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Willmar WarHawks

Head Coach
Contact: Nate Schueller | |

The Willmar WarHawks are looking to fill the position of head coach for the 2023-2024 NA3HL season and beyond. Interested candidates can reach out to Nate Schueller, Director of Operations via email and include cover letter and resume for consideration. Details are as follows:

General Summary:

The Head Coach is responsible for, but not limited to, the development, leadership, and administration of the Willmar WarHawks hockey team. This includes recruiting qualified players for a competitive team within the NA3HL, practice organization and supervision, game scheduling, budget oversight, player development, and positive community relations.

Coaching Responsibilities:

  • Train WarHawks hockey team for NA3HL competition at a competitive level both within the conference and nationally;
  • Develop and implement annual, seasonal, monthly, weekly, and daily plans for practice and player development.
  • Develop and implement successful game plan.
  • Maintain and increase knowledge of ice hockey training and coaching techniques.
  • Supervise the training, development, and work of all staff personnel.
  • Schedule facilities as needed with the Director of Operations and General Manager for Facilities.
  • Provide an opportunity for annual evaluations with players.
  • Attend all staff meetings and division/league meetings.
  • Ensure that all practices are conducted in a professional manner according to WarHawks and NA3HL requirements.

Recruiting Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and evaluate high school athletes, both domestically and internationally, within NA3HL guidelines with the General Manager.
  • Recruit, retain, and monitor players.
  • Schedule, coordinate, and supervise official and unofficial visits of prospective players with the General Manager.
  • Develop and manage recruiting database.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and have thorough knowledge of NA3HL, conference, and institutional rules and regulations.
  • Adhere and assist in the development of the WarHawks budget along with the General Manager.
  • Adhere to organization procedures relative to purchasing and travel expenditures along with the General Manager.
  • Assist with the coordination of team travel and logistics, including vehicles, lodging, and meals along with the General Manager.
  • Develop sponsorship programs to augment operations budget.
  • Participation with outside community centered activities for players and coaches under the direction of the Director of Operations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Head coaching experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, develop and coach players at the scholastic or collegiate level is preferred.
  • Previous playing experience preferred, along with an understanding of NA3HL, rules, and regulations preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and the understanding and ability to apply and instruct sport-specific skills, techniques, and strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit qualified players at the NA3HL level successfully.
  • Ability to identify and accomplish professional development opportunities for self.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
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