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Why can't I get a football coaching job FOR experience when they won't hire WITHOUT experience?

I have very successfully coached little league up to age 14 for years. Yet I cannot get a high school coaching job because of the competitive market in my area as most of our high schools are coached by former college coaches. So why can't I get a position which gives me "credible level experience" to move my career in coaching forward?

Asked By: The Coach - 5/20/2008
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Going to have to start with something lower than head coach. I don't know what area you are in, but based on info provided I am going to guess that assistant coaches and both off and def coordinators are in use. Try for one of these positions and that will make your skills much more marketable.
Answered By: josephmcgurk - 5/20/2008
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Try to find a lower position such as Assistant Coach or Defensive Cord./Offensive Cord./Special Teams and slowly make your way up the ladder.
Answered By: John Q. - 5/20/2008
 
See if you can be a volunteer assistant at a local high school to get your foot into the door.
Answered By: jdee2002 - 5/20/2008
 
where are you? could you come to my team cuz my coach sux.
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Answered By: CameronS - 5/20/2008
 
find a friend who's a coach at a school in the area and try to get an assistant position. you may also have to coach in another district where there are not college coaches occupying high school jobs. good luck
Answered By: RumCake - 5/20/2008
 
my friend has been an assistant hs coach for years and no head coaching job in site, it takes time and a little luck, like anything else.
Answered By: gosox43 - 5/20/2008
 
Sounds like you want to coach pretty bad, but do want it bad enough to relocate. this might be what you have to do? Plus you might have to find a job as an assistant coach. Try working at middle school level for a school too. It will be hard to find a school in a real competetive part of the country that will just... More
Answered By: TX Packer Fan - 5/20/2008
 
Try going to an area where there's not a lot of college coaches applying 4 the job.
Answered By: Saint - 5/20/2008
 
sounds to me like the same spot new h.s. and college graduates face. it's a real catch 22. the answers you've gotten are all great and anything i would add would be redundant. good luck
Answered By: rwb13 - 5/20/2008
 
look around in not just the area but the state for a job u might need to move though
Answered By: goeagles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 5/20/2008
 
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