Athletic Coach - Head Boys Basketball Coach, Mesa Public Schools

Athletic Coach - Head Boys Basketball Coach



Job ID:

East Maricopa

March 19, 2024

Contact Information:
Mesa Public Schools
63 E Main S
Mesa, AZ 85201
District Website

Dana Yursi
Phone: 480-472-0463
District Email

Job Description:



Shift Type:





Candidates must complete an on-line application which requires a valid IVP Arizona fingerprint clearance card, Coach Referral Form and the required  NFHS Certificates.



Position is responsible for coaching student athletes in game strategies and techniques to prepare them for athletic competition.  Position motivates student athletes to develop an appreciation of the sport.



  • Current IVP Fingerprint Card
  • Demonstrates knowledge of related subject matter, instructional skills, and resource materials.
  • Utilizes a variety of effective instructional and management techniques.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and effective professional relationships with teachers, administrators, parents, students
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with parents and school personnel at all levels

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

  • Holds organizational meetings for team prospects and encourages potential athletics to participate in the sport.
  • Develops a regular practice schedule and organizes practice time to provide both individual and team development.
  • Works with the athletic director in scheduleing facilities for practices and competition.
  • Coaches and instructs players, individually or in a groups, regarding the rules, regulations, equipment and techniques of the sport.
  • Observes players, during competition and practice to determine the needs for individual or team improvement.
  • Determines game strategy based on the team's capabilities.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior and provides proper supervision of athletes.
  • Monitors the academic performance of team members to ensure the eligibiity requirements are met; and encourges student athletics to maintain a high academic standard.
  • Follows established procedures in the event of an athlete injury.
  • Conferences with parents/guardians, as necessary, regarding the athletic performance of their student.
  • Follows state, regional and district regulations governing the athletic program.
  • Models' sportsmanlike behavior and maintains appropriate conduct towards players, officials and spectators.
  • Works with the athletic director to develop a policy for awards and submits a list of award winners at the end of the season.
  • Follows established procedures for the proper care, maintenance, requisitioning of equipment, supplies and uniforms.
  • Models' nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Prior coaching experience (preferred)


  • NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Certificate
  • NFHS Concussion in Sports Certificate


Mesa Public Schools is an award-winning district and voted Best Place to Work in Mesa. With over 9,000 employees, we are the largest school district in Arizona.  Families have sent generations of students through our schools, as we are the premier educational choice in Arizona.

Reports to:  Athletic Director

 AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ORGANIZATION: The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex or gender, sexual orientation, disability, age or marital status.