This position is responsible to the Co-Directors of Athletics for the development of a competitive wrestling program within the guidelines of the NCAA, RMAC, and Colorado Mesa. Includes all aspects of a collegiate wrestling program: recruiting, scouting, budgeting, planning, organizing, scheduling, monitoring academic performance and promoting intercollegiate athletics. Teaching responsibilities may be included.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties as assigned.
Oversee women’s wrestling program. This includes supervision of assistant coaches, scouting, recruitment of student athletes, monitoring academic progress of athletes, scheduling matches, ensuring compliance with NCAA and RMAC conference rules or regulations and eligibility of players.
Supervise and participate in the recruitment of student athletes. This includes interviewing, screening, assessment/evaluation, and meeting with coaches, counselors, principals, teachers and parents to facilitate the process.
Plan and manage team travel such as time schedules, transportation by bus/vans, lodging accommodations, meal and accommodations, insurance coverage and schedules for games and practice. Ensure travel arrangements are within budget constraints and are safe for the players and coaches’ welfare.
Supervise and manage the inventory of sports equipment. This involves the selection and purchase, reconditioning, checking standards and ensuring safety and accountability of physical assets.
Oversee the budget for the program. Monitor and approve expenditures for area of responsibility.
Supervise and manage the facility to facilitate practice. Coordinate the facility arrangements, ensure safety of equipment and practice building, and secure facilities at end of practices.
Plan, organize and participate in practice and matches. This involves athlete conditioning, planning drills, oversight of practices, review current rules and regulations, and participate in media coverage of events.
Conduct coach clinics/seminars for assistant coaches. Supervise and manage summer programs for youth.
Speak and participate in promotional activities and assist the Director of Athletics in fundraising activities. Work with gifted athletes to promote their continued play in non-University entities. Speak at sports banquets.
The University may request that this position teach in an assigned area of expertise.
Work in liaison with community groups to encourage and foster their participation in the athletic activities or events.
Serve on committees as deemed appropriate for district, conference or national level.
Work in liaison with faculty, administrators, and staff to coordinate academic and athletic efforts and to share resources and ideas.
This position reports to the Co-Directors of Athletics and must subscribe to the Colorado Mesa University Principles Governing Athletics. This position is responsible for the supervision of assistant coaches and student employees.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Previous coaching and/or wrestling experience. To teach, a master’s degree is required in physical education or related field.
Master’s degree. Proven successful recruiting of quality student athletes.
Ability to effectively present information, both orally and in writing, and to respond to questions from team members, groups of recruits, athletes, students, supporters and the press. Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical instructions, manuals and periodicals.
Ability to perform basic mathematical functions and calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions and percentages as related to fiscal management.
Strategic and analytical reasoning skills are necessary. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variable in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Internal Number: AF0356
About Colorado Mesa University
Founded in 1925, Colorado Mesa University is a comprehensive regional public higher education institution offering liberal arts, professional, and technical programs at the master's, bachelor's, associate and certificate levels.At Colorado Mesa, we take great pride in providing educational opportunities and tools that help students succeed in today's complex and interconnected world. Our focus is on providing quality academic programs, built on a strong liberal arts core that support students' interests and regional employment needs, as well as technical programs that respond to vocational workforce demands. Colorado Mesa is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.