How to become a CPS Coach

In order to be a “legal” coach for a member school of the IHSA/Chicago Public League an individual must:

Individuals that are not currently employed by the Chicago Public Schools must complete the formal hiring process through CPS Talent after being  referred by a school principal for a coaching position.

Individuals that are interested in coaching but do not have information regarding open positions can submit their coaching credentials/certification to  This information will be stored in a database to be accessed when the Office of Sports Administration is informed of a position opening at one of the schools.

Otherwise, interested candidates can contact the athletic director at individual schools for specific information.