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Offline Beansko82

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Assistant interview questions.
« on: June 24, 2018, 08:56:04 PM »
Was notified by the AD today that a dad had volunteered to help coach this season.

Called the gentleman on the phone and set up a meeting for Tuesday.  I plan to sit down with him face to face and get a feel for how he is before I make the decision to go ahead and accept him on the staff.  Id rather go at it with only two coaches than take one that would end up being liability. 

I wanted to know what sort of questions do you ask when interviewing a potential new coach? 

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Re: Assistant interview questions.
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2018, 10:00:08 PM »
Have you coached before?

Can you make all the practices?

Are you willing to coach our scheme's?

Are you willing to not coach your son?

What is your football background?

What are you able to bring to our team?

These are just a few, the real key is whether he is willing to follow what you do. Next, it's about being reliable. A coach that doesn't show up or chronically misses is not helpful. I am always leery of Dad coaches, but under the right circumstances it can be great. Good luck.

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Re: Assistant interview questions.
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2018, 11:15:50 PM »
* How much time each week do you think you spend studying/reading to improve your knowledge?
* How will that change if you are hired?
* Describe your process for breaking down film?
* What makes you better than what you would consider an "average" coach?
* Would you still want the position if you were not able to coach your son's position?
* What is your approach to coaching the top athletes on the team?
* What is your approach to coaching the bottom athletes on the team?
* What is your philosophy on playing time?
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Re: Assistant interview questions.
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2018, 11:34:50 PM »
Id rather go at it with only two coaches than take one that would end up being liability.

Agree.

I'd first assess what kind of role he sees for himself.  Does he just want to "be there," hold bags and offer "attaboys," or does he want to learn schemes and teach fundamentals?  Nothing wrong with either, as long as he's in full support of assisting the program.  But you need to know both sets of expectations (his and yours).

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Re: Assistant interview questions.
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2018, 09:12:14 AM »
These were mine:

1. Attendance
2. Experience coaching in any sport, what capacity, and how long.
3.  After explaining roles available, ask where theyd be most comfortable.

Thats really it, if theyre opinion of coaching is being a coordinator i dont prolong the conversation.  I need drill coaches, technique coaches, i need teachers. Then we can worry about x's and o's.

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