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Head Wrestling Coach

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

About Hofstra:

Hofstra University is nationally ranked and recognized as Long Island’s largest private university located in Hempstead, N.Y. When you work at Hofstra, you join a team of talented professionals committed to preparing students for the challenges of tomorrow, in an environment that cultivates learning through the free and open exchange of ideas for the betterment of humankind. The work we do at Hofstra supports the education and well-being of our students, and the workforce of the future. While working towards this mission, employees can take advantage of many enriching experiences on campus. Whether it’s a lunchtime lecture, a Division I NCAA athletics game, a musical concert, a theatre performance, or a visit to one of our two accredited museums, there is always something exciting to do at Hofstra. Enjoy the ease of going to the fitness center, taking a swim, or grabbing a bite to eat without having to leave our beautiful campus! Hofstra University is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a highly qualified and diverse academic community of students, faculty, staff, and administrators respectful of the contributions and dignity of each of its members. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Position Title:

Head Wrestling Coach

Position Number:



Wrestling (division)

Full-Time or Part-Time:



Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Athletics and Chief Operating Officer, the Head Wrestling Coach is responsible for the management and administration of all phases of the intercollegiate sports program. The Head Wrestling Coach is responsible for the skill instruction and player development of all student-athletes, the recruitment and retention of quality student-athletes and the overall success of the sport program. The Head Coach is recognized as pivotal to, and responsible for, the record of the program as it relates to competitive scheduling, university/community relations and the enhancement of the student-athlete. This position requires working weekends and holidays and other responsibilities as assigned by the athletic administration. Responsible for knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations. If found responsible for a violation of NCAA regulations, will be subject to disciplinary or corrective action, including termination if appropriate. Also, may be responsible for any act or omission that may give rise to a finding that the University has violated an NCAA regulation.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepares, organizes, conducts and directs an appropriate schedule of team practice and competition activities that complies with all appropriate policies, goals and objectives.
  • Coordinates team travel, itineraries, lodging and meals in a timely fashion in accordance with departmental policies and guidelines.
  • Manages the scholarship allotment per university and NCAA rules and regulations in accordance with the Department Financial Aid policy.
  • Coordinates facility use and scheduling in cooperation with department personnel.
  • Administers and oversees the program budget and purchasing activities in a responsible manner consistent with all department, university and NCAA policies and guidelines for financial transactions.
  • Collaborates with equipment room staff regarding the distribution, collection, and ordering of athletic equipment and supplies.
  • Establishes annual recruiting goals and plans to enroll a diverse group of qualified student-athletes with the ability to participate at the Division 1 level.
  • Annually reviews rule changes from the NCAA and CAA conference as it pertains to the wrestling program.
  • Ensures and communicates expectations for student-athletes’ academic, conduct and other performance and engagement issues, collaborating appropriately with university personnel and department liaisons.
  • Collaborates with athletic training personnel regarding medical clearances, injury prevention, rehabilitation and playing status of student-athletes.
  • Promotes and manages the development and coordination of university and community engagement and service activities that promote positive interaction between student-athletes, non-student-athletes and community members.
  • Supervises and evaluates all assistant coaches within the program, recommending to the director of athletics the hiring and retention of all personnel associated with the program.
  • Oversees all social media interactions/posts of the wrestling program ensuring they are meeting all department standards as well as NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Promotes and cultivates alumni programs and outreach in conjunction with Institutional Advancement.
  • Promotes the University is all public relations activities at the direction of the Department of Communications.
  • Serves as needed on department, division and university committees.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant coaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • D1 college wrestling experience.
  • D1 college coaching experience.

Special Instructions:

Please include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for (3) professional references with your application.



Date Posted:


EEO Statement:

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

Salary/Salary Range:

$93,000 - $101,000


Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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