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Gannon University Women's Coach

Posted about 10 months ago by mrtossgu

Associate Head Coach, Women's Wrestling
Opening date: 2/16/2018
Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled.
Internal Closing date:
Bulletin No.: 2018 - 0860

Position Summary

This position requires the oversight responsibilities of coaching, managing and directing all aspects of the Gannon University Women’s Wrestling Team. The women’s team will compete as a representative of an NCAA Division II institution and will adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association. Must be able to support and promote the University's Mission.

Essential Functions
Recruits quality academic students who are also competitive student-athletes.
Schedules all competitive events and competitive facilities with Director of Athletics approval.
Schedules all practices and practice facilities with the Associate Athletic Director’s approval.
Coordinates 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 Head 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 appropriate behavior in the classroom, on the practice and playing fields, 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 assistant coach(es), 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 sport’s specific governing body and Gannon University.
Passes NCAA recruiting test on an annual basis.
Develops and executes summer wrestling camps, clinics and/or tournaments.
Develops and assists with fundraising endeavors that support the endeavors of the program.
Performs other duties related as assigned within the scope and responsibility and requirements of the job.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises all assistant coaches and staff.

Contact With Others

Internal: Has regular contacts with faculty, administration, and staff throughout the University.

External: Has contact with high school students and parents regarding recruiting; other teams and coaches scheduling games; alumni; and the community.


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

Experience: Two-to-four years of wrestling coaching experience, preferably at the collegiate level - or equivalent combination of competitive participation and coaching experience is required.

Skills: Must have a working knowledge of the sport’s governing body rules as well as an understanding of the philosophy behind them. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated organizational and time management skills; technical knowledge of wrestling skills and strategy combined with the ability to effectively supervise, teach 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; strong administrative skills such as prioritization, organization, and budgeting; ability to work independently and to work under pressure.

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

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

Physical Requirements

Must be able to meet the physical demands associated with recruiting and coaching a college-level wrestling team, including standing and walking for long periods of time.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in a busy indoor University setting. Overnight travel is required.