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Gannon University
  • Position Number: 4031215
  • Location: Erie, PA
  • Position Type: Athletics/Coaching

Head Women's Wrestling Coach

Subdivision: Athletic Director's Office
Division: Athletics
Department: Athletics
Location: Erie, Pa


This position requires the oversight responsibilities of coaching, managing, and directing all aspects of a highly competitive NCAA Division II Women's Wrestling Team. The women's team will compete as a representative of a NCAA Division II institution and will adhere to the guidelines set forth by the NCAA as an emerging sport and respective conference affiliation. The Head Coach will hire and supervise a full-time assistant coach.


Recruits quality academic students who are also competitive student-athletes.
Scheduling all competitive events and competitive facilities.
Schedules all practices and practice facilities.
Coordinating advanced scheduling, with budget approval, for all transportation, hotel, and meal requirements for away contests.
Completes all expense reports for all expenses associated with home and away contests.
Purchases, issues, maintains and collects all team uniforms and equipment.
Oversees all budgetary-related items.
In conjunction with the Strength and Conditioning Coach, trains, strengthens, and develops all student-athletes on a year-round schedule with a non-traditional season.
Monitors, advises and supports all student-athletes in their academic pursuits.
Monitors, educates, and advises all student-athletes concerning the classroom, during competitions and practices, and within campus and community living.
Advises administration of any significant accomplishments (athletic, academic, civic) obtained by any member of the team.
Identifies, hires and supervises full-time assistant coach, volunteer(s), manager(s), and/or student assistant(s).
Participates in an annual review of the season with the Director of Athletics
Learns, understands and complies with all rules and regulations set forth by the NCAA, applicable conference affiliation, and Gannon University.
Passes the NCAA educational modules on an annual basis.
Develops and executes wrestling camps, clinics and/or tournaments.
Develops and implements fundraising endeavors that support the endeavors of the program.
Performs other duties related as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Education: A bachelor's degree is required; a master's degree is preferred.

Experience: Three to five years of coaching experience is required, preferably at the collegiate level or an equivalent combination of competitive participation and coaching experience.

Skills: Must have a working knowledge of the NCAA and the sport's governing body rules and an understanding of the philosophy behind them. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated organizational and time management skills; technical knowledge of freestyle wrestling skills and strategy combined with the ability to supervise, teach effectively, and coach student-athletes; the ability to motivate and effectively communicate with student-athletes; a willingness and ability to actively recruit qualified student-athletes to the University and manage a healthy scholarship budget; strong administrative skills such as prioritization, organization, and budgeting; ability to work independently.

Licenses or Certifications: A valid driver's license in good standing is required.

University Mission: Must be able to support and promote the University's Mission.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to meet the physical demands associated with recruiting and coaching a college-level wrestling team.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a busy indoor University setting. Overnight travel and weekend work is required.

Exempt Status: Exempt
Position Classification: Professional
Position Type: Staff
Employment Status: Full-Time
Position Length: 12M
Hours per Week: varies
Work Schedule: varies
Shift: Other

Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
Cover Letter

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