1) It is your right to know who is on the committee, so ask weeks beforehand. That helps you realize some of the questions in the process. Example: If the youth group football leader (5th & 6th grade community football) is on the committee, expect a question about how you would like that handled. There are many more examples of these special situations and they are answered by WHO is on the committee.
2) I have had questions with definitions involved, so practice ways to answer those questions. Question: Define Leadership. Define a successful program. What do you expect out of your student athletes in the classroom? Have those mentally prepared in your mind, so you don't stumble through them. Been there, done that.
3) Goals of your program from 7, 8, 9, JV to Varsity. Interior staff goals to exterior community goals. Is your goal to win the league, or just make the playoffs? Is your goal on the lower levels to have full participation in every game or win games?
4) Situational questions: "What would you do if....?" a) Disciplinary example: A player comes off the field in a tirade and throws his helmet into the bench area. How do you handle this situation? b) Parent questions/ complaints: How do you handle an upset parent when they would like to meet with you after a practice? What are some of the items that you will or will not discuss with them?
Hope this helps. Remember, you will have a good grasp of what they want by the committee, but they will always have a surprise or good question that will get you. Take a couple of deep breathes and answer it honestly and from your heart... if the committee doesn't like your answer, or a board member isn't happy, then maybe it's not the place for you. Politics play such a role in the interview process, it's best to give an honest answer than toy with playing a political game.
Well, IMO, they are asking what your philosophy is as to trying to get all kids out or just the better athletes. My beliefs are that athletics are for the kids. All kids should be able to participate if they are willing to pay the price and will conform to the rules. You know as well as I, they're not all going to "stick". But, we should give them that opportunity. The "quality" will rise to the top anyway.