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coaching interview
June 03, 2009 10:47PM
I have been asked to potentially become a varsity assistant and I will be meeting with the varsity coach in the next few weeks and I dont want to look like I am assuming that the job is mine so I want to be prepared. So I need some help.

1. I prepared a coaching resume but I wanted to know what a sample one looked like as I just made mine off the top of my head so if anyone could email me your coaching resume that would be really apperciated so I have something to go off of.

2. Also what type of questions are usally asked at these type of interviews.
Wayne Walters
Re: coaching interview
June 03, 2009 11:03PM

Here are some sample questions based on about fifty interviews that I have been a part of on both sides of the desk. These will help you to prepare for the interview by putting into words your experiences and beliefs in a concise manner. Try to limit your response to a few sentences. If you need to practice, write them out ... edit as needed ... have someone ask you the questions in random order without notes. Keep in mind that you do not want to sound stiff but natural so you do not need to answer word for word like a script.

1. Why do you feel that you are the best person for this job?
2. What qualities would you look for if you were hiring an assistant?
3. What is your overall basketball philosophy and its role in the educational setting?
4. What would you try to teach your players besides basketball? How would you do that?
5. What are your strengths and weaknesses as a coach?
6. What is the role of an assistant coach in building a program?
7. How would you deal with a player that complained about the head coach or the program?
8. What are three things that your previous experience in coaching have taught you?
9. What person and or event has had the most influence on you life? Why?
10. How has coaching affected your life?
11. What do you know about our basketball program?
12. What are your coaching goals? Where do you hope to be in 5, 10, 15 years?
13. Who are your role models in coaching and why?
14. What are your best and worst memories in coaching?

I hope these sample questions help you prepare and best of luck on your interview. Have a blessed day! Keep me posted.

Wayne Walters
Jamie Washington
Re: coaching interview
March 06, 2016 03:23AM
I am going to be interviewing for a head girls basketball job soon.I just wanted to get some advice on what I need to be able to present at the interview as far as program outline.
Coach K
Re: coaching interview
March 10, 2016 05:55AM

What you'll need to be able to present in the interview are cogent, pithy answers about your belief system relative to basketball. The more clarity you have internally, the more impact your answers will have on the interviewer(s).

As far as program outline I like to bring a copy of my coaching philosophy for everyone in the room. I also like to have my coaching notebook which has copied of forms, practice plans, strength and conditioning program (pre, in, and post season), and sample scouting reports.

These things are value-added components often setting you apart from the rest of the interview field. In may cases the committee is just interested to know you've done the work to put this together and will not actually read your stuff.

I also bring a copy of my season teaching calendar just in case someone asks, though it's rarely happened.

Hope this helps.
Re: coaching interview
May 03, 2016 07:19PM
Sounds great, thanks for coaching!
Re: coaching interview
November 19, 2016 05:34PM
Hey All,

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