About the job
The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) is an MLS soccer club serving the greater Los Angeles area. LAFC is dedicated to building a world-class soccer club that represents the diversity of Los Angeles and is committed to delivering an unrivaled experience for fans. LAFC's ownership group is comprised of local leaders and innovators of industry with intellectual capital, financial prowess, operations expertise, and success in the fields of entertainment, sports, technology, and media. LAFC is invested in the world's game and Los Angeles, constructing, and developing the 22,000 seat BMO Stadium and a top-flight training center on the campus of Cal-State Los Angeles.
The Head Coach will lead efforts, in conjunction with LAFC technical staff, to advance LAFC 2 to ensure continued success both in terms of players and competitive results.
This role will report to the Technical Director.
Lead coaching duties during MLS Next Pro regular season and playoff games, including all team exhibitions, tournaments, and friendly matches.
Responsible for overall team strategy and roster selection.
Partner with LAFC technical staff to identify and hire coaching staff as needed.
Lead training activities including technical exercises, tactics, and individual training.
Prepare for home and away games by scouting and studying opponents, evaluating their strengths and weaknesses for offensive and defensive set pieces.
Review game video and analyze team performance with coaching staff.
Scout and evaluate potential players and trades.
Collaborate with first team coaches in MLS draft.
Oversee offseason player development programs.
Enforce and ensure team and MLS Next Pro policies and procedures are adhered to.
Ensure team culture, identity, and playing philosophy is aligned with LAFC Academy and LAFC first team.
Attend and speak at post-game press conferences and other media obligations as required.
Minimum of 5 years' experience as a professional coach within MLS, MLS Next Pro, USL, USSF required. Head coach experience is a plus.
USSF "A" or equivalent coaching license required.
Experience working with Academy/Youth team.
Possess a positive and optimistic attitude to lead and inspire the team.
Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently – both verbal and written.
Ability to work productively and multi-task in an unstructured environment with frequent interruptions.
Must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays as the season requires.
Bilingual in Spanish is plus.
At LAFC, we carefully consider a wide range of factors to determine a fair and equitable compensation package. The final offer amount will consider a wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to skill sets; relevant experience and training. Pursuant to state and local pay disclosure guidelines, the overall range for this role is $100,000 - $150,000 per year.
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
LAFC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.
Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization, which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.