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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
- Assists the head coach with supervising approximately 22
- 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
Required Education and Experience
- Full time
- Specialist B
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- A bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in training or experience
- 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
- Knowledge of NCAA and IEWA rules and regulations
- Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful
completion of a background check.
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