A bachelor's degree is required for college coaching, although many schools prefer hiring a coach with a master's degree. Schools typically require CPR training or certification of both high school and college coaches. Bachelor's degrees are common among high school coaches, although requirements may vary.
High school coaches usually double as certified school teachers and take on their coaching roles during the sports season. College football coaches handle several duties for the team, such as recruiting potential players, mentoring players, leading practice sessions and conducting conditioning drills. Recruiting is very important, as a team's success may hinge on the compatibility of the players.