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Irish High School Team Seeking Varsity Head Coach

The Kankakee Youth Hockey Club (KYHC) is currently seeking a Varsity Head Coach for the Kankakee Irish High School Hockey Team.

The Irish High School Varsity and Junior Varsity teams plays in the Illinois Hayes Suburban High School League. Schools that make up the Kankakee Irish High School team: Bradley-Bourbonnais, Manteno, Kankakee, Bishop MacNamara, Peotone, Beecher, Grant Park, Clifton, Momence, Herscher.

The IHSHL high school hockey season begins in late August and runs through February with playoffs and finals through mid-March. The team also participates in a spring league.

The Varsity Head Coach will be responsible for development of the Varsity team and work in conjunction with the Junior Varsity Coach for full team development. These responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Attending 2 practice sessions each week as scheduled and the vast majority of the 24 games in the seasons with the goal of developing the players on the team in a consistence with the ADM model and KYHC policies.

  • Participate in Coaching one out of state tournament

  • Provide monthly updates to the Irish Committee on team status and progress of development.

  • Foster excellent player conduct and sportsmanship during practices and games (i.e. Prompt arrival times, on ice/off ice conduct, locker room conduct)

  • Oversee the coaching staff for the Spring League team.


  • Previous coaching / playing experience

  • Superior technical/tactical knowledge of the sport of ice hockey

  • Proven ability to handle administrative responsibilities of a sport team

  • Ability to communicate, foster , and maintain relationships with students, other coaches, , and parents

  • Transparent and proactive communication

  • Well organized and detail oriented

  • Works well with student athletes and possesses good motivation skills

  • Successful experience in mentoring and developing a coaching staff

  • Proven ability to attract students to their programs and retain them for multiple years

  • Ability to deal with and resolve conflict

  • Coaching philosophy that is driven by integrity and passion for the sport

  • Must undergo a background check and fingerprinting

Pay: Stipend that is negotiable based on background/experience

To apply: Please send email/letter of interest to: Erica Barton, Irish Committee Chair,

Chicago Fire Fundraising Opportunities

The KYHC has the unique opportunity to participate in a fundraiser through the Chicago Fire Soccer team to earn money towards paying players fees!  Volunteers work the merchandise booths at Toyota Park during Chicago Fire home games.  If you are interested in earning credits to your fall fees, or to apply to you unpaid 2016-17 fees, please contact Erica Barton, 815-922-5031,  for details.  

Next Board Meeting

Tuesday May 29th, 6pm at Beef O Brady's in Bourbonnais


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