Head Coach in Bozeman Montana – FILLED

Applications due 01/01/20

Job Description:

Location: 1211 West Main Street, Bozeman, MT, USA





The Bozeman Swim Club, (BSC), the Barracudas, is in beautiful Bozeman, Montana.  We are seeking a full-time, top tier Head Coach with a proven track record to build our successful program in partnership with our non-profit parent Board and active volunteers.  We are an age-group based program with 130 swimmers ages 5 and up with athletes ranging from the beginning swimmer up to and including athletes qualifying for upper level meets.  We are a Positive Coaching Alliance partner and boast a respectful family culture rich in tradition and excellence and routinely challenge for or win Montana team titles.  The club swims in an 8-lane, 50-meter facility with a removable bulk head to allow a 25 yard option for practice and meets.  

Bozeman is an active, growing community in Southwest Montana.  It is home to Montana State University and offers a range of recreational and cultural activities well beyond those of other similar-sized communities.  World-class fishing, skiing and hiking is right outside our doors and Yellowstone National Park, multiple wilderness areas and federal/state forests and parks are located nearby.

The Barracuda Head Coach will lead all aspects of our competitive swim program including:

  • Supervision of assistant coaches including hiring and firing,
  • Coaching and/or oversight of all groups/levels of athletes,
  • Development of the competitive program (both in-water and dryland training) within the framework of the Club’s mission and core values,
  • Athlete registration, team management and meet entries,
  • Annual and seasonal plan development and review,
  • Tracking athlete/team performance,
  • Management and evaluation of athlete goal setting and tracking,
  • Development of seasonal meet schedule for approval by the Board, and
  • Parent meetings and athlete communications

Desired Qualifications include:

  • Energetic, dynamic and positive leader that works well in and independent role, possesses strong leadership, organizational and administrative skills;
  • A strong background in competitive swimming with a minimum of 3 to 5 years’ progressive coaching experience with a history of leading both novice and high-level age-group swimmers;
  • History of working successfully to develop competitive, high-level swimmers by advancing athletes through an age-group program;
  • ASCA Level 3 or higher certification;
  • Serve as a positive role model for young athletes maintaining high ethical and moral standards;
  • Ability to effectively communicate appropriate goals and progressions to swimmers and parents;
  • Coaching member in good standing with USA Swimming and current on all background checks and certifications/training including athlete protection, first aid, CPR, AED, coaches safety, etc.;
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with other coaches, the Board of Directors, the local swim center management/staff, volunteers, parents and athletes and be a strong advocate for the sport of competitive swimming
  • Ability and desire to serve in various capacities in support of the Montana LSC;
  • Proficient computer skills and effective knowledge of Team Unify, Hy-Tek Team Manager, Meet Manager, Main Set, and Microsoft applications (MSWord, Excel, etc.);
  • Ability and commitment to abide by USA Swimming Code of Conduct;
  • A clean driving record and the ability to travel to all scheduled meets both intrastate and interstate;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong knowledge of stroke technique, training, dryland progressions, and taper strategies for a range of swimmer ages and abilities;
  • Ability to embody the Club’s core values including respect, family and personal development and instill and educate swimmers and parents about the role and value of excellence, commitment and competition in high-level performance;

Compensation will be based on experience.  We offer a competitive compensation package including retirement savings plan, education allowance, travel expense reimbursement and health savings plan.  

How to Apply

Submit resume/ CV to [email protected]

Contact Information

Trevor Huffmaster

Bozeman Swim Club
PO Box 804
Bozeman MT 59771

phone: 406-580-2251