Head Wrestling Coach

Search #1718-0003

Ohio Wesleyan University is a selective, private, undergraduate liberal arts, residential institution founded in 1842 and is located just 20 miles north of Columbus.

The University’s Athletic Department invites applications for the position of Head Wrestling Coach. This is a twelve-month full benefit position. The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Director of Athletics.


The Head Coach will be responsible for all phases and aspects of a new program starting intercollegiate competition in the 2018-19 academic year including organization, leadership, recruitment and retention of student-athletes, ordering of equipment, scheduling, budget management, appropriate fund-raising, and other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to departmental engagement and represent the program, department, and University in media, marketing and fundraising activities while serving as a positive leader for the program. The Head Coach will be responsible for the program’s compliance with University and NCAA regulations and requirements. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the role of intercollegiate athletics in a highly competitive academic environment. A secondary duty will be assigned to this position.


Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred. Demonstrated coaching/recruiting experience and/or relevant competitive experience at the collegiate, club or high school level required; previous coaching experience at the NCAA Division III level is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations and demonstrate a commitment to the academic and athletic success of the student-athlete. Effective written and oral communication skills are required.

Completed application packets will include:

  1. Cover Letter with salary requirements,
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. The names, titles, & contact information for three professional references.

Please email application materials to: jobs@owu.edu

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

Ohio Wesleyan University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and encourages all interested applicants, including women and minorities, to apply (EEOE).