Head Wrestling Coach


Website Shorter University

Shorter University, a NCAA Division II institution which competes in the Gulf South Conference, is currently accepting applicants for the position of Head Wrestling Coach. This position will be responsible for sport specific coaching, Student-Athlete development, providing spiritual development for student-athletes, evaluating and recruiting prospective student-athletes, and overall administrative duties. This position will report to the Athletic Director. All activities shall be conducted within the policies and resource framework of the University, the Athletics Department, the Gulf South Conference, and the NCAA.

Job Summary: Oversee all aspects of the wrestling program which includes but is not limited to: Scheduling, budgeting, game preparation, practice planning and execution, conditioning, recruiting, academic monitoring, and supervision of staff.

Student-Athlete Development

  • Create an atmosphere that teaches student-athletes to honor God.
  • Lead, Guide and Foster an atmosphere for spiritual growth that leads student athletes into a close relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Develop student-athletes with counseling, advising, educating, and motivating.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and retain student-athletes.
  • Strives to consistently exhibit humility, grace, love, joy, peace, and spiritual maturity with all relationships at the University.
  • Instruct and demonstrate different techniques and skills at practices. Perform all game-day duties as needed. Maintain a disciplined and orderly team environment always ensuring the safety of the student athlete.

-Work with Strength and Conditioning staff to incorporate strength training for all wrestling athletes.


  • Identify and attract prospects to Shorter University
  • Evaluate prospects through high school visits, at competitions, and/or home visits.
  • Recruit Division II eligible prospects from high school, junior college, and transfers.


  • Abide by the rules and regulations of the NCAA and the Gulf South Conference


Previous experience as a player or coach at the collegiate level or highly successful high school and/or club coaching experience.

A person guided by Christian principles.  Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s preferred)

Job Duties: Organize and supervise all practices, matches and the off-season conditioning program; Develop and administer a recruiting plan; Be responsible for budget and scheduling; Adhere to all Shorter University and NCAA rules and regulations; Arrange transportation and lodging; Administer pre-game devotional program; Be responsible for discipline of players; Ensure that the wrestling team represents Shorter University with character, class, and sportsmanship.  The successful candidate must understand the role of intercollegiate athletics in a challenging academic environment which values the physical, intellectual, and spiritual development of each student.

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Shorter University is a Christ-centered University affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board and requires employees to be committed Christians.

Transforming Lives through Christ

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