Head Boys Varsity Soccer Coach


Lawrence Academy, Groton, MA

Lawrence Academy seeks a dynamic and highly motivated Head Boys Varsity Soccer Coach. Lawrence Academy competes in the Independent School League (ISL), playing one of the most challenging high school schedules in New England. This is a paid, part-time position, reporting to the Director of Athletics.

This position requires an undergraduate college degree as well as significant and relevant soccer coaching experience. Ideal coaching candidates must have experience coaching at the high school, club, and/or college level as well as experience playing at the collegiate and/or high school level. Qualified candidates should have weekday afternoon availability during the soccer season which runs from approximately the first week in September through the second week in November, approximately three hours daily with flexibility on Wednesdays and Saturdays from early to late afternoon for games, as well as some evenings depending on game schedule.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the Head Varsity Coach for the Boys’ Soccer Program.
  • Set goals for the entire program and monitor progress in collaboration with the Athletic Department.
  • Work with the Admissions Office throughout the year to identify and recruit mission appropriate student-athletes.
  • Develop, plan, coordinate, and execute daily practices and training.
  • Instruct and demonstrate skill sets, both technical and tactical, necessary for individual as well as team development and achievement.
  • Promote the values of sportsmanship and leadership within the program.
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with assistant coaches, families, student-athletes, and the athletic department.
  • Assist players who are interested in the college recruiting process.
  • Continuous professional growth.
  • Ability to foster a positive team environment aligned with our school’s mission.
  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time.

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate college degree as well as significant and relevant soccer coaching experience.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and appropriate relationships with adolescents.
  • Able to traverse the school campus and participate in athletic activities.
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds.
  • Enthusiasm for working in an independent school setting and desire to embrace the school’s mission and values.
  • Candidate must successfully pass background checks.
  • First aid and CPR training preferred.

Lawrence Academy (LA) is a boarding and day school in Groton, MA, serving 400 students in grades 9-12. LA enjoys its heritage as one of the oldest independent schools in the country while embracing a contemporary student-centered approach that supports its mission. In LA’s tightly knit environment, students are supported and encouraged to exercise their minds, discover their voices, learn creatively, and take their own initiative. The academic program is uniquely hands-on and allows students to discover how their education can be applied in daily life. For more information on Lawrence Academy go to www.lacademy.edu.

Cultural competence is an essential element of teaching and learning at Lawrence Academy. We are therefore seeking individuals who are committed to actively participating in professional development and engaging in our cultural competency programs that are structured to move our community forward equitably and inclusively. We encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. The Academy does not discriminate and does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran or Uniformed Service status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, résumé, and reference list in a single PDF document to Kevin Potter, at jobs@lacademy.edu. The email subject line should be “Head Boys Varsity Soccer Coach.” No phone calls please.


Lawrence Academy

Groton, MA
High School
Day, Boarding
All Gender