Head Football Coach

Westminster Christian Academy is currently seeking a head football coach with the passion, gifts, and experience to develop a Christ-honoring, vibrant, and highly competitive program. We desire candidates who seek to:

  • Foster spiritual leadership and moral character
  • Promote positive team and personal relationships
  • Develop the talents and skills of the athletes
  • Inspire students to join the program
  • Promote Westminster’s Athletic Pillars*
  • Reflect good communication, organization, and the mentoring and management of coaches

This is a stipend position that will be paid according to the Westminster athletic stipend schedule.   The official football season begins on August 10, 2020, but this position will require summer and off-season work prior to the official start date.

The head football coach will hold full-time employment on the Westminster faculty or staff; specific role will be determined by the candidate’s experience and qualifications. 

Founded in 1976 as an independent, coeducational school, Westminster Christian Academy provides a comprehensive college preparatory program for 950 students in grades 7 through 12. The school is located in suburban St. Louis County, Missouri, on a 70-acre campus, 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis.

Westminster honors Jesus Christ by providing an excellent education, rooted in biblical truth as interpreted by the Westminster Confession of Faith, for the children of Christian parents. Faculty and staff enable students to discover and embrace a biblical view of the world and integrate that view into every area of life.

Responsibilities

  • Promote spiritual growth in athletes through strong spiritual leadership
  • Cast and implement a vision which creates a 7-12 program that is attractive to student-athletes and families
  • Develop strong, meaningful relationships with football athletes and families
  • Recruit and retain football athletes in the school
  • Collaborate with assistant coaches to create tactical schemes and game plans that utilize the strengths and abilities of the athletes
  • Plan and execute organized and efficient daily practice plans
  • Utilize and develop assistant coaches
  • Manage all aspects of the football program including but not limited to equipment, inventory, budget, eligibility paperwork, and non-coaching personnel
  • Communicate with families on a regular basis regarding schedule and logistics
  • Work effectively with parents on programs such as senior day and end of season banquet

Qualifications

  • Mature and growing faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
  • Fulfillment of MSHSAA coaching requirements
  • Football coaching experience; previous head coaching experience a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to relate to athletes, parents, and coaches
  • Strong leadership skills with a passion for athletes
  • Strong and proven verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, flexibility, and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, communicate, and implement daily practice plans
  • Strong desire to develop and implement a vision to grow the football program

* Westminster’s Athletic Pillars

  1. Honor Jesus Christ in all things
  2. Christian character defines who we are
  3. Good grades and conduct lead the way
  4. “We” before “me”
  5. We will run the race to win
  6. We are in this together
  7. Commitments are paramount
  8. We will grow and improve in and out of season
  9. Supporting other players and teams is expected
  10. Positive attitudes will influence outcomes

**This opening will be posted until January 5, 2020