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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — The Pingry School seeks a head varsity coed water polo coach.

About Pingry:  The Pingry School, a K-12 coeducational, independent country day school, is recognized throughout the United States for its academic excellence, Honor Code, arts, athletics and community and civic engagement. The school’s mission is to foster in students a lifelong commitment to scholarly exploration, personal growth, and social responsibility while preparing them to be global citizens and luminaries of the 21st century. Dr. John F. Pingry founded the school in 1861 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and today there are three campuses: Grades K-5 in Short Hills, Grades 6-12 in Basking Ridge, and a shared campus for Grades K-12 in Pottersville that focuses on experiential education. The diverse student body is composed of more than 1,100 students from nearly 100 towns in New Jersey and New York. For more information, visit the school’s website, pingry.org, or follow The Pingry School on Facebook and Twitter.

Position Summary:  The Pingry School prides itself on a rich academic and athletic success history. Developing student-athletes of equal passion and character is a priority of our program. We offer over 83 different teams in the Middle and Upper Schools, and over 90% of our Upper School students play at least one interscholastic sport. From fielding championship teams to encouraging participation among our youngest students, we aim to cultivate athletic excellence. This is a part-time stipended coaching position.

● Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate young athletes towards achieving their personal and team goals.
● A thorough understanding of water polo techniques, strategies, and rules, with the ability to impart this knowledge effectively to student-athletes.
● Excellent communication skills, capable of providing clear instructions, constructive feedback, and constant encouragement to team members.
● Commitment to the Pingry School’s mission of scholarly exploration, personal growth, and social responsibility, and the capacity to instill these values in student-athletes.
● Willingness to collaborate closely with other coaching staff and school administrators to ensure the overall success of the athletic program.
● Adherence to all school policies and regulations, as well as the ethical standards and sportsmanship expected by the Pingry School and its athletic programs.

● Demonstrated experience in water polo, with preference given to candidates who have competed at the collegiate level or possess substantial high school experience.
● Prior coaching experience, preferably within an educational environment that highlights a candidate’s ability to foster athletic, emotional, and psychological development.
● Ability to commit to the time requirements of the position, including the ability to travel to practices and games, some of which may be scheduled during weekends. Practices for Upper School Athletics commence at 3:30 pm, with varying end times.
● A deep commitment to upholding the values of honor and character and a keen ability to engage with and respect diverse groups further enrich our inclusive school community.
● Must have a valid driver’s license.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at https://www.pingry.org/careers, demonstrating their alignment with Pingry’s values and their vision for contributing to the water polo coaching team.