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Coaching Resume Samples [Also for High School Coach Jobs]

Coaching Resume Samples [Also for High School Coach Jobs]

You lead your team like Belichick. But the hiring manager won’t guess that. You’ve got to prove it. Do it with this first-round draft pick sample coaching resume and guide.

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You know how to lead your team to success.


But do you know how to lead your career to the goal line?


You don’t want to drop the ball on the way to your future coaching job. It doesn’t matter what sport you specialize in—there’s one thing that all types of coaches need to land a job: 


A coaching resume that blows the competition away.


The ball is in your court now. Sit down and start writing.


Don’t know how?


Don’t worry—get a head start with our coaching resume writing guide and become the front-runner in the race for the best coaching jobs.


This guide will show you: 


  • A coaching resume example better than 9 out of 10 other resumes.
  • How to write a coaching resume that will land you more interviews.
  • Tips and examples of how to put skills and achievements on a coaching resume.
  • How to describe your experience on a resume for a coach to get any job you want.


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Coaching Resume Sample


Scott King, High School Basketball Coach



Professional Summary


Effective high school basketball coach with 5+ years of experience, skilled in communication and goal-setting. Seeking to raise Prairieville High School’s state standings by 25%. At Brusly High, raised winning percentage 19% through active listening, better practice drill plans, and improved use of man-to-man and zone plays. Ensured individual team members set and hit personal goals for athletics and academics with 88% success rate.


Work Experience


Basketball Coach

Brusly High School

March 2015–May 2019

  • Raised percentage of annual wins-to-losses by 19% by drilling better zone plays and man-to-man plays.
  • Took the team to state championships twice.
  • Used active listening to understand individual player challenges and assist in creating personal goals for each player. Players met these goals with 88% success.
  • Worked directly with teachers, players, and parents to set attainable academic targets. Ensured all 20+ players maintained averages of B or higher.
  • Organized 15 away games and 16 home games.


Assistant Soccer Coach

Oak Hills Place High School

Jan 2014–Jan 2015

  • Ordered all supplies using smart sourcing techniques to save $2,000 per year over previous years.
  • Gave special attention to lagging players. Under close guidance, brought the team’s last-place player up to starting level in 8 weeks.
  • Assisted in organizing transportation, snacks, drinks, and supplies for 17 away games.




2009–2013 Louisiana State University

Biological Sciences Major

  • Point guard, NCAA men’s basketball championship game.
  • Mentored 3 other players in play execution and zone defense.




  • Hard skills: Goal setting, basketball coaching, creating practice drills, safety
  • Soft skills: Interpersonal skills, active listening, communication, organization




Volunteer little league coach, ages 8–10

Referee in a men’s basketball league 1x per month.


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Tom Gerencer is a career expert and Certified Professional Resume Writer who has published over 200 in-depth articles on Zety. Since 2016, he has been sharing advice on all things recruitment from writing winning resumes and cover letters to getting a promotion.
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