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Utica College Head Men’s Wrestling Coach in Utica, New York

Head Men’s Wrestling Coach

Posting Number S00359

Position Type Full Time

Hours/Schedule Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required

Campus Main Campus, Utica NY

Date Position Available 09/22/2022

Posted Salary

FLSA Status Exempt

Benefits Eligible Yes

If yes, please select: All Benefits

Position Summary Information

Position Summary

The head coach is responsible for all aspects of the men’s wrestling program, including, but not limited to: practice preparation, skill instruction, coaching, player development, recruiting, budget management, team travel, scheduling, academic success and student-athlete welfare

Location Utica, NY

Application Deadline

Full consideration by:

Open Until Filled Yes

Major Responsibilities

• Understanding of, and adherence to, the Utica University Athletic Department philosophy, NCAA rules and regulations as well as appropriate wrestling conference policies.

• Maintain and/or build the sport program that is competitive at the conference level.

• Recruitment of student athletes: recruit student athletes in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations; recruit an adequate number of student athletes; and recruit student athletes of sufficient skill to maintain quality of the program.

• Retention of student athletes: assess academic performance of student athletes at least once each semester; ensure academic retention of student athletes minimally mirrors retention rate of the college.

• Demonstrate effective coaching through content knowledge, practice construction and execution, and the affective dimension (e.g., interpersonal interactions, enthusiasm, respect and rapport). Plan and coordinate effective team practices in preparation for competition; serve as game coach for each contest; instruct student athletes in physical health (strength, conditioning & skill training); instruct individual/team concepts, and safety.

• Administer the individual sport team budget throughout the academic year.

• Ensure that monies are appropriately spent and documented.

• Ensure all sport specific equipment and uniforms are: issued at beginning of each season, maintained throughout the season, collected and returned

• Ensure all documentation and paperwork is completed in a timely fashion.

• Ensure compliance with NCAA and wrestling conference regulations and adhere to Department of Athletics Policies and Procedures.

• Represent the University in a professional and ethical manner consistent with the Utica University mission, vision, values and campus priorities.

• Demonstrate continued growth and development in sport as demonstrated by continuing education, participation in professional organizations, enrollment in training programs, and research.

• Leadership development of staff and student athletes in the sport team.

• Effective management of coaching and support staff.

• Supervision of Facilities.

• Coordinate fundraising activities to support the program financially.

• immediately at the end of the season, and inventoried on an annual basis.

• Responsible for working with supervisor and other team members to achieve successful results on all established individual and departmental goals and key performance indicators.

• May be required to perform other secondary duties as assigned such as teaching a physical education class or game management.

Driving Responsibilities

Must maintain a clean driving record as defined by University insurance carrier guidelines. Motor vehicle record will be monitored regularly using NYS License Event Notification Service or License Monitor, Inc. for out of state licenses. Will be required to attend van training annually.


Supervises Oversee assistant coach and team managers. May oversee assigned work-study students

Education & Experience Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred.

• 3-5 years collegiate coaching wrestling experience or equivalent.

• Must possess a strong working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.

• Must be certified in first aid, CPR and AED .

Minimum Skills/Abilities

• Ability to recruit, inspire, mentor, coach and teach highly talented student-athletes.

• Ability to teach or work with a diverse student population.

• A strong identification with and support of Utica University mission, vision and campus priorities.

• Ability to adhere to all policies, rules and regulations of Utica University and the NCAA .

• Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public.

• Ability to communicate effectively – via technology, in person, and in writing.

• Ability to represent the department and university in a friendly, courteous and professional manner.

• Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment as needed.

• Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgement based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.

• Ability to hire and supervise qualified assistants and student employees.

• Ability to respond to emergency situations in a timely manner.

• Ability to integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions, and other outcomes.

• Knowledge of management methods and ability to provide administrative guidance within the area of responsibility and provide direct training and supervision as needed.

• Ability to market and promote Utica University.

• Ability to raise funds and communicate the successes, giving opportunities and mission and goals of the athletic program to potential donors and current supporters of Utica University athletics.

• Knowledge of budgeting and fiscal planning techniques and ability to apply within financial constraints.

• Ability to attend seminars, meetings and other professional development opportunities at or away from Utica University.

Applicant Documents Instructions

All positions at Utica University support the University’s mission and values in part by being active members of an inclusive environment. Please describe in your diversity statement how you would see yourself incorporating this into this role.

In line with the University’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link:

Additional information Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

EEO/AA Statement

Utica University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the

diversity of its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive

consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, sex,

pregnancy, ethnic or national origin, religion, marital status, age, sexual

orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status,

disability, citizenship status, genetic predisposition, domestic violence

victim status, or protected status under applicable local, state, or

federal law.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Our community of students, faculty and staff reflect a diversity of experiences, opinions, and cultural backgrounds shaped by biology, society, history, and choice. Our community includes members who are diverse by virtue of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religious and/or spiritual affiliations, and socio-economic status, as well as the number of other ways in which who we are influences how we see the world. Furthermore, we value and celebrate diversity, and this results in a commitment to multiculturalism. We believe that within the community of human persons, all cultures, perspectives, and beliefs about faith, ideals, taste and lifestyles are of equal value. Our diversity deepens our commitment to nurture a multicultural environment in which we engage with others and blend perspectives, to learn about diverse cultures, to explore who we are and where we come from and to accept one another without prejudice. The Utica University Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in perspective, background, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Utica University is a comprehensive, independent, private institution founded in 1946 to offer options for higher education study to veterans returning from the Second World War. More than seventy years since veterans returned from WWII , this tradition of serving veterans is still held in high regard here at Utica University, and we are proud to welcome veterans as students and as valued members of our faculty and professional staff.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
  • (HERC Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium)



  • Observer Dispatch (Utica OD)-newspaper

  • Ithaca Journal

  • Personal Referral

  • Utica University Website

  • Albany Times Union

  • Binghamton Press & Sun



  • (Chronicle of Higher Ed website)

  • Elmira Star Gazette

  • Utica University Online Employment Website

  • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities


  • Current Utica University Employee

  • Referred by a Utica University Employee

  • Referred by a non Utica University Employee

  • Twitter

  • LinkedIn-Job Posting

  • LinkedIn-Recruited by Utica University HR


  • Syracuse Post Standard-newspaper

  • Albany Times Union-newspaper

  • Facebook

  • Job Fair

  • Search Firm

  • NCAA

  • PRISM Network

  • HBCU Connect

  • DiverseJobs

  • Other

    • Please provide more details regarding the source of your referral?

(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • "Contributions to Diversity" Statement

    Optional Documents

  • Letter of Reference #1