Andrew Staudacher

Freelance Outdoor Photograper & Nature Photographer

Location:Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Skills
Resume of Andrew Peter Staudacher

Coach. Sportsman. Mentor

‘The price of excellence is discipline.’
– William Arthur Ward

‘I am currently working full time in Songkhla, Thailand as an English Teacher after completing a 120 hour TESOL Course. In the interest of returning to my home town, I am researching schools in Cape Town and would like to discuss any teaching opportunities within sports departments; present or future.’

May 2011

To Whom It May Concern

Employment Options within Cape Town Schools Sport Departments

I am a SSISA diploma graduate, with a passion for sports, and its benefit as a means for developing the youth.

A strong vision and coaching capabilities in over ten sporting disciplines, have allowed me to successfully develop, with the aid of the necessary programs, and events, departments, and teams, to very competitive levels.

Fifteen years of experience has allowed me to develop and hone various successful coaching techniques. I consider my coaching style to be strict, but fair, while I utilise a strong work ethic, and high standards to motivate the players/learners, and lead them to achieve their goals.

I am a punctual, hard working person, with an outgoing personality, and a true sense of being a team player, which are the same values I encourage in the children that I work with. In this way I have also served as a counsellor locally as well as overseas. I have a high standard for myself and for the learners under my tutelage. Similarly I believe that we should be judged by our actions.

A recent retrenchment and the limited full time coaching posts available locally, compelled me to search for work abroad. As a result I am currently living, and working in Thailand. As much as I am embracing the experience, I am searching for a position which will allow me to return home to South Africa, and further continue my work there.

I am most appreciative of the time you have taken to read this letter, and once you have reviewed the accompanying resume, I should be glad to avail myself to you for further discussion.

Thanking you in advance.

Kind Regards,
Andrew Staudacher
Qualification Highlights

120 TESOL Certificate (Teach Travel Asia TESOL, Hua Hin Thailand)
Diploma in Gym management from SSISA
Taught, coached and mentored more than 3,000 students of every age group
More than 15 years of experience in education
Coached in rugby, cricket, soccer, hockey, squash, tennis, swimming, water polo, athletics, golf and archery
English substitute teacher, South Africa
English Camp counselor in Thailand
Education / Certification

Teach Travel Asia TESOL, Hua Hin Thailand
120 TESOL Certificate (2011)

Sports Science Institute South African
Diploma in Gym Management (1998)

S.A.C.S (1989-1996)
Matric Exemption (English, Afrikaans, Latin, History, Geography & Biology
School Prefect
Captain of 2nd Cricket Team
Captain of 1st Athletics Team
Captain of 1st Cross Country Team

Employment Summary

English Camp Teacher, Songkhla, Hua Hin Thailand
Developed Curriculum for English Camp
Designed ESL lesson plans for beginner students ages 6-12
Delivered lessons and assessed student retention

Coached more than 350 kids from ages 11-14 in how to play cricket, hockey, rugby, soccer and swimming.
Developed and initiated a youth fitness program for kids in Grade 1 through to grade 7
Designed and built/maintained sports fields
2005 – 2006
Coach, Emirates International School, Dubai UAE
Taught hundreds of students across 17 different cultures a variety of sports and physical fitness
Developed and delivered sports and physical fitness educational lessons tailored to a multi ethnic and multinational group


Physical Education Teacher, American International School, Cape Town, South Africa
Preparing lesson plans and delivered P.E. lessons for hundreds of students from kindergarten to grade 12.
Coached students in tennis and table tennis

Volunteer Work

2001 – 2002
Volunteer youth counsellor at the Kenilworth and Oakdale medical clinics, Cape Town, South Africa.
Counselled young people aged 8-22 on how to overcome family issues, behavioural issues and disorders such as anorexia, depression, and obesity and build trust bonds with them to help improve their overall outlook on life.
Collected data on the state of student physical health across multiple school districts in South Africa. Helped to analyse the data and developed curriculum for physical fitness education that became the standard curriculum across the province
Worked with development children from the townships, helping to promote cleanliness and the overall understanding for good health and exercise

Hobbies / Interests

I enjoy playing all types of sports such as rugby, cricket, golf, tennis, swimming, squash and also volunteering. I have a passion for hiking and animals. I also enjoy teaching, coaching and mentoring kids of all ages. I hope to share my love of sports with my students in the context of learning English to enhance their educational experience.


Francois Nel
Principal S.A.C.S Junior School

Tina Brenzel
Head of Herzlia Sports