessary for training and/or to carry out duties and

Education and Experience
 High school diploma or equivalent.
 Must be 21 years or older
 Previous experience as varsity level coordinator from a successful high school program with an emphasis on turning around a program is strongly desired.
 Experience in developing a cohesive relationship with the local youth football program.
 Maintains certification in CPR and First Aid.
 Such other qualifications/trainings as set by the WIAA.
 Heads Up Football training.
 Criminal Justice Fingerprint Clearance.
REPORTS TO: Athletic Director or designee.
Salary and benefits according to adopted salary schedule and negotiated agreement.

Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of Washington State Law and the bargained agreement.
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— Quick Facts About Shelton School District —
School (4,267 students, Oct. 2017) Employees: 779 (654 reg. employees; 125 subs and temps)
Bordeaux Elementary 573 students Certificated Staff 305
Evergreen Elementary 569 students (plus preschool) Classified Staff 320
Mt. View Elementary 610 students (plus preschool) Administrators 29
Olympic Middle School 597 students
Oakland Bay Jr. High School 709 students Financial Statement (2016-17)
CHOICE Alternative School 1,975 students Total Revenues $54,549,790
Shelton High School 1,034 students Total Expenditures $53,885,745
Fund Balance $ 5,372,380
Ethnicity (Approx.)
Hispanic 30.0% Miscellaneous
White 58.6% - Birth—12th grade.
American Indian 3.4% - The alternative school houses 9th—12th grade.
Asian .6% - Cooperative (with other districts) for transportation services
Black .6% and special services.
Hawaiian/Pacific Island .2%
Other 6.6% Nov., 2017
► 4,267 students
► 7 Schools:
-1 Regular High School (10th—12th)
-1 Alternative High School (9th –12th)
-1 Jr. High School (8th/9th)
-1 Middle School (6th/7th)
-3 Elementary schools (Pre—5th)
► 779 employees
-654 regular employees
-125 substitute or temporary employees
— About Our Community —
Shelton, nestled in a moderate alpine and marine
setting, is located in Mason County on Puget Sound’s
Oakland Bay and is the southeastern gateway to the
Olympic Peninsula. Mason County is one of the fastest growing counties in Washington, hosting both Hood
Canal and Puget Sound waters.
Shelton is located in a wonderfully diverse setting,
serving the Skokomish and Squaxin Island Indian nations
and a growing Latino population.
Shelton, the county seat, is a community of over
9,000 that is diversified and offers unique opportunities. Industries closely tied to the surrounding woods and
water are lumber, evergreens, shellfish, and Christmas tree farming. In addition, Shelton has developed a strong
aerospace support industry. There is abundant recreation in varying forms including golf, hiking, fishing, hunting, water sports, and camping.
A wide range of cultural activities and urban
amenities are also available locally and in nearby






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