Lakota West High School is taking applications for its open head girls’ soccer coach position through Feb. 8.
All interested individuals should provide the application, letter of interest and resume electronically to athletic director Richard Bryant at Richard.Bryant@lakotaonline.com.
Individuals will be contacted directly by the athletic director in regards to the hiring process.
Qualifications include head coaching experience is preferred, successful coaching experience at HS level or equivalent and exemplary soccer knowledge.
The hiring process will be completed by March 1.
Tara Schafer-Kalkhoff, Lakota West’s first and only head coach for girls soccer, announced her retirement in December.
Schafer-Kalkhoff recently completed her 17th season as a head coach in the Lakota district after beginning her career at Lakota High School prior to its split following the 1996 season.
Her career highlights include winning the Ohio Division I state championship in 1999 and amassing 203 career wins with a 70.4 winning percentage. Her career win total is the seventh highest among all current and former girls soccer coaches in Ohio high school history, according westfirebirds.com.
Also retiring is her varsity assistant coach and husband, Mark Kalkhoff, who has also spent the last 17 years as a Lakota coach and 22 years total in high school coaching, including a stint as the head coach at Taylor high school from 1991 to 1995.
The Kalkhoff’s are the parents of an energetic little boy, Connor, who will be four next fall, and say that they expect to continue coaching soccer, just at a somewhat lower level of competition.