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Head Coach, Wrestling

Pennsylvania College of Technology
Williamsport, PA

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Position Title:

Head Coach, Wrestling

Job Code/Position Control Number:


Position Status:

Full-time Continuing

Reports to (Supervisor) Title:

Interim Director of Athletics Britni Mohney

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for all aspects of the Penn College NCAA Division III Wrestling program and will be expected to abide by and uphold the regulations of the NCAA Division III. Specific duties will include the recruitment of qualified student-athletes, conducting and supervising practices and competitions, budget management, equipment inventory, supervision of assistant coaches, ensure the safety of all student-athletes at all times, and monitoring of student-athletes’ academic progress.

Position Work Calendar:

12 months

Position Work Hours/Week:

37.5 hours per week

Abilities and Skills:

-Ability to provide instruction, training, and motivation necessary for the athletes to compete to the best of their ability. (Minimum)
-Interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with students, staff, faculty, and the public. (Minimum)
-Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form. (Minimum)
-Developed organizational skills. (Minimum)
-Must possess a current driver’s license. (Minimum)
-Demonstrated sensitivity to diversity and multicultural issues. (Minimum)
-Successfully complete the annual NCAA “open book” rules test. (Minimum)
-Maintain current CPR/First Aid certification. (Minimum)


-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. (Minimum)


-Demonstrated expertise in Wrestling. (Minimum)
-Prior coaching experience at the college level. (Desired)

Responsibilities and Duties :

-Organize and conduct practices, conditioning programs and competitive events. Instruct student-athletes with sound principles and expert skills related to wrestling. (Essential)
-Prepare individual student-athletes and team for matches. (Essential)
-Set season goals and motivate student-athletes using techniques that meet the needs of the students and that are consistent with the Penn College athletic program philosophy. (Essential)
-Develop a competitive program. (Essential)
-Manage, monitor and comply with the operating budget. Follow College and departmental policies regarding fiscal procedures. (Essential)
-Adhere to College policies and NCAA legislation regarding fundraising. (Essential)
-Know and abide by NCAA Division III rules, regulations and compliance. (Essential)
-Schedule NCAA compliance sessions for student-athletes prior to the start of your season. (Essential)
-Maintain current roster and communicate any changes or additions to the Assistant Director of Athletics/Director of Athletic Communications. (Essential)
-Ensure new student-athletes are cleared with athletic trainer and have completed compliance forms prior to participation. (Essential)
-Recruit, train and supervise assistant coaches. Conduct annual evaluations of all assistant coaches. (Essential)
-Comply with the policies and procedures outlined in the Coaches Handbook of Department Guidelines and Procedures. (Essential)
-Cooperate with athletic trainers to ensure student-athletes receive proper medical and physical training services. (Essential)
-Direct maintenance of equipment and uniform inventory, issuance, proper care and sanitation, collection, and storage in designated on-campus facilities. (Marginal)
-Model integrity, respect, and good sportsmanship at all times and hold assistant coaches and student-athletes accountable for the same behavior. (Essential)
-Collaborate with the Assistant Director of Athletics/Director of Athletic Communications to promote the wrestling program. (Essential)
-Respond to media requests via the Assistant Director of Athletics/Director of Athletic Communications in manner that promotes professionalism and the mission of Penn College. (Essential)
-Attend departmental meetings, communicate regularly with the Director of Athletics and contribute positively to the betterment of the total athletics program. (Essential)
-Organize annual event that celebrates team and individual achievements such as an annual banquet, awards ceremony or other program that promotes tradition within the wrestling program. (Essential)
-Promote the wrestling team, the overall athletic program and Penn College with team alumni, parents and community members. (Essential)

-In compliance with NCAA Division III rules and regulations for wrestling, recruit student-athletes who meet the College’s admission requirements, who possess the potential to contribute to the team, and who will add positively to the student body. (Essential)
-Meet the recruitment and roster goals established jointly by the Director of Athletics. (Essential)
-Submit and discuss with the Director of Athletics an annual recruitment plan that outlines the coach’s efforts to recruit student-athletes that meet the specific needs of their program (e.g. skilled positions, number of graduating players, etc.) and who can excel athletically and academically at Penn College. (Essential)
-Represent the College at admission open houses and other events that involve prospective student-athletes. (Essential)
-Monitor the academic success of student-athletes and collaborate with other key personnel to promote academic success. (Essential)
-Support the academic development of your student-athletes through graduation. (Essential)

Collateral Responsibilities: This position will be required to work a secondary duty for the Athletics Department. A secondary duty may be in Sports Info, Game Day Operations, Department Operations, Student-Athlete Development, SAAC, Fitness Center, etc. This duty will be determined by the Athletic Director at time of hire based on candidate’s qualifications.


-General office equipment
-Requisite equipment of the sport

Physical Standards:


Positions Supervised:

-Assistant Coach

Interfacing Departments:


Special Job Features:

-Weekend and evening hours will be regularly required.
-Flexible schedule required to meet the needs of athletic events and activities.
-State and out-of-state travel required with use of College vehicle OR mileage reimbursement.
-State Police, Child Line, and FBI fingerprint clearances under the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) required before employment can begin.
-Background check will be required on selected candidate.

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Additional Expectations:

-Possess interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with students, faculty, staff and the public. (Essential)
-Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity and multicultural issues. (Essential)
-Be sensitive to the needs and expectations of students, faculty, staff and administrators. (Essential)
-Maintain a high degree of confidentiality with regards to any and all information as a direct or indirect result of job responsibilities/job functions. (Essential)
-Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner and maintain the standard of care that is appropriate for this position. (Essential)
-Perform other appropriate job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor. (Marginal)
-Employees who provide student instruction will develop and maintain proficiency in the effective pedagogical use of current and future instructional technologies, including but not limited to learning management systems, media, instructional software, and connectivity devices. As such, are required to use the following elements of the Learning Management System (LMS): Upload all syllabi, timely use of the grade feature, and collection of digital student work and distribution of digital course materials.

College Statement:

This is not a complete itemization of all facets of this position. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. The College has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without prior notice.



Posting Number:


Number of Vacancies:


Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Pay Rate / Salary:

Commensurate with credentials submitted as applied to the College’s Administrative, Professional and Technical Staff Salary System.

Additional Information:

Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires and the completion of an Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) by the candidate and the employer. Any offer of employment shall be contingent on the applicant’s timely production of required documentation to verify identity and employment authorization. If you cannot or will not be able to produce the required documentation, we cannot consider your application.If you are currently receiving an annuity from the State or Public School Employees’ Retirement System, employment at Pennsylvania College of Technology may affect your annuity status. If you are currently a member of either the State or Public School Employees’ Retirement System you may be required to contribute into the System.

Desired Start Date:

As soon as feasible

Special Instructions to Applicants:

If you wish to apply for this position, you must submit all application material through the College’s on-line recruiting website at
For further information on this position, call 570-327-4770.

Position Type:

Administrative, Professional and Technical Staff

EEO Statement :

Penn College is committed to equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.


At Penn College, tomorrow makers are doing more than building and sharpening their skills. They’re learning alongside faculty already proven in their careers, working with the latest technology, and pushing their boundaries. Students are training to master the in-demand work that tomorrow needs, the kind that drives the economy, in cutting-edge facilities on top-of-the-line equipment. Across 100+ diverse programs, from nursing to welding, they’re becoming qualified not just to thrive in their field, but to lead it.

Highly recruited by industry-partners and motivated to impact positive change, alumni are making names for themselves across the country and around the globe. The recent graduate placement rate of 97% says it all. The future needs Penn College graduates.

The can-do spirit that defines Penn College students and alumni lives within the entire College community. Everyone from the leadership team to the faculty and staff work together to inspire a transformative tomorrow.

At Penn College, exploration doesn’t end with academics. Williamsport’s scenic location in rural Pennsylvania opens the door to all types of outdoor adventure. Whether it’s a jaunt from campus to the Susquehanna Riverwalk, hiking in nearby state forestlands, or kayaking in local waterways, there are plenty of ways to soak in the natural beauty of the region. Those who wish to explore nearby cities can hit up New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Washington D.C., all of which are within a three-hour drive.

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