Coaching Requirements

  • Thank you for your interest in the West Seneca Central School District athletic program.  In order to provide quality coaches for secondary school athletes, New York State has established standards required of all coaches, volunteer and paid.  All costs associated with obtaining coaching certifications is the responsibility of the coach.

    To apply for a coaching position for the WSCSD, please complete the coaching application and submit it with copies of your certifications to the Athletic Department.  Send via email or US Mail (675 Potters Road, West Seneca, NY 14224)

    Coaching Vacancies

    Non-certified teacher, must complete the following to coach in New York State:

           OR complete NFHS approved course track.  NYS NFHS document    

    Certified Teacher Coaches, School Leaders or Pupil Personnel Service providers must complete the following to coach in New York State:

    • Fingerprinting processed through MorphTrust with clearance through NYS Education Department.  
    • Current first aid certification (valid for 2 or 3 years)  NYSED approved courses
    • Current CPR/AED (valid for 1 or 2 years)  NYSED approved courses
    • Concussion Awareness & Management CDC certification or NFHS certification. (good for 2 years - no cost)

      In addition, Non-Physical Education Teachers must complete: 
      NYS Coaching Certification Classes - have 5 years from 1st appointment to complete courses as outlined below:
      • Completion of Philosophy, Principles, and Organization of Athletics in Education course within two (2) years of initial appointment.  Available through BOCES and Cortland (on-line courses).
      • Complete Health Science Applied to Coaching and the Theory and Techniques of Coaching (sport specific) course within five (5) years of initial appointment. Available through BOCES and Cortland (on-line courses).

           OR complete NFHS approved course track. Available online through NFHS


Last Modified on November 3, 2022