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  • Assistant Wrestling Coach

    Kentucky Wesleyan College
    • Level: College

    Kentucky Wesleyan College, a private, liberal arts college with a long-standing reputation for quality and academic excellence, is seeking applications for a part-time Assistant Wresting Coach. Kentucky Wesleyan is an NCAA Division II institution and member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC).

    Major Responsibilities

    • Assisting with the instruction of student athletes in wrestling.
    • Teaching the rules, fundamentals, skill development, and strategies for wrestling.
    • Assisting with the instruction of student athletes on sport-related topics, including personal health, wellness, fitness, team building, and safety.
    • Assisting with the recruitment and retention of potential student athletes.
    • Following the Athletics Department Academic Policy and academic support plan for student athletes.


    • Previous coaching experience. College-level coaching experience preferred.
    • Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree preferred.
    • Certified in First Aid, CPR, AED.
    • Effective interpersonal communication and relationship skills.
    • Ability to work collaboratively and enthusiastically with others.


    In addition to a monthly salary, the Assistant Coach will be provided with a campus meal plan at no charge.  A residence hall room may be available; however, this will depend on availability.

    Application Process

    To apply, complete the online application at https://kwc.edu/application-for-employment/. As part of the online application, please attach a file that contains a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three professional references. Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    An official transcript for the highest degree awarded will be required of the hired candidate, as will a background check.  The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

    Kentucky Wesleyan College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.

    Additional Information 

    About Kentucky Wesleyan College

    Kentucky Wesleyan College is a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in the vibrant city of Owensboro. A United Methodist-related college founded in 1858, Wesleyan is known for excellence in academics and a superior residential experience. Kentucky Wesleyan College has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Regional Colleges in the South as well as one of the Top Performers in Social Mobility in the South.  The Princeton Review has also recognized KWC as a “Best in the Southeast” college for several consecutive years.

    Kentucky Wesleyan students can choose from 29 majors and 13 pre-professional curriculums.  Classes have a 13-to-1 student-faculty ratio, and 88 percent of the faculty have a Ph.D. or terminal degree.  The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees.

    The Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers compete in NCAA Division II and are charter members of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference comprising teams from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Athletic teams include baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.

    The College employs approximately 200 faculty and staff who work together on a single campus. Kentucky Wesleyan provides a challenging and supportive academic experience for students as well as a positive and stimulating work environment for employees.

    A hallmark of the Kentucky Wesleyan experience includes “The Wesleyan Way,” beliefs which guide the entire college community:

    • We do everything with honor.
    • We always support each other.
    • We will compete with integrity.
    • We love each other in Christ.

    Kentucky Wesleyan College values the unique contributions of all members of our campus community. As part of our mission to prepare future leaders intellectually, spiritually, and physically, we strive to provide an atmosphere that encourages and challenges all members of the Kentucky Wesleyan College campus community to exhibit an understanding and appreciation of cultural and human differences. We are committed to being a community that reflects the diversity of our larger society. We expect all members of our institution to actively create and maintain an inclusive learning and living environment that embraces diversity in all forms, including race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, socio-economic status, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, religion, and thought.

    About Owensboro, KY

    Kentucky Wesleyan College is located in the hospitable city of Owensboro, Kentucky, a vibrant, beautiful, and safe city nestled on the banks of the Ohio River.  Owensboro is small enough to promote a hometown atmosphere yet large enough to support many amenities usually only available in much larger cities.  Daviess County is home to 110,000 residents and is easily accessible from metropolitan locations such as Louisville, KY; Nashville, TN; and St. Louis, MO.

    Owensboro’s revitalized downtown area features a state-of-the-art convention center, several new hotels, and a range of entertainment options with unique restaurants and shops. Twenty-five parks, totaling 953 acres, encircle the city, which hosts over 20 annual festivals – attracting visitors from throughout the region.

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