Cover letter for sports job (5 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for a sports job.”

Examples of cover letters for a sports job

When applying for a sports position, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing a cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Cover letter for a sports job” 

“Dear Ms. Smith,

My name is Carlos Jaime Gonzalez, and I’m applying for Sports Agents Worldwide – North Carolina’s available sports agent role. I am set to graduate from White University with degrees in sports management and marketing. Morgan Vale, my sports marketing professor and former president of Sports Agents Worldwide – North Carolina, encouraged me to apply. Sports Agents Worldwide – North Carolina prides itself on managing the best players, and that’s exactly what I want to be a part of.

I have experience working in sports as a manager for White University’s football team. During my time with the team, I secured spots on national TV for the team to debut their new jerseys and highlight their recent championship win. This generated upwards of a million dollars in donations from alumni. Now, I’d like to use my sales and management skills to move Sports Agents Worldwide – North Carolina’s players toward greater success.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have, and thank you for your time and consideration.


Carlos Jaime Gonzalez”

Sample 2: “Cover letter for a sports job” 

“Dear Mr. Mitchell,

I am hoping to be considered for the Assistant Sports Director position currently seeking candidates at the Greeley School. I have been following the sports programs at Greeley for many years, and I am truly impressed with the continued achievements of the various teams. It is no secret, that in addition to the talent of athletes, a strong sports program depends heavily on the coaching, guidance, and conditioning that athletes have access to. I would be thrilled to become a part of the Greeley administration as an Assistant Sports Director, and I can assure you that my skill set would be greatly advantageous to the sports division. My professional background combined with my degree in Sports Management has allowed me to grow as an athlete, leader, and director. 

In my last position as the Assistant Director of the Sports Department at Great Neck High School, I was an integral part of a support system that helped to lead the Varsity Baseball team to 4 consecutive championships. A combination of passion, knowledge, and continued growth, is what helped the team to become so successful. 

I would be honored to serve Greeley and it’s athletes, and help them to achieve the same kind of exciting success. 


Kevin Connolly”

Sample 3: “Cover letter for a sports job” 

“Mr. Eda Miller

Human Resources Manager

Collegiate Sports Inc

3658 Lonely Oak Drive

Mobile, AL 3660222

Subject: Application for position of Athletic Coach

Dear Mr. Miller,

I wish to apply for the position of Athletic Coach as advertised. I have the necessary skills and qualifications for this post, as well as the necessary experience. I therefore believe that what I have to offer to Collegiate Sports will be of great benefit to the company.

I hold a B.S degree in Physical Education from University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. I also have 5 years of experience working as an Athletic Coach at City Sports Club, Mobile, AL.

Apart from my understanding of fitness and the correct regimes and exercises required to stay fit, I also have full experience in all necessary administrative duties. I am familiar with evaluating individuals and scheduling games and training periods.

I also understand the importance of closely monitoring grades to decide player eligibility. I have experience in maintaining fitness and exercise equipment, as well as in ordering new or replacement parts within budget when and if required.

I also fully understand the psychological effect an Athletic Coach can have on pupils, and I strive at all level to set as good an example as possible for those who see their coach as a role model.

I feel sure that my proven ability to manage and maintain the highest standards as an Athletic Coach will be of the greatest benefit to Collegiate Sports, and I have confidence that I can make a significant contribution to the company.

I may be contacted at (444)-678-4311, or by email at I look forward to the opportunity of meeting you at interview level, and I thank you for the opportunity to be considered for the post of Athletic Coach.

Yours Sincerely,

(Signature hand written in blue pen ink)

Jeromy Cavender

Encl: Resume”

Sample 4: “Cover letter for a sports job” 

“Dear [name],

As you and your team prepare to expand your athletics program, you will be seeking individuals with excellent leadership and team development skills. I am one of those people. In response to your ad, I am interested in supporting your program expansion as a Sports Coach.

I have worked in coaching capacities for more than 25 years, with a focus on leading softball and baseball teams, and have experience building brand-new teams from the ground up. My excellent planning, problem solving, and project management abilities have served past programs well.

In my career, I have achieved seven state championship titles and one national championship. I know how to help students excel and improve performance while also making sure they never lose their love of the game.

I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss this possibility further. I look forward to speaking with you soon. Thank you for your time and consideration.”

Sample 5: “Cover letter for a sports job” 

“Dear Ms. Cara Park,

I am applying for the Sports Coordinator position with WTS International, Inc.

I have a bachelor’s degree in sports management and three years of experience managing a sports team. Between my education and experience I have gained extensive knowledge of the sports industry and acquired the skills to take care of business so the team and coaches can focus on the game. My experience includes working with the coordinator to set up games, make reservations for facilities and to discuss budget proposals.

I have the ability to assess the needs of the team and determine what equipment and supplies are needed, evaluate the team’s performance and to make recommendations for improvements. My abilities also include making sure the team is registered, has proper medical care and that all other obligations are met to ensure the team is eligible to play.

My excellent communication skills make it possible to convey information in a clear and easy to understand manner. I am a self-starter with very strong computer, organizational and multi-tasking skills along with the ability to solve complex problems. My abilities also include building strong relationships, creating a good public image for the team and generating interest in the program.

I believe in being a team player, have the ability to work evenings and weekends and I am certified in CPR and First Aid. My credentials match the requirements of this position perfectly and I am excited about the possibility of working for your organization.

You can reach me for an interview by calling (555)-555-5555.



Steve Kress

Encl: Resume”

Frequently Asked Questions: Examples of cover letters for a sports job

What are the elements of a cover letter?

The Four Parts of a Cover Letter

  • Address the Recruiter by Name.
  • Address the Company’s Needs.
  • Tell the Recruiter Why You Want to Work Here.
  • Tell Them How to Reach You.

How do I write an application letter?

How to write an application letter

  • State the position you’re applying for. 
  • Explain why you’re the best fit for the job.
  • Summarize your qualifications. 
  • Mention why you want the job.

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