Bridgton Academy is an independent, all-male, postgraduate boarding school located in North Bridgton, ME serving a new class of 170 young men each year. The Academy's Mission is to provide a program for young men in a unique, one-year postgraduate environment to prepare for the competitive rigors of college and beyond. Bridgton Academy is in its 210th year of providing exceptional academic, residential, and co-curricular growth for its students. Bridgton's hockey program, in alignment with the Academy's Mission, aspires to develop young men into mature, independent, decision-making student-athletes who are prepared for college and beyond. Traditionally, the position has been based out of the Admissions office, however the Academy is willing to explore duties in other offices on campus, as well.
The Head Hockey Coach is responsible for a year-round program, managing coaching staff, and game scheduling. Responsibilities also include all aspects of leading, coaching, presenting, and, in partnership with the College Counseling Office, placing student-athletes at academically, residentially, and athletically appropriate colleges and universities. Additional duties, as deemed necessary by the Athletics or Admissions department, are required of the position including but not limited to high school visits, admissions interviews, database management, admissions office coverage and general recruiting of the student body.
The Head Hockey Coach reports to two direct supervisors. The position works with the Academy Director of Athletics on oversight of all program management, operational, and budgetary concerns, while also collaborating with the Academy Chief Enrollment & Advancement Officer to annually recruit and build a team of twenty five (25) student-athletes, each of whom ideally reflects the Academy’s focus on attracting high character, Mission appropriate young men. As such, admissions-related travel is a necessary component of the position.
Applications for the position will be accepted beginning May 15th, with a new coach named by June 15th. The position’s start date is immediate.
The position is full-time and features a comprehensive benefits package. In addition to a competitive salary, both on-campus housing options and school-calendar meals are offered.
At a minimum – a Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of demonstrated college level coaching experience is required, as well as a strong, verifiable network of New England and northeastern college and high school coaches.
Additional skills include:
Demonstrated ability to recruit high character, high quality student-athletes and placing them in college programs
Exceptional organizational skills, including excellent computer skills
Understanding of independent school culture, or a willingness to work toward that understanding
Empathy, patience, tact, and collegiality
About Bridgton Academy
For 210 years, Bridgton Academy has prepared young men for the competitive rigors of college and beyond by providing a postgraduate educational experience designed to build self-respect and create opportunity.
There’s no other school that has the people, the vision and the expertise when it comes to working with young men. Here in North Bridgton, Maine, in the foothills of the White Mountains, we are building young men who are ready for the next step in their lives.