This position will be responsible for management and administration of all phases of the wrestling program, athletes, and staff. This is a professional coaching position and all of the duties of the position must be conducted in adhering with the policies, rules and regulations of affiliated national, regional and state intercollegiate athletic associations, the Mid-American conference (or subsequent member conference) and the university.
•Coach student-athletes individually and in groups, and demonstrate game techniques; position may manage a designated skill development area or group of positions, as assigned. Plan coaching and practice sessions in accordance with NCAA and conference regulations. Develop, recommend and teach game strategy and position assignments. Develop, recommend and teach game strategy and position assignments.
•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 Student Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS) department, monitor academic progress and academic status of student-athletes, implementing corrective action plans through appropriate staff.
•Monitor and maintain the discipline and conduct of student-athletes to support the image and reputation of the department and university. Responsible for the development, safety and conduct of the student-athletes within specific sport program.
•Assist in the administration of the entire program; including field maintenance, assisting with daily practices, game responsibilities, team travel, student-athlete professional development and alumni relations.
•Perform both direct and indirect public relations functions including promotion, fund raising, and community instruction through camps and/or clinics.
•Assist with departmental needs as requested. Cash handling responsibilities – $5,000-$10,000 annually. When practical under the circumstances, intercollegiate athletic staff are encouraged to voluntarily attend all athletic events to promote audience participation and support for NIU team efforts.
Demonstrated wrestling skills, game and training strategies plus teaching progressions.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with individuals from of all diverse backgrounds and identities, especially those associated with Men’s Wrestling.
Demonstrated experience in successfully recruiting and retaining student-athletes
Knowledge of junior clubs and high school programs.
Demonstrated effective communication skills through oral, written, and electronic forms.
Demonstrated ability to communicate with and relate well to the female/male student-athlete.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate through oral, written and electronic forms.
Education and Experience Preferred
Minimum two academic years coaching experience at the collegiate level.
Successful competitive or coaching experience in wrestling at the Division I level.
Internal Number: 4595
About Northern Illinois University Intercollegiate Athletics
Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive, public institution of higher education enrolling more than 25,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. In addition to the main campus in DeKalb, Illinois, programs are offered at four additional campus sites.