In accordance with Commissioner’s Regulations, the appointment of coaches for interscholastic athletics teams must meet certain criteria.
Specifically, certified physical education teachers may coach any sport, and teachers with coaching qualifications and experience certified in areas other than physical education may coach any sport provided they complete certain first aid and course requirements as enumerated in Commissioner’s Regulations.
Also, the Board of Education may employ as temporary coaches of interschool sport teams uncertified persons with coaching qualifications and experience satisfactory to the Board, but only when certified physical education teachers or teachers certified in other areas with coaching qualifications and experience are not available. Uncertified persons must first obtain a temporary coaching license, valid for one year, issued pursuant to the conditions as specified in Commissioner’s Regulations.
The temporary coaching license may be renewed once upon the completion of or enrollment in an approved course in philosophy, principles and organization of athletics; and candidates for any subsequent renewal of a temporary coaching license shall have completed or demonstrate evidence of satisfactory progress toward the completion of an approved education program for coaches pursuant to Commissioner’s Regulations.
The Superintendent or his/her designee will ensure that the appointment of athletic coaches is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations; and a job description will be provided to all candidates for athletic coaching positions in the District.
Education Law Sections 3 009(l) and 3010
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR)
Sections 80.18 and 135.4(c)(7)(i)(c)