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The Savannah Country Day School seeks an experienced Head Basketball Coach and Basketball Program Director join its learning community. This role may be filled as a full-time or part-time position, dependent upon the qualifications of the successful candidate.  The Head Basketball Coach is responsible for developing and implementing effective training programs, strategizing game plans, and providing mentorship to student athletes to help them reach their full potential.  This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the athletic and overall development of Savannah Country Day School students.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:
·  Developing comprehensive training programs to enhance student athlete skills, fitness, and teamwork.
·  Planning and executing effective practice sessions focused on skill development, tactics, and game strategies.
·  Providing constructive feedback to student athletes to facilitate their growth and improvement.
·  Fostering a positive and inclusive team culture that emphasizes sportsmanship, respect, and discipline.
·  Providing guidance and mentorship to student-athletes, promoting academic success, sportsmanship, and personal growth.
·  Collaborating with assistant coaches, athletic trainers, and other staff members to ensure the overall success of the basketball program.
·  Communicating effectively with players, parents, school administration, and the community to build support for the team.
·  Encouraging student participation in school sports.
·  Performing additional coaching duties and/or other responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements:
·  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
·   Three (3) or more years’ experience coaching basketball at the high school level or above preferred.
·   Strong knowledge of basketball offensive and defensive strategies, tactics, and player development required
·   Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are necessary to work effectively with students, parents, faculty and staff.
·   Ability to motivate and inspire student-athletes to reach their full potential is essential.
·   Commitment to upholding the values of sportsmanship, integrity, and teamwork is a must.
·   Valid Driver’s License and insurability required.
·    Attendance at evening and weekend functions is required.

To Apply:
Qualified applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Melissa Banks, Human Resources Manager, mbanks@savcds.org.

Physical Demands:
This position involves routine physical activity, with regular bending/reaching, pushing/pulling, stooping, and crouching.  Also requires intermittent sitting, standing, and walking in various settings.  Occasional running or brief strenuous activity may be required to demonstrate or aid in student training.  Work is typically performed in campus buildings and outdoors, where the employee is occasionally exposed to heat, cold, or inclement weather.  The employee carries light to medium weight objects, up to 50 pounds.

About Us:
Savannah Country Day traces its origins back to the 1905 founding of The Pape School, an institution long recognized for its academic excellence and college preparatory curriculum. Led by a group of visionary parents who saw the continued need for a first-rate college preparatory school in Savannah, the founders of Savannah Country Day built upon the assets of the Pape School and created a school with a recognized tradition of academic excellence across the southeast.  Today, Savannah Country Day School is Savannah’s preeminent college preparatory school providing a rigorous, yet supportive learning environment for a wide variety of motivated learners. Enrolling over 1000 students ranging from infants to 12th grade, SCDS is truly a family school.  Situated on a beautiful, 65-acre campus on the south side of historic Savannah, Georgia, SCDS has a 6:1 student to teacher ratio, an unparalleled arts program and a full range of athletic and extracurricular opportunities.  Significant funds are available for faculty professional development and our faculty average 21 years of experience with 85% of Upper School faculty holding advanced degrees.

Inclusion at Savannah Country Day School:
The Savannah Country Day School is guided by the school’s mission statement which includes:
·    that each student’s life is enriched in a diverse community where differences among people are affirmed and celebrated;
·    that the school shares with families the responsibility for fostering in each student strength of character, a sense of personal responsibility, and an attitude of faith, reverence, and tolerance;
SCDS seeks candidates of all cultures and backgrounds who embrace the school’s mission of diversity, are eager to engage in the work of inclusion and have a desire to join a community of diverse individuals who celebrate their similarities while also recognizing their individuality.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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