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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Official Title: Coach
Business Title: Head Women's Wrestling Coach
Employment Class: Limited Appointment
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $41,000 - $43,381
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment:  
Position Summary:

Develop and maintain an effective and competitive intercollegiate women's wrestling program through the
recruitment of quality student athletes and successful coaching of those individuals. In the recruitment
effort, incumbent will be a representative of the total institution, with all of the factual knowledge and
sensitives required by that representative.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.



  1. Understand and develop plans for student-athlete success on and off the competition surface.
  2. Plan, organize, and execute all in-season practice sessions, competition plans, and team meetings as well as off-season conditioning programs.
  3. Collaborate and plan with the staff to implement strength and conditioning for women's wrestling student-athletes.
  4. Continually evaluate each individual student athlete’s needs and short/long term goals.
  5. Plan, organize and execute all in season meetings, practice sessions, team travel and off-season meetings/workouts.
  6. Provide leadership to assistant coaches to manage the staff and have clear goals and expectations.
  7. Create an environment that places value on student-athletes and staff safety, mental health, and overall well-being.
  8. Continually evaluate each individual student athlete’s short- and long-term goals.


  1. Recruit and retain academically and athletically qualified student-athletes.
  2. Follow recruiting guidelines of UW-Oshkosh, the (WIAC) Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletics Conference and the NCAA.
  3. Work collaboratively within the university to plan, organize, implement, and follow up on an extensive ongoing recruiting effort through written, verbal, and personal contact with student-athletes and their families.


  1. Devise schedule for competition including all travel arrangements for all away meets (including transportation, lodging, food).
  2. Plan, organize, and execute recruiting responsibilities for the women's wrestling program.
  3. Oversee compliance with the NCAA and (WIAC) Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rules and regulations. Ensure adherence to rules, regulations, and policies of all governing bodies (UW-Oshkosh, WIAC, NCAA).
  4. Establish and execute a successful fundraising plan for the program and execute fundraising projects when appropriate.
  5. Promote the program, athletic department, and the university through camps, clinics and speaking engagements.
  6. Develop and maintain relationships with UW-Oshkosh Wrestling alumni and friends.
  7. Maintain responsibility for all program expenditures and revenues.
  8. Monitor student-athletes in their academic performances to assure timely progress to degree completion.
  9. Take part in professional development and educational activities to learn new ideas, concepts, and changes that occur in wrestling at the conference and national level.
  10. Attend department meetings, organizational efforts, and departmental activities.
  11. Manage and communicate with the coaching staff and maintain a positive collaboration with support staff.
  12. Create and maintain an environment that is respectful and accepting of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Set clear guidelines for expected behaviors and clear methods of reporting inappropriate behavior.
  13. Administer all athletic department VISA accounts including training to ensure are compliant in recording transactions and following University and State guidelines for the VISA accounts. Responsible for communicating all procedures staff needs to follow and ensure proper administration of the accounts.
  14. Process all athletic department cash advance requests for travel. Primary administrator and department auditor for all (TES) expense reports for the athletic department.
  15. Additional duties as assigned for secondary duty.
  16. Demonstrate familiarity with national trends and best practices related to diversity, equity, inclusivity, undergraduate retention programs and practices, academic support services, and campus climate issues.
  17. Endorse and support other sports within the athletic department and other duties as outlined by the Athletic Director.
  1. Bachelor's degree
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of collegiate wrestling coaching
  3. Demonstrate the understanding of the NCAA Division III philosophy
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations
  5. Valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one
  6. Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  7. Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and be able to work with diverse populations, including but not limited to people of all ages with various ethnicities, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  1. Master's degree
  2. Five plus years of collegiate coaching experience
  3. Demonstrated experience in managing a budget
  4. Demonstrate a familiarity with national trends and best practices, undergraduate retention programs and practices, academic support services and campus climate
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application: Cover Letter, Resume, References

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by May 30, 2023 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or