Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

  • Deerfield Academy
  • Deerfield Academy, Boyden Lane, Deerfield, MA, USA
  • Apr 26, 2022
Full time Education: Jobs K - 12 Athletics & Coaching

Job Description

Deerfield Academy seeks a Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach to begin work August 17, 2022. The coaching position will be part of a full-time position at The Academy, with other responsibilities assigned depending on the candidate. As such, we are looking for candidates who are not only capable of leading our basketball program, but are also excited to work collaboratively with colleagues campus-wide in support of a healthy school culture. Additionally, candidates should be enthusiastic about living in close proximity to students and working with them in a variety of capacities. We are actively looking to diversify our faculty and staff and build an inclusive community.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Job Responsibilities:

  • The primary responsibility of this position will be to oversee all aspects of the boys basketball program. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: supervision and instruction of varsity student-athletes during practices and games; working with the director of athletics and other athletics staff on the development of practice and competition schedules, game-day responsibilities, program promotion (social media, website content, etc.), management and development of program staff, and monitoring of student-athlete health and wellness; working with our admissions team to recruit student-athletes to the school; and working with student-athletes, their families, and our college advising team on appropriate college placement.
  • A second primary role outside the boys basketball program will be assigned that is determined to be a match between the successful candidate’s strengths and the current needs of The Academy.
  • Other responsibilities include those that are normally part of a boarding school commitment: dormitory residence or association, advising, dining hall duties, committee work, and other routine duties.



  • Previous experience coaching at the high school and/or collegiate level
  • Interest in and demonstrated skill working with adolescents
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • The energy to thrive in a lively and fast-paced residential academic community
  • A sense of humor, humility, and the ability to work as part of a team
  • A commitment to an inclusive community

Application Details


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