Responsible for fulfilling all position-specific requirements to create a viable NCAA D-II men’s wrestling program. Must be able to travel out of town for extended time periods and have the ability to work extended hours, such as evenings and weekends. Requirements include a valid, current driver’s license; NCAA Compliance Certification; and First Aid, CPR and AED certification. Proficient in using recruiting software program Front Rush. Trains and prepares student athletes. Teaches sport-specific skills, tactics and philosophy; schedules and directs practices; conducts sport-specific physical training and conditioning for student athletes both in and off season. Ensures athletes are making satisfactory academic progress; works with the Faculty Academic Representative, the Academic Coordinator and Registrar to monitor athlete’s grades; establishes and coordinates study halls; provides mentors and tutors as needed; and ensures all student athletes are academically eligible per NCAA and conference requirements and entered correctly into the NCAA Compliance Program; and maintains regular office consultation hours. Responsible for overseeing GA’s. Includes hiring, training, directing, monitoring and performance feedback. Accountable for scouting and recruiting of future student athletes. Includes following all NCAA, conference and University regulations and guidelines; assessing athletic talent and academic performance of potential student athletes; determining who meets the athletic requirements and University academic standards; and coordinating scholarships per the University’s approved model. Supports the sport’s program. This includes representing the University in all sport specific activities; assisting the Sports Information Director in the organization of sports information materials such as media guides, press releases and community public relations programs; assists with program budgets; purchases uniforms and equipment; coordinates pre-season medical exams for student athletes; scout’s opponents and prepares game plans; establishes itineraries and makes travel arrangements. Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: •Bachelor's degree required. •Minimum of three (3) years coaching experience required. •Experience as a head coach and player is preferred. •A valid, current, driver's license and NCAA Rules Compliance Certification are required. •Ability to travel out of town for extended periods, work evenings, nights, and weekends is mandatory. •Current certification or ability to obtain certification in First Aid / CPR / AED is required.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Wheeling Jesuit University
Wheeling University is a member of NCAA Division II and the Mountain East Conference. Located in Wheeling, West Virginia. The 65 acre campus is situated on the Ohio River 50 miles south of Pittsburgh, and two hours east of Columbus, in Wheeling, WV. Wheeling is an old Victorian city that is a particularly agreeable and affordable place to live and raise a family, with good schools and extensive cultural and recreational activities. Visit the friendly city of Wheeling through the Wheeling Convention and Visitors Bureau to discover its history and charm.
Wheeling University is committed to educating students in a faith-based tradition that integrates intellectual and spiritual readiness, interest, and curiosity with professional aspirations that serve the region by providing rigorous and relevant academic programs and offerings that jointly contribute to creating 21st century leaders, who are capable of thinking critically and ethically and are able to communicate skillfully in life and career as they serve as vital members of the community.