Assistant Coach – Wrestling   

Search #2021-007 

The University

Located in Delaware, Ohio, just 30 minutes north of the Columbus metropolitan area and founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is an increasingly diverse, highly selective, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,500 students from across the nation and around the world.  OWU is committed to providing our students with a variety of perspectives, mentors, and role models by seeking and supporting an academically and culturally diverse faculty.  OWU offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at owu.edu.

Position Overview

Ohio Wesleyan University invites applications for the position of Assistant Wrestling Coach. The Assistant Coach is responsible for supporting the Head Coach in all phases of Wrestling program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: identify, recruit, coach, and develop high-level student-athletes for the program; organize official and unofficial visits; assist with practice, competition preparations, and planning of travel itineraries; assist the head coach in all phases of student-athlete mentoring, fundraising, game management and scheduling and other administrative duties as assigned.

Demonstrated experience instructing on the rules and fundamentals of the sport. Collegiate Wrestling playing and coaching experience as well as experience in recruitment of collegiate student athletes is preferred. CPR, First Aid and AED Certification is required (and can be completed after hire).  A secondary assignment in the athletic department will be required as well as other duties as assigned.

It is also expected that the Assistant Wrestling Coach embrace the department mission of supporting the academic mission of the university, developing student-athletes as contributors to the greater community, creating opportunities for competitive success, leading student-athletes to understand what it is like to be part of something greater than oneself.

This is a full-time, eleven-month, salaried position with full university benefits. 

Required Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree required; master’s preferred, demonstrated coaching/recruiting experience and/or relevant competitive experience at the collegiate level is highly recommended.  All candidates should also possess an understanding of the role athletics plays in a rigorous academic setting and an ability to identify and attract outstanding students to the University. Candidates must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of Ohio Wesleyan University, the North Coast Athletic Conference, and the NCAA. Effective written and oral communication skills are required. 

Completed Applications Will Include

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • The names, titles, and contact information for three professional references                                                                                                                                               

Application materials must be submitted through email to: jobs@owu.edu

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.


Ohio Wesleyan University promotes and celebrates an inclusive environment free from constraints in areas of culture, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, family relationship, or economic barriers. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged as OWU is an equal opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Read OWU’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy Statement to find out more.