Head Wrestling Coach
Deadline for Applications is 4/12/2021

Code: 17055 Posted: 03/29/2021

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career and is part of the UW System. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer good benefits and an opportunity to get involved in community projects and employee engagement activities. We are certainly proud of its diverse student body in the UW System. We work together to help our students, staff and faculty thrive. Find out why Parkside is where you belong.

Position Title: Head Wrestling Coach

Employment Type: Full time/Limited Staff/Exempt

UW-Parkside holds the distinction of being the only NCAA Division II school in the state of Wisconsin. Parkside Wrestling became an associate member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) in 2021. Parkside Wrestling has a proud tradition of success, and one that has; 17 Individual National Champions, 135 All-Americans, and 19 national top 10 finishes, with the most recent coming in 2018 (3rd place).

Essential Job Functions

Under the general supervision of the Director of Athletics, the Head Wrestling Coach will be responsible for the operation and management of all aspects of the program, including but not limited to: scheduling, budgeting, recruiting, fundraising, practice and game planning, student-athlete development, and community engagement. Due to the nature of this work, a willingness and flexibility to work nights and weekends is required. This position is a campus security authority and mandatory reporter as defined by federal and state law. Perform other duties as assigned.   

The Head Coach will need knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations and be committed to the student-athlete concept and NCAA Life in the Balance. This position will utilize organizational skills to direct the program academically, athletically, developmentally, financially and socially. The Head Wrestling Coach will have the 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. 

This role will work in a work in a fast-paced environment and will establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships within a diverse academic environment. There will be travel frequently including nights and weekends for recruiting that will require driving a vehicle.  


Key qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience as a wrestling student-athlete or coach
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin 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/

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: 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. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references
  • Transcripts

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Monday April 12th, 2021 are ensured full consideration. 

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

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.

In instances where the Review 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.


Laura Menarek
Available Until: 04/13/2021

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