Framingham High Advertising For Boys Head Cross-Country Coach

FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Public Schools is advertising for a boys head cross-country coach for the fall season.

Long-time head coach Ron Pereira announced he was retiring as cross-country coach after three-plus decades earlier this month. He will coach the boyys swim & dive team this winter.

Boys cross-country is a no cut sports, but tryouts for the varsity team begins Thursday, August 23.

The coach reports to Framingham High Athletic Director Paul Spear.

The positions was advertised starting August 19.

The stipend for the position is $4,200. Coaches are covered under Framingham Teachers Association (Unit A) contract.

The head coach is responsible for providing “direct training, instruction, and guidance to athletes in boys varsity cross-country.”

Coaches work with team members to help improve their performance and skills, in order to deliver Framingham Public Schools’ high expectations for achievement.

Applicants should have “experience in playing and training in such sport as well as some experience coaching.”

Individuals applying should have the “Ability to train, supervise, guide and instruct the athletes; to be able to motivate and support the team members;  to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form; to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups including staff, parents and the general public. To establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff and the community; to work independently, prioritize tasks and manage several projects simultaneously; to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements, state and federal laws, and Framingham Public Schools policies (as long as the policies do not conflict with the Framingham Teachers Association (Unit A) Contract); to work with students of diverse backgrounds with diverse needs in an equitable and inclusive manner that bears to witness to cultural proficiency; to maintain appropriate confidential records; to react professionally and objectively to unpredictable situations (e.g. environmental changes, behavior/aggression, seizure activity, etc.);  and ability/willingness to plan, coordinate, conduct and participate in ongoing professional and staff development.



The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustration of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

  • Understands the strengths of the players and inspire them to overcome their weaknesses by using different types of coaching styles to add to their confidence level.
  • Advises, guides and counsels the athletes on their nutrition, health, safety, and the use of various sports equipment.
  • Assesses, evaluates the performance of the athletes during the training and games
  • Follows established procedures for the proper care, maintenance, and requisitioning of equipment, supplies, and uniforms.
  • Develops a regular practice schedule and organizes practice time to provide both individual and team development.
  • Works with the athletic director in scheduling facilities for practices and competition.
  • Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities



Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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