The University of Mount Union is seeking an Head Wrestling Coach. The position reports directly to the Athletic Director and implements all aspects of the NCAA Division III collegiate wrestling program. Must have a clear understanding of NCAA Division III rules and philosophy, a commitment to recruiting, developing, and graduating quality student-athletes. This individual will be responsible for all coaching duties including, but not limited to, planning and facilitation of practice sessions, game preparation, recruiting, and scheduling.
Manage, coordinate, and develop all aspects of a successful program including but not limited to: • Recruiting and retaining student-athletes in accordance with NCAA, OAC and institutional rules, regulations, and guidelines • Organizing, preparing, and executing effective practice and game plan strategies • Successfully managing the daily operations of the program: budgeting, scheduling, travel arrangements, and game day organization • Monitoring student-athletes academic progress • Supervising assistant coaches and other support staff • Aid in the supervision and monitoring of strength and conditioning facilities and activities • Fostering a cooperative work environment and providing mutual support with all constituencies and colleagues • Representing the program and University of Mount Union with sportsmanship, integrity, and professionalism • Perform other athletic department duties as assigned by the athletic director
• Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred • Five years successful coaching experience with collegiate coaching experience preferred • Knowledge of NCAA and OAC rules and regulations and understanding of the NCAA D-III athletic philosophy • Ability to successfully impart knowledge and motivate learning in student athletes • Ability to identify and recruit student-athletes • Strong ethical character and interpersonal communication skills • Sport specific knowledge in all positions • Proficient with technology applications applicable to the position • Certified in or ability to be certified in CPR/AED • Commitment to diversity • Must pass a background check • Must be able to travel, maintain a valid driver's license and be able to secure and maintain certification to drive university vehicles
This position is required to complete assigned University compliance training as communicated by the University.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. When requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
The University of Mount Union is an equal opportunity employer. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, marital or parental status, pregnancy, disability, or genetic information in student admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or employment as now or may hereafter be required by university policy and federal or state law.
Since 2005, nearly $110 million has been invested in the construction and renovation of modern facilities including a recreation center, apartment-style housing options, health, and medical sciences facility, and performing arts center. Primarily residential in nature, Mount Union's picturesque 123-acre campus is located in Alliance, OH(population 23,000), within 80 miles of both Cleveland and Pittsburgh. The 162-acre Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center is located six miles away. The University's endowment is in excess of $141 million.
The University strives to make its exceptional educational experience accessible to students of all financial backgrounds. Its increasingly diverse campus community benefits from a student-centered approach and array of activities for cultural, civic, and social development. Students experience outstanding opportunities for success after graduation, both in the workforce and in graduate study.