Assistant Coach Interview Questions

Interview questions for sports jobs

Searching for jobs as an Assistant Coach? We came up with a list of several interview questions you can expect to be asked, so arm yourself with appropriate answers! We recommend visiting multiple reliable sites so you’re prepared with great answers for the interview questions that you might not already feel comfortable with.

 

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

 

  • What qualities would you look for if you were hiring an assistant?
  • What is your overall basketball philosophy and its role in the educational setting?
  • What would you try to teach your players besides basketball?
  • 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 you life?
  • What do you know about our basketball program?
  • 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 would you deal with a player that complained about the head coach or the program?
  • How has coaching affected your life?
  • What are your coaching goals? Where do you hope to be in 5, 10, 15 years?
  • Why do you feel that you are the best person for this job?
  • Who are your role models in coaching and why?
  • Coaching on the field is only a small portion of a coach’s job. Please describe what adjunct duties you feel go along with being an assistant coach. What adjunct duties are you capable of performing?
  • How would you handle a disrespectful player?
  • How would handle a disagreement with another member of the coaching staff?
  • Why are you the best candidate for this position?
  • How often have you seen a judgement call reversed?
  • What do you consider your most significant accomplishment?
  • What three character traits would your friends use to describe you?
  • What was the most difficult period in your life, and how did you deal with it?
  • What were the responsibilities of your last position?
  • What problems have you encountered at work?
  • What do you think you can bring to this position?
  • What have you been doing since your last job?
  • What have you learned from mistakes on the job?
  • What was the most stressful situation you have faced?
  • If you were hiring a person for this job, what would you look for?
  • When were you most satisfied in your job?
  • How do you evaluate your ability to handle conflict?
  • How do you feel about taking no for an answer?
  • Why did you decide to pursue this career?
  • 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 what ever 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 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 would you try to teach your players besides basketball? How would you do that?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses as a coach?
  • What is the role of an assistant coach in building a program?
  • 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 deal with player commitments that impact missed basketball time?
  • How do you plan to organize youth feeder programs?
  • How would it be organized?
  • How would you handle key players not in another sport routinely not attending out of season activities?
  • How would you promote community support for your program?
  • How would your players be involved in community activities promoted by the basketball 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?
  • 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?
  • What would you try to teach your players besides basketball? How would you do that?
  • How would you deal with a player that complained about the head coach or the program?

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