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Assistant Wrestling Coach

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Work type: Limited - 12 Month
Location: Platteville
Categories: Athletics

The Assistant Wrestling Coach organizes and administers intercollegiate sport(s). May supervise a staff and/or have budgetary responsibility. May conduct practices, identify and recruit qualified student-athletes, develop competitive schedules, coordinate team travel, and ensure compliance with governing rules and regulations. As the Assistant Wrestling Coach within the UW-Platteville Division of Athletics and Recreation, you will guide your program in accordance with our three-prong mission statement:

1. Provide a supportive and transformational student-athlete experience that lays the foundation for lifelong success

2. Enhance corporate and philanthropic support via strategic campus and community partnerships to provide an invaluable student experience and forward the greater university’s educational mission

3. Develop a culture of competitive excellence in which student-athletes partake in meaningful athletics experiences

The Assistant Wrestling Coach is an academic-year position, salary of $36,000, benefit and paid leave eligible. 


Transformational Experience

  • Provide a transformational experience for student-athletes centered on our Pioneer Leadership Institute’s pillars of Personal Enhancement, Leadership Development, Career Development, Community and t Alumni Engagement
  • Provide an overall positive educational environment for our student-athletes conducive to learning, athletic development, social growth, and preparing them for life beyond college. 
  • In conjunction with the athletic tutoring and advising program, oversee the total academic progress of the team.

Fundraising and Revenue Generation

  • Actively support and enhance alumni relationships
  • Actively support the Pioneering Forward Annual Fund
  • Actively enhance sports specific fundraising efforts in partnership with the Foundation and Athletic Administration
  • Maintain roster goal expectations

Competitive Excellence

  • Compete at the highest level of competition within the WIAC and National level
  • Develop a culture of competitive excellence with postseason opportunities for student-athletes


  • Create an environment of inclusion for individuals of all race, gender, religious affiliation, and sexual orientation within your own sport as well as the entire Athletic Department and University.


  • Create and implement a recruitment strategy to attract top level, Division Ill prospects including setting up campus visits, assisting student-athletes with the application process, and implementation of campus resources.  Work in partnership with the offices of recruitment, admissions, and residence life.


  • Lead the team to prepare and conduct of all team-related activities including skill instruction, sport strategy/game planning and coordination of schedule, competitive opportunities.
  • Oversee administrative functions of the program such as budget, scheduling, travel arrangements in partnership with the administrative team
  • Oversee the development and retention of full time, part time and volunteer staff
  • Actively participate in Division wide meetings and Head Coaches meetings
  • Assist with departmental needs and additional duties as requested by the Director of Athletics and Recreation


  • As a staff member within the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, you are responsible for knowledge of and compliance with National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) and Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletics Association (WIAC) regulations, both those general in nature and those which apply directly to the program.
  • Strict adherence to all applicable governing policies, procedures, and regulations of the NCAA is required and is a condition of your employment
  • As the head coach, you are responsible for the development, safety and conduct of the team.
  • Work in partnership with the Associate AD for Compliance to ensure complete eligibility and progress toward degree requirements
  • Maintain accurate roster management via the Front Rush software system
  • Complete all mandatory trainings in a timely manner



  • Bachelor's Degree              
  • First Aid, CPR, AED by start date
  • 1-2 years of successful coaching experience on the collegiate level
  • Demonstrated successful recruiting ability
  • Strong administrative organizational skills
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of computer applications, including that for recruiting
  • Ability to work weekends & evenings and also to travel
  • Preferred: Master’s Degree in Health and Human Performance or related degree

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal and will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. 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-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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