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Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach

Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach

Germantown Academy   

We inspire students to be: Independent in Thought • Confident in Expression •   

Compassionate in Spirit • Collaborative in Action • Honorable in Deed

Germantown Academy is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school located on a beautiful 126-acre campus in the Fort Washington suburbs near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school serves more than 1,200 students in grades PK-12. Founded in 1759, GA is America’s oldest non-sectarian day school with rich traditions and a strong commitment to ongoing innovation of curricular and pedagogical practices. 

Germantown Academy is committed to the work of equity and inclusion and believes that equal opportunity in all aspects of employment supports the mission of the school and the successful attainment of our strategic objectives. Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and a respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds.  

Position Purpose: The new head coach will work within GA's Vertically Aligned Program for specific sports. Similar to an academic department head, the Upper School Head Varsity Coach of each Vertically Aligned Program will be responsible for the oversight of the entire 6-12 program, including playing a major role in the hiring of coaches, taking the lead in student recruitment, creating additional opportunities to enhance the competitiveness of the program, and working with coaches to plan student skill development. We believe that this programmatic and personnel program enables GA to meet the three core tenets of our Statement on Athletics:

  1. To offer an inclusive, sequential, and rigorous athletic program.
  2. To be committed to competing successfully throughout our athletic program.
  3. To strive to develop and attract talented student-athletes and teacher-coaches.

Germantown Academy seeks an experienced, dynamic Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach to start in August 2023.

We are seeking candidates who will:

  • Direct the instruction in the sport of Girls Basketball for all of the Upper and Middle School teams.
  • Organize and run all Girls Basketball Varsity team practices.
  • Manage games for all Upper School Varsity Girls Basketball team games.
  • Assist in attracting quality student-athletes to Germantown Academy.
  • Assist in attracting and supervising quality coaches for the Girls Basketball program.
  • Conduct instructional clinics in order to recruit/develop internal GA players as well as the surrounding community.
  • Serve as a resource for the college selection process for all Upper School Girls Basketball players and their families.
  • Assist in overseeing GA Summer Basketball Camp (minimum two weeks) including, but not limited to: staff recruitment and evaluation, curriculum development, parent communication and marketing.
  • Attend all league meetings of the Varsity Girls Basketball coaches.
  • Serve as a conduit of information regarding the Girls Basketball program for all appropriate media sites, including working with the sports information assistant to report game results and promote the team.
  • Meet with the Director of Athletics on a frequent basis to review the status of the program.
  • Communicate with the Associate Director of Athletics regarding scheduling and equipment needs.
  • Comply with all of the professional guidelines as listed in the GA Coaches Handbook.
  • Attend professional development opportunities in the sport of basketball and coaching.


  • Minimum of one year coaching experience
  • Availability for practices or games, Monday through Friday, 3pm-7pm
  • Associate degree; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License