Webb School of Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
www.webbschool.org
Grades PK - 12 with 1016 students

 
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Webb School of Knoxville is a Pre-K - 12th grade independent, preparatory school located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Enrollment at the school is currently 1,077 students. Athletics play an integral role in the Webb School experience. They are an extension of our classrooms, where dynamic growth transpires, and our students continue to learn about hard work, perseverance, and dedication toward a goal. They are about supporting and sacrificing for a team; competing with character to bring out the best in yourself, your teammates, and your opponents; and winning and losing with humility. It’s all about the challenge – one that we enthusiastically embrace.
 
Our emphasis is on chasing excellence in every sport we offer. We have a proud history of growing successful teams that compete at advanced levels. Webb School boasts 76 state championships – 40 in girls, 36 in boys – in 14 different sports. More than 75 percent of our students in grades 7 through 12 participate on at least one athletic team. Spartan graduates have gone on to play at colleges and universities across the nation, as well as professionally. Our seasoned coaching staff, which includes over 80 coaching positions, and our outstanding facilities are cornerstones of a storied athletics tradition.  Webb’s Spartan sports facilities include three gyms, four playing fields, an indoor and outdoor tennis complex, a football stadium and turf football and lacrosse field, an eight-lane track, a running course, and two fitness/weight training rooms. In the fall of 2023, we will add a new softball complex, an indoor hitting and pitching facility, a turf lacrosse field, and an Elite Fitness and Training Center with an indoor turf field, weight room, cardio mezzanine, golf simulator, fitness/yoga studio, classroom/team meeting room, and personal fitness trainers.
 
The Athletic Director (AD) is an educational administrator at the school and reports directly to Webb’s President. In addition to managing all Middle and Upper School athletic teams, the AD develops and supervises Middle and Upper School physical education instruction, athletic administration, and overall fitness/training/health education at the school. The AD is responsible for integrating the school’s mission into the athletic department’s goals as framed by Webb’s athletics strategic plan. The AD also ensures compliance with all TSSAA rules and regulations, represents the school’s athletic programs, exposes student-athletes to different opportunities, manages department finances and budgets, and assists with hiring coaches.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Athletic Director will
  • Develop, organize, supervise, and evaluate a developmentally appropriate athletics program for the entire school, advancing the school’s emphasis on positioning athletics to better fulfill Webb School’s mission.
  • Cultivate in each student an understanding of and commitment to exercise and physical conditioning and health education.
  • Identify and develop students’ talents in individual, dual, and team physical activities and sports.
  • Provide leadership in defining how the new Elite Fitness and Training Center will be used (across grade levels, for faculty and staff, and for specific teams and student-athletes), develop and align curriculum and programming, and secure requisite human resources.
  • Communicate any concerns regarding student conduct or learning problems with parents and the school administration.
  • Ensure that all coaching positions are filled with competent and properly trained coaches and that all coaches perform their duties with the highest level of professionalism.
  • Collaborate with the school’s President and administrative team to recruit, evaluate, and hire athletic department faculty.
  • Schedule regular meetings with athletic department faculty to evaluate, develop, and implement athletic instruction that reflects current pedagogy and physical fitness trends and meets optimal standards of safety.
  • Report athletic achievements for circulation to the school and community at large.
  • Prepare and implement an annual departmental budget.
  • Schedule all athletic events, hire all game officials, and attend or enlist a school representative to attend all home games.
  • Represent the school at various state, regional, and national athletic association meetings/conferences.
  • Maintain records of team and individual athletic accomplishments for posterity.
  • Oversee the distribution, collection, storage, cleaning, and repair of all school athletic uniforms.
  • Be available to lend their expertise at committee, department, and staff meetings as well as school-sponsored events.
  • Be involved in the school community at large and serve as an ambassador for Spartan athletics when connecting with Knoxville’s youth.
Education and Qualifications 
  • Master’s degree in athletic administration (preferred), bachelor’s degree in health, fitness, or education
  • At least eight (8) years of teaching experience in physical education and/or coaching
  • Successful track record working with student-athletes, preferably in independent schools
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, with a professional and empathetic approach
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented and able to work collaboratively with fellow school administrators, coaches, faculty, staff, students, players, alumni, and Webb families
  • High-energy and enthusiastic about working in an academic environment

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