The Second Biggest Interview Question……For Coaches
Why do you want to coach here????
This is the make or break question and how you answer it is critical in you getting a job offer. However, there is an underlying theme here. The school still wants to know what you can do for them and how you can add value.
You must be positive in your answer and you must communicate your passion for this position.
You want to break down your answer into three parts.
1. Admire the school
3. Add Value
What do you admire about the school? Program, Academics, Student-Athletes, People, Reputation, Leadership, Facilities, Commitment, etc.
What will you learn? Opportunities for growth, develop current skills, building something very special, realize my full potential, etc.
How I can add value? “Job specific needs”, Graduation Rates, Add Boosters, Develop Student Athletes, Expertise, Solve a Problem, I can bring a winning viewpoint, etc.
Ex. I’ve admired XYZ School for a long time. You have a 1st class organization. Your Schools values are something I really believe in. I’m excited about being part of a (winning) team that I can continue to grow and build something very special. I believe I can add value immediately by implementing my training program and as I just learned, I can contribute with the fundraising as well.
You don’t get hired based on an interview. However, you won’t get hired based on a poor interview!