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Urbana University seeks coach for new wrestling program

Urbana University is seeking a full-time head coach for its new wrestling program.

The NCAA Division II school located in Urbana, Ohio has posted the position on its website.

"Urbana is starting a wrestling program and is looking for a head coach to establish and recruit for this key new initiative," according to the job posting.

"The head coach is responsible for all aspects of the program to include successfully managing, developing, and implementing all aspects of the Urbana University, Division II Wrestling Program. Key responsibilities include recruiting, budgeting, fundraising, alumni relations, community engagement, planning, evaluating, organizing, scheduling, promoting, training and conditioning, skill instruction, student-athlete and staff development, academic support, compliance, and game plan preparation and strategy."

The posting goes on to state that a Bachelor's degree is required; a Master's degree is preferred. In addition, Urbana seeks candidates with prior collegiate experience as a student-athlete in the sport of wrestling.

With the addition of wrestling, Urbana will have 22 intercollegiate sports programs. The Blue Knights sports programs had competed in NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) until 2011 when it completed a transition to NCAA Division II.

Founded in 1850, Urbana University is located in Urbana, Ohio, about one hour west of Columbus and a similar distance northeast of Dayton, amidst a number of top Ohio high school wrestling programs including nationally-ranked St. Paris Graham. The school -- which became a branch of Columbus-based Franklin University earlier this year -- has approximately 1,800 students.

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