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Strategies For the Coach In Search Of A Team

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© April, 2007

by Lee Weber
Head Football Coach Mission Valley High School, Mission Valley, Kan.

THE OLD SAYING GOES, “There are two kinds of coaches — ones who are about to be fired and ones who have been fired.” No matter the coach, there comes a time in a career when you are going to be a coach without a team. Regardless of whether you are looking for a step-up coaching job or a step-over (out of necessity) coaching job, follow these simple strategies to secure that coaching job you want (and need).
keep your eyes,

ears & options open

Whether you are entrenched firmly at your current job or you are in search of your first job, one of the most important things to do is to stay aware of the coaching positions around you. Sure, the grass may be greener on the other side but the grass isn’t always greenest on your side either.

There are going to be some coaching positions offering you more opportunities that you do not have at your current position (larger school, better athletes, richer football history, coaching at your alma mater, building a winner from the ground up or taking over a perennial state power year after year). There also could be hidden benefits and opportunities at a new job that are difficult ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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