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Assistant Basketball Coach Interview Questions

Interview questions for sports jobs

If you’re applying for jobs as an Assistant Basketball Coach, here’s a bunch of interview questions you can expect to be asked, so arm yourself with appropriate answers! We recommend searching several sites so you’re prepared with great answers for the interview questions that you might not already feel comfortable with.

 

How can you prepare for an interview as an Assistant Basketball  Coach? Take a look at Assistant Basketball Coach interview questions that you’ll want to find out how to answer OR ask!

 

  • What is your philosophy of coaching and its relationship to education?
  • What do you believe is the proper role of parents in any athletic program?
  • What role do assistant coaches at all levels play in your program?
  • What is the role of booster clubs in your program?
  • Do you plan on fundraising and what type of activities would you use?
  • How would you deal with players and families that would not fundraise for whatever reason?
  • What are your academic and behavioral expectations for your players both on and off the court?
  • What is your philosophy on discipline?
  • What is your role in the off season?
  • What is your philosophy in regards to juniors on the junior varsity and freshman players being moved up to JV or Varsity?
  • What other factors might influence a player making the team other than grade, skill set and athletic ability?
  • What other factors might influence a players playing time other than grade, skill set and athletic ability?
  • What coaches, teacher or other people have been great influences in your life and why or how?
  • What books or movies are your favorites and why?
  • What is one key event that changed your life in a positive or negative way?
  • What one word or phrase do you want people to associate with your name?
  • What is one word or phrase that you hope former players use to describe you?
  • What is the first thing that you would do if hired for this position?
  • What qualities would you look for if you were hiring an assistant?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses as a coach?
  • What is the role of an assistant coach in building a program?
  • What are three things that your previous experience in coaching have taught you?
  • What person and or event has had the most influence on your life? Why?
  • What are your coaching goals? Where do you hope to be in 5, 10, 15 years?
  • What are your best and worst memories in coaching?
  • How do you deal with multiple sport athletes?
  • How do you plan to communicate your plans and expectations to parents?
  • How do you deal with players and parents about discipline issues either major or minor plus repeat offenses?
  • How do you deal with players and parents about concerns about playing time?
  • How do you plan to organize youth feeder programs?
  • How would it be organized?
  • How would you promote community support for your program?
  • How would you support other sports and activities at this school?
  • How do you plan on improving as a coach from year to year?
  • How would you assist and counsel your players that are being recruited to play in college?
  • How do you plan on motivating players and getting them to buy in to their role on the team each year?
  • How do you handle the tryout and cut process?
  • What coaches, teacher or other people have been great influences in your life and why or how?
  • How do you handle media both personally and with respect to players on the team?
  • How would you deal with questions about the previous coaching staff?
  • How would you promote a positive energy with your team through both positive and negative situations?
  • How would you deal with a player that complained about the head coach or the program?
  • Why are you the best person for this job?
  • What made you choose to apply to Basketball coach?
  • Tell me about your last position and what you did?
  • What do you know about the position of Basketball coach?
  • What are key tasks for Basketball coach?
  • What are top 3 knowledge/top 3 skills for Basketball coach?
  • What is the most recent skill you have learned that related to Basketball coach?
  • What paid positions outside of a school district have you had in athletics?
  • What championships have you won?
  • What has been your most important accomplishment as a coach?
  • What has been your biggest disappointment?
  • Ever been tossed from a game? If so, what did you do and what did you learn from it?
  • If a parent approached you after practice or a game on your way to your car and wanted to talk with you about playing time, what would you do?   How would you respond?
  • What do you think is the most important aspect of a championship (sport) team?
  • How do you envision youth programs here in town and to what extent will you be involved?
  • What is your coaching background?
  • What are you most proud of in your coaching career?
  • What will your sidelines look like during a game?
  • How will you raise school spirit? What is your off season program?
  • What is your philosophy in regards to finding assistant coaches?
  • What do you want us to know about you that we haven’t asked?
  • How will you include parents in your program?
  • How do you develop athletes from frosh to senior year?
  • How do you include community, parents, teachers, boosters in program?
  • How you will make sure you’re running a safe program?
  • When your team encounters a problem, such as irritation with a teammate or a member of the coaching staff, how do you reach a good resolution?
  • How would you deal with players who are late to practices or games?
  • A player misses several practices for a family vacation how will you deal with this?
  • How do you delegate responsibility to a coaching staff?
  • How would you handle rumors of a player taking drugs or alcohol?
  • How do you plan to work with the administration?
  • How do you define a winning season?
  • Why do you want to coach at our school?
  • Is character or ability more important to you and why?

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