The Physical Education and Athletic Department at St. Mark’s School of Texas seeks an experienced educator with the academic background, professional experience, and interest to serve as the Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach and teach in the Physical Education department. The ideal candidate would have the background and flexibility to teach a variety of age levels as well as coach a secondary sport in the middle or upper school. St. Mark’s School of Texas is a vibrant community, and successful candidates will have a love of working with boys and will be generative in the ways they think about teaching and learning. Character and leadership education is an important element of the School’s program that spans all Divisions and is integrated throughout the curriculum, and the most competitive candidates place a high value on this important aspect of the School’s program.
Create a competitive, positive, and fun environment for all student-athletes in the lacrosse program
Foster program cohesion across grades 7-12
Work in coordination with the Athletic Director and Associate Athletic Director to secure a viable game schedule for all levels of lacrosse in grades 7-12
Oversee end of season duties including gathering summary information, collecting uniforms, identifying award winners, and conducting a season review
Coordinate and supervise annual spring trip to play national level competition
Teach in the physical education department at a level assigned by the Director of Physical and Experiential Education
Coach a secondary sport as identified and assigned by the Athletic Director
Provide guidance to student-athletes engaged in the NCAA recruitment process
Serve as an Advisor in either the Middle School or Upper School Advisory program
A minimum of 3-5 years as a Head lacrosse coach or 5 or more years as an offensive or defensive coordinator
Successful candidates will share St. Mark’s belief in the importance of character and leadership development in the lives of adolescents
Proven experience coaching lacrosse at the High School or College level
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to inspire and motivate student-athletes
Effective organizational and problem-solving abilities
A love of subject matter and an enthusiasm for working with young people and colleagues
Qualified applicants should visit our website to complete an online application including a letter of interest and resume.
Additional Salary Information: based on experience
About St. Mark's School of Texas
Founded in 1906, St. Mark's School of Texas is a non-sectarian, college-preparatory, independent day school for boys in grades one through twelve. The School’s charter states that it is “designed to afford its students well-rounded physical, intellectual, moral, and religious training and instruction.” The School is intended to be a diverse community of teachers and students who share a love of learning and who strive for high achievement in whatever they undertake.
St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world. To this end, the School professes and upholds certain values. These values include the discipline of postponing immediate gratification in the interests of earning eventual, hard-won satisfaction; the responsibility of defending one’s own ideas, of respecting the views of others, and of accepting the consequences for one’s own actions; and an appreciation for the lively connection between knowledge and responsibility and the obligation to serve.