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NCS Head Coach Position

National Cathedral School seeks new Head Coach

NCS HEAD COACH JOB DESCRIPTION

 

The NCS Head Crew Coach is responsible for all aspects of leading, coaching, teaching, developing, mentoring, supporting, and inspiring the student-athletes under his or her supervision, as well as supervising the NCS crew coaching staff.  The head coach must have strong technical rowing and equipment skills.  The head coach reports to the CCCRC Board while working cooperatively with NCS personnel and the St. Albans (STA) coaching staff. 

 

SUMMARY

The NCS crew team consists of approximately 35-40 high school girls who participate in winter conditioning and compete in the spring. The spring roster is finalized at the end of winter training through a coach-run selection process. Winter conditioning occurs Monday-Friday from 3:45 pm-5:45 pm with occasional Saturdays. During the spring season, the team utilizes Thompson Boat Center (TBC) for practices Monday-Friday from 3:45 pm-5:45 pm and Saturday mornings. CCCRC also organizes a one-week training trip during the schools’ spring break. The team competes in 5-7 regattas during the spring season, culminating in the Washington Metropolitan Independent Rowing Association (WMIRA) League Championships, the Stotesbury Cup Regatta, and SRAA National Championship (the 1V8+ only).

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Roles

  • Coaching: Providing direct conditioning and technical coaching both on and off the water with a shared emphasis on individual and overall boat improvement in a positive, supportive and honest environment. Assigning coaches, coxswains, equipment, and lineups.  
  • Program Management: Managing NCS assistant coaches, ensuring that all applicable CCCRC Policies, Safety Rules, and the Code of Conduct are followed in addition to upholding all  NCS policies and expectations, holding all NCS team members to CCCRC and school standards, communicating and collaborating with the CCCRC Board and NCS personnel.
  • Equipment Management: Identifying, procuring (funded by CCCRC and in compliance with CCCRC policy) and ensuring proper maintenance of both STA and NCS equipment required to effectively train, practice, and compete. 

Responsibilities

  • Overseeing and promoting the physical and emotional well-being of our student-athletes.
  • Developing and executing effective process-based training programs that are safe and that build the skills and performance of our student-athletes.
  • Ensuring that all equipment is available and operational for all practices and training. 
  • Managing regatta activities, including but not limited to, the schedule, registration, logistics, and supervision of the team and equipment at all times.
  • Creating a productive environment through positive leadership of student-athletes and coaching staff that inspires teamwork, respect, commitment, and competitiveness.
  • Collaborating with CCCRC Board and NCS Personnel on matters related to the program and its student-athletes (regatta schedule, equipment needs/registration, transportation to TBC, additional practice times if needed). 
  • Arranging boat usage & transport for in-season training, practices, and regattas.
  • Collaborating with TBC on organization of boathouse and equipment.
  • Communicating effectively and appropriately with:
    • each student-athlete related to individual and team performance as well as parents when necessary
    • the Board regarding program needs and concerns by attending monthly CCCRC Board meetings or when needed.
    • St. Albans coaching staff.
    • Collegiate coaches and NCS Personnel for recruiting purposes on behalf of student-athletes.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Functional Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Candidates must satisfactorily complete a nationwide criminal background check per NCS protocol.
  • Completion of SafeSport and required NCS training.
  • Licenses associated with water sports (Red Cross or YMCA lifesaving, small craft handling license, CPR certification) are required or ability to obtain upon hire. 
  • US Rowing Level 2 or 3 Coaching Certification preferred.
  • At least 4-6 years’ experience as an athlete and/or coach.
  • Advanced understanding of technical, conceptual and strategic aspects of rowing. 
  • Demonstrated experience in coaching and mentoring student athletes in recognition of the physical, mental, and emotional needs/requirements/limitations of young women athletes.
  • Respect for diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of coaching
  • Website and social media experience and video editing skills preferred.

Technical Skills

  • Experience and ability to teach sweep rowing and coxswain skills.
  • Solid understanding & continuing education regarding US Rowing rules.
  • Thorough knowledge of equipment maintenance, rigging adjustments, and trailer loading.  Ability to recognize repairs required to equipment and knowledge of where to get those repairs performed. Ideally have the ability to perform minor repairs.
  • Ability to develop rowing technique and athletic conditioning in athletes of varying ages, experience, and skills.
  • Collaboration with NCS’ strength and condition coach and trainer. 
  • Ability to drive a truck with a boat trailer to spring training and regattas preferred.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Competitive salary range commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and the contact information for 3 references to Robin Moore, CCCRC board member, at moorer@mac.com. 

Review of applications will begin immediately.

ABOUT CCCRC 

The CCCRC is an independent rowing club for NCS and STA high schools. With approximately 75 athletes split roughly evenly between boys and girls, CCCRC is one of the most competitive rowing programs in the District/Maryland/Virginia area.  CCCRC has a long tradition of success with alumni going on to row in top collegiate programs.  Rowing out of TBC on the Potomac river in the Georgetown section of Washington DC, the Club also enjoys the use NCS’s state-of-the-art training facilities, dedicated and talented student-athletes, and an engaged and supportive parent organization that contributes both financially and with their time to provide CCCRC with every opportunity to succeed on a national level. (https://www.ncsstacrew.org/home

ABOUT NCS

NCS serves 595 students in grades 4 through 12. Faculty and staff are curious intellectually, flexible, and collaborative, and they view education as an exciting vocation. Our students are engaged, fun, and kind, and they love to be challenged and viewed as confident individuals. As an Episcopal school, NCS welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths while maintaining a close identity with Washington National Cathedral’s commitment to be a house of prayer for all people. (https://ncs.cathedral.org)  

 

CCCRC NCS Achievements

2021: WMIRA Gold 3v, WMIRA Silver 2v & Freshman 8+, WMIRA Bronze 1v

2019: Stotesbury Gold Freshman 8+, WMIRA Gold Freshman 8+, WMIRA Bronze 2v 

2018: Stotesbury Gold 1v, 2v, WMIRA Gold Freshman 8+ 

2017: Stotesbury Gold 1v, 2v, VASRA Gold 1v, 2v, 3v 

2016: Stotesbury Gold 1v, 2v, VASRA Gold 1v, 2v, 3v 

2015: Stotesbury Gold Freshman 8+, VASRA Gold 1v, Freshman 8+ 

2014: Stotesbury Silver 1v, VASRA Bronze 1v

2013: Stotesbury Silver 1v, VASRA Silver 1v, 2v 

2012: Stotesbury Silver 1v, VASRA Gold 1v 

2011 VASRA Gold 1v

2010 Stotesbury Bronze 2v 

2009 VASRA Gold 1v

2001 Stotesbury Bronze 1V, SRAA Bronze 1V

2000 NCASRA Gold 1v, Gold 2v, Gold Freshmen

1999 NCASRA Gold 1v, Gold 2v

1998 NCASRA Gold Freshmen, Stotesbury Gold Freshmen

1997 NCASRA Gold Freshmen. Stotesbury Gold Freshmen

1995 Stotesbury Gold Junior 8