SUMMARY: The Head Men’s Wrestling Coach directs and coordinates the planning, organizing and coaching of the Siena Heights University Wrestling Team. The head coach is further responsible for providing a quality athletic program for student athletes through pre and postseason training/conditioning, intercollegiate competition, student athlete recruitment and monitoring of academic progress.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Recruiting student athletes for the Men’s Wrestling program by establishing recruiting goals in conjunction with the Athletic Director and Dean of Admissions. Develops a relationship with the stakeholders in the sport of wrestling and works to establish the Siena Heights University reputation in the community. Establishing networking through high schools, travel programs, junior colleges as well as parents and student athletes. Develop recruiting travel schedule to high schools and junior colleges. Maintain recruiting correspondence with high school and junior college coaches as well as prospective student-athletes. Plan, organize and administer wrestling summer camps and tournaments for fundraising and recruiting purposes. Prepares the student-athlete for competition in the Men’s Wrestling season by organizing daily practice plans, including pre and post season conditioning programs. Instructing athletes in game strategy and rules knowledge. Providing and maintaining necessary uniforms and equipment. Directing assistant coach(s) by assigning responsibilities with direct supervision, which includes scouting opponents, recruiting and coaching fundamentals. Schedules contests for the Men’s Wrestling program subject to the approval of the Athletic Director and in accordance with the NAIA guidelines. Ensure that all travel arrangements for the team, including all transportation, overnight plans and meals are planned. Provide statistical data in an accurate and timely fashion to the Sports Information Director. Coordinates and manages the Men’s Wrestling budget, including but not limited to travel equipment and referee fees. Coordinating fundraising projects to benefit the wrestling program. Monitoring student as athletes' academic progress by scheduling study sessions and communicating with academic advisors and faculty. Promote environment in which student athlete will establish purposeful and ethical characteristics. This position is institutionally authorized to accept financial aid documents and verify information. Other duties within the scope of division’s responsibilities as defined by the Athletic
Requires Bachelor’s degree with a Master Degree preferred. Requires previous wrestling coaching experience, preferably at the collegiate level, including player evaluation and recruiting. Must have excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to instruct and motivate athletes and assistant coaches. Must be able to communicate clearly in writing as well as have highly developed time management skills.
About Siena Heights University
Siena Heights University is a Catholic university founded and sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Founded in the liberal arts tradition, Siena offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees and has a total of 2000 students on all campuses. The university is headquartered in Adrian, Michigan with degree completion centers located throughout Michigan. Siena Heights University is a NAIA school with an affiliation in the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference.