Longtime Education Professional
About Shawn Tennenbaum
An experienced educator and administrator based in Northern California, Shawn Tennenbaum spent nearly five years as a special education program specialist at San Benito High School in Hollister, California. During his time at San Benito High School, he fostered close working relationships with several important county agencies, including Foster Youth Services, System of Care, Mental Health, and Probation. In addition to providing extensive training and supervision for special education case managers, Shawn Tennenbaum processed all Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and ensured that all students with special needs received the proper modifications and accommodations. Later in his career, Shawn Tennenbaum served as the summer school principal at San Benito High School, where he provided a quality educational program and secured a daily student attendance rate of over 90 percent.
Shawn Tennenbaum holds a master of arts in education from San Jose State University, where he completed the Urban High School Leadership Program. He also completed a bachelor of science in business administration at the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific.
How to Become a High School Football Coach
Shawn Tennenbaum possesses more than a decade of experience as a varsity football coach. In recognition of his achievements in this capacity, Shawn Tennenbaum garnered the Coach of the Year honor from the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
High school football coaches take on the role of team leader and educator. As such, a bachelor’s degree is necessary for gaining employment as a coach within a public school system. Individuals pursuing a coaching career should consider majoring in physical education, sports coaching education, or sports science. Other courses that are helpful in preparing future coaches are nutrition and injury prevention. Obtaining a state teaching license is also required of all coaches who instruct students from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Many football coaches begin their sports careers as athletes. As members of football teams, they possess hands-on experience playing the sport and taking coaching directions. Individuals who do not possess a history in football are advised to take on volunteer work as team managers or coaching assistants. Working in these positions helps build field knowledge and an understanding of how to run practices, build strategies, and manage a team.