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OHSLA 2018 Coaching Position Openings


High School Positions for 2018


Oregon

Beaverton High School

The Beaverton High School Lacrosse Club is looking for a new head coach of the program for the 2018 season.  Our program's core purpose is to develop our players into better versions of themselves through lacrosse.  Everything we do directly traces back to this purpose.  We are searching for an exceptional teacher of lacrosse who wholeheartedly aligns with this purpose. 

While high-level knowledge of the game is expected, values and passion are equally as, if not more, important.  Our club values highly collaborative coaches and we expect our head coach to be a leader in working with with coaching staff and the governing board.  We demand constant improvement from coaches, in both on-field IQ and teaching methodology, in the same way we demand constant improvement from our players.  Commitment and effort are imperative. 

Other details about the position and our club:
  • Weekday evenings plus a few weekend events Feb-June
  • Competitive salary.
  • 2016 OHSLA State Champions / Oregon Top 5 in three out of the last five years.
  • 2013 & 2016 OHSLA Coach of the Year.
  • 2016 OHSLA Sportsmanship Award

If you think you can help us continue to build something exceptional at Beaverton, please contact us at bhslaxclub@gmail.com

Oregon

Canby High School

Canby Lacrosse is hiring assistant coaches at the Varsity and JV level for the 2018 season.  Canby has continued to improve each season and only loses 6 seniors from last years playoff team. expectations for assistan coaches:
  • Attend all practices and games.
  • Assist head coaches in running a fast paced and fun practice while building relationships with all of the players to create and maintain a great team culture.
  • Motivate and lead high school players both on and off the field.
  • Help occasionally with the youth program.
If interested please send inquiries to Canby club president Jeff Saltmarsh at jeffs@frontierscreen.com.

Oregon

Century High School

Century High School Lacrosse has an immediate opening for a JV Assistant Coach and Varsity Defensive Coordinator for the 2018 lacrosse season.  Century Lacrosse Program enjoys a strong support from the CHS athletic administration, Century Lacrosse Board, Century Youth Lacrosse community.  We practice after school 4-6pm.

The Varsity Defensive Coordinator, under the direction of the Varsity Head Coach, is responsible for implementing the defensive strategies, schemes, and concepts consistent with the overall program objectives.  Duties include working collaboratively with the Offensive Coordinator on practice and game planning, teaching defensive skills and mechanics, and helping to enhance player development. 

The JV Assistant Coach will work under the direction of the JV Head Coach to implement offensive/defensive strategies, schemes, concepts and plays consistent with the overall program objectives.  The JV Assistant Coach is also responsible for developing player skills and knowledge to successfully move on to the varsity level. 

Preferred qualifications for both positions includes a high lacrosse IQ, prior coaching experience at some level and previous high school/college playing experience.  Most importantly, coaching candidates must have a passion for lacrosse and can demonstrate that through strong leadership and communication skills. 

This can be an excellent opportunity to grow and develop as a coach while making a positive impact on new and emerging lacrosse players.  Coaches are expected to meet OHSLA and Century High School District coaching certification requirements.  Candidates should contact Robert Beard, Century Head Coach at coachrbeard@gmail.com for more information and to submit a Letter of Interest and resume.

Oregon

Corvallis High School

The Corvallis Lacrosse Club has an opening for a varsity head coach.  The club is comprised of students from the two Corvallis-area high schools and has been playing for over 10 years.

Position Overview: The head coach is responsible for leading the High School Boys lacrosse teams.  The head coach will be committed to the academic, personal and athletic growth of all players, striving to develop young men of outstanding character while continuously developing their lacrosse skills.  The head coach will report to the Boys Lacrosse Club Board and the following responsibilities will cover all teams including (Varsity, JV, etc).

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement the lacrosse strategy and technical skills while leveraging best practices from other programs
  • In coordination with the Board, lead the selection, management and evaluation of all club coaches
  • Coordinate team tryouts and team selection
  • Develop and manage a skills development program across all teams
  • Develop a network of college lacrosse coaching contacts to create "next level" opportunities for players
  • Support community engagement and growth of lacrosse in Corvallis and the State of Oregon
  • Meet all the OHSLA coaching certification requirements and Positive Coaching Alliance training

Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Work with the Board and OHSLA to schedule games for teams
  • Work with the Corvallis Youth Lacrosse program to create a smooth transition for high school bound players
  • Support Club fundraising efforts managed by the Board
  • Effective and timely communication with Board as needed for program operations
  • Work with Board to develop and annual calendar of in-season and out of season events

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
  1. A resume that includes the names of at least three professional references, their email addresses and telephone contact numbers.
  2. A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for, and why you are interested in this position.
  3. Any applicable certifications or qualifications related coaching Lacrosse

All information is sent to Christie Dudenhoefer, Board President @ christiedudenhoefer@gmail.com

Oregon

Forest Grove High School

Forest Grove High School Boys Lacrosse has an opening for Varsity Head Coach for the 2018 OHSLA season.  From our humble beginnings, we have established our program as a steady presence in our community and in the league.  Our vision is to rise from our current level of play and become a much more competitive program.  With the establishment of a youth program in our community three seasons ago, we have laid the foundation to grow the club and enhance our high school club level of play.  FGHS Lacrosse just saw its largest ever incoming class of freshmen players for the 2017 season with ten players, all with previous lacrosse experience.  We expect that trend to continue with the youth lacrosse program continuing to expand to younger age brackets.  We plan to expand, adding a JV squad to our existing Varsity squad in the coming seasons, which will further develop our players and give rise to our competitive vision.  The sweet spot for coaching opportunity is NOW as we are at the cusp of turning the corner towards a higher level of success. 

Head Coach Requirements:
  • Previous coaching experience of three or more years.
  • Must have knowledge of lacrosse. Lacrosse coaching and/or college lacrosse playing experience preferred.
  • Ability to communicate and effectively work with student athletes, club administration, FGHS AD, and parents.
  • Flexible schedule.  Practices are often on our FGHS turf field in the evening (7-9pm).  Alternatively, we practice on nearby grass fields during daylight hours (4-6pm).
  • Vision and ambition for a successful high school program.  This includes being willing to contribute to and collaborate with our youth club, Forest Grove Youth Lacrosse (FGYL).
  • Must complete a background check with Forest Grove School District.
  • Must complete coaching certification requirements via OHSLA, before February 2018.

It will also be the responsibility of the head coach to select assistant coaching staff with collaboration from the club administration. 

Please contact Tammi McLaughlin, FGHS Boys Lacrosse Club President at fglacrosse@gmail.com or 503-475-2683.

Oregon

Jesuit High School

Jesuit High School has an immediate opening for a head boy's lacrosse coach.  Jesuit lacrosse is not a club program but is fully supported by the athletic department at Jesuit with a generous budget, administrative support, busing to and from games, game management supervision, athletic trainer, and assistant coach stipends.  There is no fundraising required by the Jesuit lacrosse coaches.  We seek a candidate who is has excellent knowledge of the fundamentals and strategy of the game.  But more importantly, we seek a head coach who displays great leadership skills, develops excellent rapport with teenagers, and knows how to coach for character. 

Jesuit lacrosse has been one of the most successful teams in our league over the past ten years, and we have many talented athletes to help Jesuit continue as a leader of lacrosse in the state.  Jesuit boy's lacrosse consists of Varsity, JV and JV2 boys teams.  Lacrosse practices at Jesuit are weekday evenings from either 5:30-7:30 pm or 7:00-9:00 pm, alternating each week with the girl's program on a full turf field.  The head coach will supervise pre-season workouts in January and February, coach practices and games throughout the spring season (which may involve occasional weekends), and run a one week camp in the summer. 

Other responsibilities of the Head Coach:
  • Coach and lead every aspect of the team.
  • Coach every practice and game.
  • Conduct team tryouts and team selections and cuts.
  • Hire varsity assistant and JV coaches.
  • Develop core covenants and positive player development strategies.
  • Instill leadership skills and coach the captains.
  • Be committed to the intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual development of athletes.
  • Possess a positive attitude and high energy.
  • Create a daily practice plan.
  • Help develop the league and pre-season schedule (already set for 2018).
  • Be a liaison with the OHSLA.

Special Requirements:
  • At least 3 years coaching experience.
  • Must by NFHS Certified before the first practice.
  • Must have the following certifications completed before the first practice: Concussion, Heat Management, Steroid Prevention, Called to Protect Training, and Coach Handbook Training.
  • Any other certifications as required by the OHSLA

For an application, contact the athletic director, Mike Hughes, at mhughes@jesuitportland.org or call (503) 291-5418.  Application deadline is Friday, January 12, 2018.  When applying you will need to fill out a simple application form and submit up to 3 letters of recommendation.  Interviews will occur preferably on either January 16, 17 or 18 in the late afternoon.  Jesuit provides a competitive salary and other compensation opportunities.

Oregon

Lake Oswego High School

Lake Oswego High School Lacrosse has an immediate openings for a JV Assistant Coach and Varsity Defensive Coordinator for the 2018 lacrosse season.  The Lake Oswego Lacrosse Program has a rich history and tradition in the Three Rivers League and enjoys strong support from the LOHS athletic administration, LO Lacrosse Board and Lake Oswego Youth Lacrosse community.

The JV Assistant Coach will work under the direction of the JV Head Coach to implement offensive/defensive strategies, schemes, concepts and plays consistent with the overall program objectives.  The JV Assistant Coach is also responsible for developing player skills and knowledge to successfully move on to the varsity level.

The Varsity Defensive Coordinator, under the direction of the Varsity Head Coach, is responsible for implementing the defensive strategies, schemes, and concepts consistent with the overall program objectives.  Duties include working collaboratively with the Offensive Coordinator on practice and game planning, teaching defensive skills and mechanics, and helping to enhance player development.

Preferred qualifications include a high lacrosse IQ, prior coaching experience at some level and previous high school/college playing experience.  Most importantly, coaching candidates most have a passion for lacrosse and can demonstrate that through strong leadership and communication skills.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This can be an excellent opportunity to grow and develop as a coach while making a positive impact on new and emerging lacrosse players.  Coaches are expected to meet OHSLA and Lake Oswego School District coaching certification requirements. 

Candidates should contact Rick Gruen, Lake Oswego Head Coach at rgruen19@gmail.com for more information and to submit a Letter of Interest and resume.

Oregon

Oregon City High School

Oregon City High School is looking for a Head Coach and various Assistant Coaches to help take our growing and competitive high school program to the next level.  Backed by supportive boosters, parents, and community, our youth program has exploded and feeds the high school team with skilled and experienced players. The program is focused on tradition of developing teamwork, leadership, confidence, and commitment.  We are looking for candidates that look to help shape this team into successful young adults, on and off the field by .  Someone who uses their passion and love of the sport to help young men grow through the sport of lacrosse so they can excel on and off the field. 

Coaching staff is expected to have at least two years of playing experience, college experience is encouraged but not required.  The ideal candidate should be a student of the game, and have at least two years of experience as a coach.  The season will go from late February to late May and coaches must be available Monday-Friday in the late afternoon to evening, plus some Sunday afternoons.  They will conduct a youth camp during early spring, and summer with the high school players.&nsp; Coaches are also expected to play host for the End of the Oregon Trail Tournament in July.  The Head coach will work with the Athletic Director, other coaching and staff, to schedule practices and evaluate assistant coaches.  It also the coach's responsibility to work with the Club to order & purchase all equipment and supplies for the high school program.

Other responsibilities of Coaches:
  • Coach and lead every aspect of the team.
  • Coach every practice and game.
  • Implement offensive and defensive strategies.
  • Work on positive player development with good leadership and communication skills.
  • Travel with the JV/Varsity teams to away games.
  • Create practice plans, help with travel, attend fundraisers and meetings.
  • Posses a positive attitude and high energy.
  • Promote a organized, fun and rewarding environment.

Special Requirements
  • Must be NFHS certified before the start of the season.
  • Must have the following trainings completed: Heat Management, Steroid, Concussion and First Aid, prior to the first day of practice.
  • Ability to communicate with administration, media, teaching staff, community members, parents and student athletes effectively.
Applicants recommended for conditional employment may be required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal record check at their own expense (presently $15, plus $59 per employee).  For more information and to apply, please visit the Lacrosse Coach Ad on the Oregon City School District website.

Oregon

Ridgeview High School

Do you love lacrosse and want to be a part of growing it in Central Oregon? Ridgeview Lacrosse in Redmond is seeking an experienced lacrosse head coach to be a part of this established program and lead our V and JV teams for the spring 2018 season (approximately Feb. through May 2018).

The head coach helps the club director co-ordinate all aspects of the lacrosse program in concert with the club's mission and values.  Key responsibilities include preparing for and running daily practices, directing assistant parent and JV coaches, game day coaching, traveling to and from away games, attending program meetings, responding to requests from the media and prospective student-athletes, and handling team communications, and administrative tasks as needed (but mostly handled by director of club). Hours are primarily early evening practices and weekend games.

Qualifications and skills required for position:
  • Ability to teach correct lacrosse skills is required, including strong technical knowledge of the game.
  • A minimum of 2-3 years coaching and/or playing experience preferred
  • Passion and enthusiasm for working with and developing youth players into high school student-athletes!
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Commitment to working collegially in a diverse community and communicating effectively with a diverse population of parents and students

Specific Duties Include:
  • Teach all skills and plan all game training.
  • To Collaborate with director in the coordination of clinics, tournaments and other events.
  • Be tech savvy for communication with program participants, volunteers, other staff and/or community partners.
  • Help plan further growth and development of program.
Salary: Negotiable. Appointment: Part-Time, 4 months. Contact Steve Ashley: ridgeviewlax@gmail.com

Oregon

South Salem High School

South Salem High School is hiring an assistant Varsity coach for the 2018 season.  Exciting opportunity for a coach with energy to inspire a young up-and-coming team.  Looking for someone interested in cultivating team unity as well as building skills. 

Qualified individuals must exhibit leadership and motivational skills, and have knowledge of the game and the ability to coach at the high school level.  Candidate will be required to attend all practices and games, assisting with game planning and strategy. Must complete coaching certificate requirements. 

If interested please send inquiries to South Salem Lacrosse club president Matt Ficek at southsaxonlax@gmail.com.

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