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Academic Staff - Men's Head Wrestling Coach (Public May Apply)

Code: 13278 Posted: 06/29/2017


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Men’s Head Wrestling Coach.

Under the general supervision of the Athletic Director with the Associate Athletic Director as the possible sport administrator, the Men’s Head Wrestling Coach will assist in all areas of the game; to include recruiting, scouting, break down of game film, daily practice responsibilities, community engagement activities, and fundraising. Due to the nature of this work, a willingness and flexibility to work nights and weekends is required. Perform other duties as assigned. This position is a campus security authority and mandatory reporter as defined by federal and state law.




  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3-5 years’ experience coaching at the college level
  • Demonstrated knowledge of sport
  • Experience in working/interacting with a diverse population
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations


  • Master’s Degree
  • Previous collegiate head coach experience
  • Knowledge of Division II NCAA rules and regulations



75% Coach:

  • Responsible for the overall management, leadership, and execution of the wresting intercollegiate program
  • Plan, organize, and manage all phases of the wrestling program; to include:
  • Development and implementation of game stragegy/techniques and position assignments both individually with student athletes and in groups
  • Continual education of student-athlete skill development and mental/motivating techniques for competition
  • Scheduling and supervision of practice and game sessions
  • Recruiting student-athletes
  • Monitoring and maintaining the discipline and conduct of student-athletes to support the image and reputation of the athletics program
  • Develop and supervise:
  • assistant coaches, if assigned
  • a strength and conditioning program in collaboration with the Strength and Conditioning staff/coaches
  • fund raising activities for the wrestling program
  • wrestling camps and clinics, including budget management
  • Develop and manage the wrestling program budget in collaboration with the Associate Athletics Director
  • Attend staff development opportunities and coaches meetings
  • Follow the mission and beliefs of the athletic department, university, GLVC, and NCAA.
  • Consistently demonstrate a positive team player attitude
  • Must be open and adaptable to change
  • Must work cooperatively and respectfully with a variety of campus groups
  • Perform other duties as assigned

25% Assist in the overall operations of the Athletics program:

  • Based on the individuals’ skills and ability the Athletic Director and Associate Athletic Director will make annual assignments of additional duties which directly align with the overall success of the Athletics Program. Examples of annual assignments may include but are not limited to:

-Concession Operations

-Grounds and Maintenance


-Athletic Apparel Licensing Coordination

-Building Scheduling

-Advising Ranger Student Athletes Advisory Committee

-Co Teach SOCA 190 Introduction to College Course

-Assist with Student Athlete Compliance

-Assist with Game Management

-Assist with Student Athlete Academic Advising

-Coordinate Intramurals

  • It is anticipated that the 2017-2018 annual assignment will be the Fall Game Day Operations or the Coordination of Intramurals which would include but not limited to :
  • Responsible for the overall management of the Fall Game Day Operations or Intramurals.Including coordinating volunteers, hiring (where applicable), and training volunteers/employees in game day or intramural processes and procedures

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, preferably Division II, and commitment to the student-athlete concept and NCAA Life in the Balance
  • Considerable knowledge of and adherence to university and GLVC rules and regulations
  • Sufficient organization skills to direct the program academically, athletically, developmentally, financially, and socially
  • Ability to create a positive coach/student-athlete relationship, including balancing academics with athletics and creating a supportive environment to develop athletes on and off the court in areas such as leadership, teamwork, maturity, and goal setting
  • Ability to have excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to exhibit professionalism at all times and an ability to be an exemplary representative of UW-Parkside
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships within a diverse academic environment
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and troubleshoot and problem solve daily
  • Ability to travel frequently including nights and weekends
  • Ability to work on computers/laptop for an extended period of time
  • Ability to work with mobile devices and social media
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate and work with supervisor and Athletics management
  • Ability to supervise, possible supervision of volunteer or part-time assistant coaches
  • Sufficient mobility to perform coaching duties
  • Sufficient mobility to perform event management duties
  • Ability to drive vehicle for recruiting and travel



UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at www.uwp.edu.



Applications received by 11:59 PM July 14 2017, are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.



STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants Apply Here:  (Candidates NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then continue to STEP 2

Internal Applicants Apply Here: (Candidates currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then under “Main Menu” choose:

  • “Self Service”
  • “Recruiting”
  • "Careers”

STEP 2: Under "Job Search" choose:

  • "More Options"
  • Job Opening ID: "13278"
  • "Search"
  • Select "Men’s Head Wrestling Coach"
  • Click "Apply Now"
  • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login"
  • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • Names and contact information of three references
  • Transcripts (unofficial acceptable at application stage)

You must select "SUBMIT", selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have questions about how to apply go to https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21544

Please Note:
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.



Commensurate with experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.
Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/



A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire. 

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at https://www.uwp.edu/live/offices/universitypolice/crimestats.cfm. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Contact Name: Ryan Ridley

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2245

Contact Email: ridley@uwp.edu

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