USA Field Hockey


Each year, USA Field Hockey hires more than 500 dedicated, qualified coaches to help run programming including the Futures Program, AAU Junior Olympic Games, Junior High Performance and more. To be eligible to apply, a minimum of a Level 1 Certification and current USA Field Hockey Coach Membership is required for all positions, and some positions required a Level 2 Certification plus recent coaching experience.

Thank you to all our current coach members who work diligently to provide playing and development opportunities for athletes in the United States. 

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As the sport of field hockey continues to grow, so does the need for qualified coaches. School and clubs across the country are often looking for paid and volunteer coaches to help grow the game and improve their programming. If you are looking for a field hockey coach, please send the full job description along with the application process (URL to apply), contact information and application deadline to USA Field Hockey will post jobs on the website for a limited time.

Coaching Opportunities

St. John’s School, a coeducational independent K-12 school in Houston, Texas and a member of the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC), is seeking a dynamic individual to lead its Varsity Field Hockey program beginning the 2021-22 school year.  In addition to serving as the Head Varsity coach, the successful candidate will provide leadership, supervision and organization for the entire Field Hockey program, including Junior Varsity and Middle School levels as the Program Director.  Preference will be given to candidates with previous Head Coaching experience at the independent school level.  Previous experience teaching Physical Education classes is preferred.  Special emphasis will be placed on exemplifying the highest standards of professionalism, leadership, and sportsmanship.  As a staff member in the Department of Athletics and Physical Education, duties will include a Lower School Physical Education teaching responsibility in addition to a winter and spring coaching assignment.  The appointment is a full-time, 12-month position with benefits scheduled to begin on August 1, 2021.  The selected candidate will report directly to the Director of Athletics.   Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

The Finney Search Group, Hunt Valley, MD, is conducting the search.  Sherm Bristow is the lead consultant.  Interested individuals only should submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to:

Resumes directly sent to employment sites will not be accepted.   Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Proven experience developing Field Hockey programs and players.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of technical and strategic aspects of the game of field hockey.
  • Experience leading and coordinating a team of coaches.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with athletes, coaching staff, and parents.
  • Ability to teach, lead, motivate student-athletes.
  • Proven organizational and management skills