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Assistant Wrestling Coach (6909)

American University
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 12, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
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Works directly with the head coach to assist in all aspects associated with the operation of a successful NCAA Division I program. Specifically, the Assistant Coach will coach athletes in designated weight classes. Assists with recruiting and marketing; serve as program liaison to athletic marketing and athletic communications departments. Assists with the recruiting efforts of the program in order to attract quality student athletes for the program. Assists in the promotion, organization & planning of wrestling camps & clinics; and hire and train student managers. This position works under general supervision.

Essential Functions
  1. Assists with the recruiting efforts of the program in order to attract quality players to the program. Responsible for program’s operation within NCAA and Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) rules concerning recruiting. Completes necessary NCAA and institutional paperwork regarding prospective student athletes and current team members. This includes the recruiting communications of the Head Coach that must be recorded.
  2. Assists in the training and coaching of student-athletes in designated weight classes based on previous wrestling and/or coaching experience and as determined by the head coach. Responsible for developing student-athletes to compete successfully at regular season dual meets, conference tournament meet and NCAA national tournament through proper match management, tactical adjustments, post-meet & video review critiques & evaluations. Responsible for the conduct and workout logistics of select student-athletes in the absence of the head coach.
  3. Acts as the wrestling program liaison to Athletic Marketing and Athletic Communications departments. Assists in providing information to support and further promote public relations and awareness of the wrestling program to external constituencies, including but not limited to prospective student-athletes, local community, and current & potential donors.
  4. Assists in the promotion, organization and planning of university/department-sponsored wrestling clinics and/or seminars. Designs clinic/seminar brochures, mails and/or delivers brochures to targeted locations in the local community to enhance visibility of varsity wrestling program. Works directly with Athletic Facility & Operations staff and Athletic Business Office to reserve and oversee use of athletic facilities for clinics & seminars.

Work Environment
  • Assists the head coach with supervising approximately 22 undergraduate student-athletes
  • Recruiting 1-2 days per week every month of the year
  • Train and coach student-athletes approximately 4 to 5 days per week throughout academic year
  • Travel locally, regionally and nationally for competition and recruiting

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
  • Full time
  • Exempt
  • Specialist B

Required Education and Experience
  • A bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in training or experience is required
  • Two to three years’ playing and a least one year of coaching experience at the collegiate or professional level
  • Person must possess coaching and wrestling skill knowledge and enthusiasm
  • Knowledge of NCAA and IEWA rules and regulations

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.
  • To ensure the health and safety of our community AU requires COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff. Click here to learn more about our health and safety directive.

  • Click here to learn about American University's unique benefit options

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American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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