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Justin-Siena High School is searching for a new head varsity boys basketball coach following the resignation of Jason Rockwell.

George Nessman, Justin-Siena’s Athletic Director, coached the Braves on an interim basis over their last six games of the 2017-18 season after Rockwell stepped down.

Justin-Siena (10-16 overall) finished in ninth place in the Marin County Athletic League standings at 3-11 and did not qualify for the MCAL tournament.

The Braves’ season ended with a 50-38 loss to Piedmont in the first round of the CIF North Coast Section Division 4 playoffs in February.

“We will hire the best, the absolute best coach we can find,” Nessman said Tuesday. “You’re always looking for a fit and you try to generate the best pool you can.”

Justin-Siena will be leaving the MCAL after the current school year and will move into a new league, the Vine Valley Athletic League, starting with the 2018-19 school year.

According to the job announcement, “Candidates must have a commitment to building a loving, inclusive community and to developing holistic growth in student-athletes. The position is part-time and comes with a competitive stipend. However, some consideration for a full-time position may be determined based on qualification.

“Head coaches report directly to the Director of Athletics. The successful candidate will articulate a vision for a successful basketball program that aligns with the core principles of a Lasallian school. Further, it is expected the head coach will lead the program in all phases including practice planning, conditioning, strategy and tactics, directing the staff and JV coaches, scheduling and budget over sight. The basketball program will be active during June and July and accordingly the successful candidate will demonstrate a plan for summer 2018.

“Finally, the head coach embraces the responsibility of being a positive role model/mentor for students and as a representative of Justin-Siena High School.”

Preferred qualifications include three or more years of successful coaching experience, a bachelor’s degree, understanding of CIF Bylaws and Guidelines, demonstrated ability to lead others, effective communication and organizational skills.

To apply:

Email a letter of interest, resume, contact information for three references, a statement of coaching philosophy and Employment Application (found in the Employment section of the Justin-Siena website) to the Assistant for Student Services, Mrs. Debbie Skillings at

For further information, visit and/or contact George Nessman, Athletic Director:

A review of applications will begin immediately, and the position is open until filled, according to the job announcement.

The selected candidate must pass a pre-employment background check. Justin-Siena is an AA/EO/Title IX employer.


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