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You're a pro at coaching players to victory, but is your resume ready for the big leagues? Don't let a lackluster coaching resume put you on the bench. Whether you're a seasoned coach or aiming for high school coach jobs, your resume needs to score points with hiring managers.
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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.
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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