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Basketball, Girls 9th Grade Head Coach

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JOB ID: 24000063

Hershey, PA
Job Category: Athletics & Coaching

Milton Hershey School (MHS) is one of the world’s best private schools, where students from lower-income families seeking greater opportunity can explore their individual interests to the fullest. Thanks to the generosity of Milton and Catherine Hershey, the school is fully endowed, with the resources to ensure every student has what they need to succeed. The school has prepared almost 12,000 graduates to lead fulfilling and productive lives and is expanding to serve more students.  MHS provides enrolled students with a multitude of opportunities, including numerous athletic options with access to state-of-the-art athletic facilities led by a committed coaching staff. 

MHS is currently seeking a Basketball Head Coach (9th grade girls) for a one-year ancillary position at the High School. The head coach is responsible for leading the program year-round to develop students athletically and competitively, as well as instilling character so they excel in their sport and in life.  The season runs from November through March. Practices times vary Monday through Friday in the evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday mornings. Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Planning and overseeing all aspects of the sports program.
  • Ensuring the program is competitive and character-building. 
  • Recruiting students to participate and collaborating with the primary and middle schools to develop talent pipelines.
  • Establishing year-round strategies and processes to train & invest in student skill development.
  • Creating skill enrichment programs and opportunities.
  • Leading all practice sessions and coaching at all games and events.
  • Providing exceptional personal coaching and leadership of the players.
  • Collaborating with the Varsity and Junior Varsity Basketball teams.
  • Hiring and maintaining a coaching support staff. 
  • Implementing creative strategies to offset unique circumstances of MHS’s programs.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. 
  • The candidate should be eager to build the culture of the program & invest in student talent development year-round.
  • Experience establishing a highly competitive program, while also instilling high quality character.
  • Exercises knowledge of current coaching techniques, rules and regulations, and training theory of basketball.
  • Must have the ability to teach beginner and advanced basketball skills, while also interacting with different skill level athletes in a positive and professional manner.
  • Has the ability to lead & inspire diverse youth. Experience working with lower income students is preferred.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal & written) and exceptional organizational/planning skills are required.
  • Candidates should demonstrate a high degree of integrity as all MHS staff are role models for students.
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