How to join my coaching staff (I’m hiring assistant coaches)

Posted by Latif Thomas

I need to hire some assistant coaches.

Last season I had my ‘Michael Jordan’ moment. Despite the success of my sprints/hurdles/jumps group, I realized that I can’t get the results I’m after if I’m doing it all myself. As a student of the patterns of the universe, I simply looked at the best team in our state and saw that they have a sprints coach, a hurdles coach, a high jump coach and a horizontal jumps coach.

I’m good at multi-tasking, but I’m not that good.

I had a fantastic mentor when I first started and it’s time for me to pay that forward. So I’m looking for 2-3 motivated, young coaches who are interested in learning the ropes of coaching the sprints/hurdles/jumps. Your coaching/competing background isn’t as important to me as your desire to excel.

Here are the criteria you MUST meet to be considered. So if you know you can’t meet them, don’t even bother going to the next step. Remember, this is a high school coaching position. Apply because you want to learn and want to coach, not because you’re looking for a big paycheck. You shouldn’t be looking at this as your full time job! So, I want you to join my staff if…

  1. You can get to Attleboro, Massachusetts 6 days per week from December through June. (That means you live near here or plan to.)
  2. You can be available Monday through Friday from 2:30-5:30, at minimum, and pretty much all day on Saturdays. (This is the HS track schedule.)
  3. You love track and field and enjoy learning about training and coaching. It’s not something you *have* to do, it’s something you *want* to do.
  4. You’re not afraid to work with large groups, ask questions or be wrong.
  5. You’re willing to put in as much time as is required to help the team (and athletes) maximize their potential and do it for a high school coach salary.

If you still think you’d be a good fit for this excellent opportunity, click on the link below and follow the application directions:

Good luck!

Latif Thomas


Latif Thomas - Latif Thomas owns and operates Complete Track and Field and serves as the Co-Director of the Complete Track and Field Clinic at Harvard University, the largest track and field clinic in the United States. A popular speaker and presenter at some of the largest coaching clinics across the country, Latif has true passion for the sport and it definitely shows. Over the past 19 years, he has coached more combined League, Division, All-State, and New England Champions in sprints, hurdles, and jumps than he can count. Follow @latif_thomas on Twitter.

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