Head Coach Research Study

Jun 23, 2013 | Program Development, Self-Scout


Over the past 12 months, thousands of coaches have taken our Self Scout Your Career survey to see how they compare to similar coaches nationwide. The questions covered the complete range of activities that fall under each specific coaching positions list of duties.

While the survey is still ongoing (if you or your staff hasn't taken it yet, check it out here), we wanted to share some of the insight that the surveys have unearthed. We also recognize that while many of you have already taken one survey from selfscoutyourcareer.com, you likely have not seen the results of the other 10 surveys. Over the next 6 weeks, we will be rolling out 1 or 2 of the surveys in their entirety to our Insiders members as well as a cliff notes version for the entire football coaching community.

This week’s focus will be on the Head Coach Survey from selfscoutyourcareer.com. Here are a few of the highlights you will find in the graphs and questions below:

  • 60% of the Head Coaches polled also serve as their teams Offensive Coordinator (compared to just 21% serving as Defensive Coordinator).

  • 78% of Head Coaches polled, the majority of which were high school coaches, had at least 4 paid positions on their staffs.

  • 54% of Head Coaches claim to be “heavily involved” in the game planning on BOTH sides of the ball.

  • 39% of Head Coaches meet with their staffs more than 6 times during the offseason (defined as January to July).