Michelle Young 04/28/2021
2 Minutes

Interview Questions You Should Anticipate

Answering questions is one of the most important aspects of an interview.  Pro Tip: be prepared to answer questions that have nothing to do with X and Os.  Not sure what those questions might be?  Good thing you are a member of Rising Coaches.  We’ve got that cheat code all ready for you too.

We polled a number of athletic directors, sport administrators, coaches and more to find out things they ask candidates as well as questions they’ve been asked themselves.

You want to be prepared with questions of your own as well.  Take time to look over the group's questions below to form a few questions of your own to ask during the interview.

And if you aren’t currently interviewing, bookmark this page for when you are interviewing. Or share it with someone in your network so they are better prepared.  

After you read these questions, if you want to add to the list, feel free to jump on Rising Coaches social media and add a few questions of your own.

Questions you should be anticipating:

Once the championship is won, and kids have graduated, what will the university and the student-athletes remember about you and your program?

What do you do when you don’t know how to do something?

What will you bring to the program and in return, what are your expectations of the program?

Define what it means to lead a program.

What do you believe are good characteristics of a great team captain?  

If you don’t believe in team captains, why?

Who will you be when you are employed here?

How far are you willing to go to get a player? If the answer is “anything it takes”, scratch them.

Tell me why you coach.

If we were to talk to your current players, what would we learn about you?

How good can we be with existing resources?

Name two or three coaches in the industry that you admire and why.

How many former athletes have invited you to their wedding?

How can you improve and reinvent yourself over time to adjust to a changing dynamic?

If your best friend was sitting here, what would they say about you? Three words they would use to describe you.

What do you do to relieve stress.

Best thing you’ve spent $100 on.

What are the top three songs on your playlist?

Favorite childhood memory?

If you have a few of your own questions -- feel free to jump on Rising Coaches social media and add a few questions of your own.


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