Head Womens Wrestling Coach

Buffalo, NY

Job Summary:

This candidate will have the honor of building the first collegiate women’s wrestling program at D’Youville University. The Head Coach will have the opportunity to build the program from the ground up working within the culture, tradition, and expectations of all athletic programs at D’Youville. This position will begin as part time, with the intent to transition to full time status in 2023-2024.

Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the Head Coach is responsible for the development of a competitive women’s wrestling program within NCAA guidelines and D’Youville. General tasks include all aspects of managing and coaching a collegiate wrestling program.

Primary Job Duties:

  • Contribute to the educational mission of D’Youville by offering leadership that reflects D’Youville Athletics commitment to excellence, integrity, and respect
  • Responsible for administration of all phases of the program, including monitoring team budget, scholarship distribution, player management, scheduling, compliance, expense reports, game day operations, and conducting camps and/or clinics
  • Provide an organized recruiting strategy of student-athletes for the Women’s Wrestling program and keep roster expectations
  • Coordinate with athletic administration on eligibility requirements to ensure full compliance with NCAA rules and regulations. Provides administration of financial aid for both prospective and enrolled student athletes
  • Monitor student-athlete academic performance and utilizes campus resources to assist in student athlete academic progress
  • Coordinate travel (ex: bus/air, hotel, meals, etc.) and organizes supervision of players while on the road
  • Oversee operational activities of assistant coaches, provides professional development opportunities, and prepares annual coaching evaluations
  • Attend and participate in department and staff meetings as requested/required
  • Maintain a positive and constructive working relationship with support staff in athletic communications, athletic training, facilities, compliance, admissions, and athletic advancement, to assist in implementation of an efficient and effective program and department
  • Participate in fundraising initiatives. Engage in special events to generate interest within the community, parents, and alumni
  • Develop an effective outreach program with student-athletes that engages and supports the D’Youville community and the Buffalo community
  • Collaborate with sport administrator and/or Director of Athletics to develop annual goals for the program
  • Become an advocate and expert of the D’Youville mission, community, and academic standards on and off campus.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics and/or sport supervisor

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of coaching and teaching techniques to effectively create and establish program culture
  • Knowledge of recruiting techniques and the ability to effectively use them
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays when necessary

Experiential and Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required, master's degree is preferred
  • Three years' experience coaching wrestling, at the collegiate level is preferred
  • Proven successful recruiting of quality student-athletes
  • Must have knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, demonstrated knowledge of basic principles of coaching/team supervision, the ability to effectively coordinate recruiting activities, and the ability to maintain team discipline and instill proper ethical and moral standards

Other Requirements:

  • Employment contingent upon legal authorization to work in New York State as determined by the Department of Labor

About the Institution:

D’Youville is a highly regarded private university and research institution with a rich history located on the vibrant West Side of Buffalo adjacent to a growing downtown with year-round cultural events and outdoor recreation. While preparing students for the 21st-century, D’Youville excels at helping students reach their career goals as change agents, doing well for themselves and their communities by doing good. Under the leadership of President Lorrie Clemo, the university is moving boldly forward through a dynamic and integrated planning process to strengthen the institution and positively impact the student experience and surrounding community.

Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns named the college after the Patron Saint Marguerite D’Youville and committed to making it a compassionate place of learning for those from underrepresented populations. That commitment and tradition continue today. D’Youville was the first college in Western New York to offer baccalaureate degree programs for women. With a long Catholic history, D’Youville welcomes students of every culture, background, and faith and is a place where different faith traditions can be openly shared and respected. Coeducational since 1971, D’Youville strives to expand opportunities for diverse learners, including adults, first-generation, low-income, and other students historically underrepresented in higher education.

Today, D’Youville features an urban, growing campus community of 3,000 students and offers more than 50 majors in undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral studies including advanced certificates and accelerated learning programs. Featuring degrees in healthcare, business, and the liberal arts, D’Youville encourages students to balance their learning with activities that integrate community service with coursework. D’Youville’s proud graduates have the academic strengths necessary for careers that make a difference and the skills to be leaders for the world. To learn more about D’Youville, please visit http://www.dyc.edu/.