Kentucky Wesleyan College is a leader in liberal arts and professional education with a long-standing reputation for quality and academic excellence. Currently serving approximately 700 students, Kentucky Wesleyan provides a challenging and supportive academic experience, a positive work environment, and a stimulating culture. Kentucky Wesleyan produces highly qualified graduates who become successful professionals in the career of their choice and valuable members of their communities.
Kentucky Wesleyan seeks applicants for the full-time, year-round position of Head Wrestling Coach. Wrestling is being established as new sport at Kentucky Wesleyan, slated to begin competition in Fall 2018, and the successful candidate will establish and develop this program. Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the coach will provide leadership and be responsible for the coaching and management of the wrestling program. Kentucky Wesleyan College is an NCAA Division II institution and member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC).
The Head Wrestling Coach is responsible for all phases and activities associated with operating a successful NCAA Division II program. Major responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Instructing and coaching student athletes.
Recruiting and retaining student participants.
Scheduling, organizing, and conducting practices and competitions.
Overseeing student-athletes’ academic progress.
Budgeting and fundraising.
Maintaining compliance with NCAA, G-MAC, and Kentucky Wesleyan rules and regulations.
Qualifications Applicants should have prior experience as a student-athlete or coach in the sport of wrestling; a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of skills, techniques, and strategies of the sport; experience with recruiting student-athletes, fundraising, and budgetary management; a bachelor’s degree; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. College-level coaching experience and a master’s degree are preferred.
Benefits This full-time position has access to a full range of employee benefits, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance; retirement plans; tuition plans; and a generous benefit time program.
To Apply Please submit a cover letter, a resume, and the contact information for three professional references to Cindy Sublett in Human Resources at email@example.com. The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Kentucky Wesleyan College is an equal opportunity employer.
About Owensboro Kentucky Wesleyan College is located in Owensboro, Kentucky, a vibrant, beautiful, and safe city on the Ohio River. Owensboro offers a big-city feel with southern charm and is easily accessible from metropolitan locations such as Evansville, IN; Louisville, KY; Nashville, TN; and St. Louis, MO.
With more than 20 annual celebrations, including the International Bar-B-Q Festival, Owensboro is known as Kentucky’s Festival City. Owensboro also has the distinction of being named one of the Top 50 Sports Towns in the United States by Sports Illustrated. BusinessWeek ranked the city the “Best Place to Raise Your Kids: 2010” in Kentucky based on the city’s low crime, outstanding school test scores, and a low cost of living.
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Kentucky Wesleyan College is a leader in liberal arts and professional education with a long-standing reputation for quality and academic excellence. Currently serving approximately 700 students, KWC provides a challenging and supportive academic experience in conjunction with a competitive and successful athletics program.
A United Methodist-related college founded in 1858, Wesleyan student...s can choose from 31 majors and 13 pre-professional programs. Faculty members mentor and encourage their students in a close-knit campus community. Classes have a 9-to-1 student-faculty ratio, and 88 percent of the faculty have a Ph.D. or terminal degree.
The Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers compete in NCAA Division II and are members of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Men’s teams include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, and track and field. Women compete in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.
Kentucky Wesleyan College is located in the hospitable city of Owensboro. Owensboro is small enough to promote a hometown atmosphere, yet large enough to support many amenities usually available in much larger cities. With more than 20 annual celebrations, including the International Bar-B-Q Festival, Owensboro is known as Kentucky’s Festival City. It also has the distinction of being named one of the Top 50 Sports Towns in the United States by Sports Illustrated. Money Magazine recently ranked Owensboro as one of the best places to live in the small cities category.