National Paralympic Team Head Coach Position

April 10, 2012, 6 p.m. (ET)

POSITION TITLE:  National Paralympic Team Head Coach

SUMMARY: Part time position for providing coaching services to National Paralympic Team members during training camps and competitions based on the National Paralympic Team program/budget.

The applicants should be US residents or have a working visa for US and be willing to submit to a background check.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Prepare the National Paralympic Teams training program based on the USATT approved budget.
  2.  Identify, recruit and provide information and guidance to athletes interested in becoming members of the National Paralympic Team.
  3.  Coordinate the individual training of the National Paralympic Team’s members  
  4.  Provide coaching during the training camps and International Competitions and ensure that Code of Conduct expectations and guidelines are followed.
  5. Coordinate the logistics of the trips with USATT National Office/ Paralympic Program Manager.
  6. Generate a detailed annual report on all aspects of the program by December 1.
  7. During International Championships, be ready to assume the duties of a Team Leader if there is no Team Leader as part of the delegation, including attending Team leader meetings, coordinate team members’ classifications, facilitate needed personnel care assistance.                          


  • Coaching certification/degree recognized by USATT
  • Proven track record in the development of athletes, strength in strategic and tactical coaching at the international level, elite training techniques, disabled athlete training, knowledge of the ITTF/PTT classification system, organizational expertise, and leadership skills.
  • In addition, candidates are expected to have a thorough understanding of basic athlete disability physiology, sport psychology, nutrition, sports first aid, and biomechanics.
  • Knowledge and acceptance of USATT’s and US Paralympics organizational roles and abilities.
  • Knowledge of ITTF/PTT rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of accessibility standards for wheelchair athletes
POSITION REPORTS TO: USATT COO/High Performance Director           

Please send letter
of interest and

Teodor Gheorghe
USATT Technical/High Performance Director
USA Table Tennis
One Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Fax: 719-632-6071

Deadline for resume submission:   May 1st, 2012

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, or veteran status.  All qualified applicants will be given equal opportunity.  Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.