AACPS Coaching Application Process

 Coaching Application Process


To Apply For a Southern High School Head, Assistant or Volunteer Coaching Vacancy you must apply online:

Go to http://www.aacps.org/

  1. click on the HR/Employment tab
  2. click on job opportunities
  3. click on apply now in middle of page
  4. click on team sports
  5. click on your specific sport and then click on apply now

Links for directions are below:

Coaching Requirements Checklist: On line application – Must be completed before an official coaching contract may be offered.  Also, uploading your certificates for the following will help with the application.

  • CPR and AED Certification- Expires after 2 years

Online Option – http://cpraedcourse.com/

CPR Certifications MUST include AED

  • Concussion in Sports Online Course – (expires after 2 years)

Click here NFHSLearn.com

  • Heat Illness Prevention Online Course – Does Not Expire

Click here NFHSLearn.com 

  1. Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries Original(Expires after 5 years)- Must be completed prior to payment and/or the beginning of your second season
  2. Care and Prevention Update (Also Expires after year 5) –
  • May be completed after original expires


  • AACPS does not accept fingerprint verification from outside sources. Fingerprinting needs to be completed by the AACPS board of education. No exceptions.
  • Employee processing (Non-AACPS Employees)
  • Important !  – Fingerprinting
  • Appointment only! 410-222-5070
    • Appointments can only be made after Athletic Director Submits your hire to the board of ed.
  • Offered at the AACPS board of Education on
    • Tuesdays at 10:00 AM
    • Thursdays at 1:00 PM
  • Processing Includes
    • I-9 form (Bring two forms of ID)
    • Child Abuse and Neglect form
    • Employee data form
    • Tax forms
    • Direct deposit form

7. Finger printing (Non AACCPS Employees)

  • by appointment only! 410-222-5045
  • Important ! Combine Employee Processing
  • Fingerprinting must be completed at the AACPS Board of Education.

8. Credentialed Coaches –
Emergency Coaches – coaches without a teachers license – must become credentialed coaches after year three. Coaching Credentialing is strongly recommended to be completed ASAP to ensure job security

Click here for more information regarding Credentialed Coaches

Contacts and Addresses

Southern Athletic Department
Athletic Director – Ray Bowen

Office Phone: 410-867-7100

Southern High School
4400 Solomons Island Road

Harwood, MD 20764

Anne Arundel Board of Education
2644 Riva Road
Annapolis Md, 21401