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Salary/Rate: $45,287 - $52,000
The purpose of the Men's Wrestling Head Coach is to help organize and facilitate all aspects of the men's wrestling program in a professional manner that will translate into a successful and fulfilling experience for all student-athletes who are associated with the program. Other responsibilities include directing all aspects of a competitive NAIA wrestling program including compliance with NAIA and University rules and regulations; recruitment of qualified, gifted student-athletes; contest scheduling; budget management; fund-raising; and retention of student-athletes. A coach at SOU is expected to create an environment of respect, trust and commitment for the team.
Minimum Classification Qualifications:
Minimum of three years college coaching or playing experience.
A well-constructed and demonstrated coaching philosophy that focuses on character development.
Ability and willingness to travel long distances for competitions and recruitment; work nights and weekends.
Experience with/ability to interact with a diverse population.
Experience as a college head coach.
All Listed Duties:
Organize and facilitate all facets of the men's wrestling program, including:
Team practices, teaching wrestling skills and techniques at a level appropriate for collegiate competition.
Create the Men's Wrestling match schedule a year in advance.
Intentionally teach character skills to the student-athletes, and hold them accountable to a well-constructed and communicated set of principles and expectations.
Establish regular office hours and meeting times with student-athletes
Arrange transportation, lodging, and meal accommodations for scheduled away contests.
Work with game management and sports information personnel to facilitate logistics for teams, coaches, referees, volunteers, scorers and equipment at home duals and tournaments.,
Coordinate outreach and travel for yourself and assistant coaches to locate, recruit and retain highly skilled and academically motivated student-athletes that are a good fit for your program and SOU.,
Academic oversight of student-athletes
Establish team and individual goals for student-athletes that hold academic achievement and graduation as top program priorities.
Ensure student-athletes in need of academic assistance are regularly attending study table sessions you coordinate as well as meetings with advisers and tutors.
Ensure good communication (see Missed Class Policy) exists between your program, student-athletes and faculty in advance of missed class time due to travel.,
Team Fund raising.
Along with monitoring program budget levels, the head coach will establish and coordinate opportunities to bolster funding for the program through fundraising, camps and/or clinics.,
Additional Duties as assigned by the Athletic Department
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Hired coaches, athletic administrators and other personnel associated with intercollegiate athletics program must fully comply with the terms and conditions of SOU’s Intercollegiate Athletics – Code of Ethics Policy (IMP 8.000), which is located on the university’s full-policy listing website.
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime
The person holding this position is considered a
Internal Number: 8439
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