Kentucky Wesleyan College is a leader in liberal arts and professional education with a long-standing reputation for quality and academic excellence. Currently serving approximately 700 students, Kentucky Wesleyan provides a challenging and supportive academic experience, a positive work environment, and a stimulating culture. Kentucky Wesleyan produces highly qualified graduates who become successful professionals in the career of their choice and valuable members of their communities.
Kentucky Wesleyan seeks applicants for the full-time, year-round position of Head Wrestling Coach. Wrestling is being established as new sport at Kentucky Wesleyan, slated to begin competition in Fall 2018, and the successful candidate will establish and develop this program. Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the coach will provide leadership and be responsible for the coaching and management of the wrestling program. Kentucky Wesleyan College is an NCAA Division II institution and member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC).
The Head Wrestling Coach is responsible for all phases and activities associated with operating a successful NCAA Division II program. Major responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Instructing and coaching student athletes.
Recruiting and retaining student participants.
Scheduling, organizing, and conducting practices and competitions.
Overseeing student-athletes’ academic progress.
Budgeting and fundraising.
Maintaining compliance with NCAA, G-MAC, and Kentucky Wesleyan rules and regulations.
Qualifications Applicants should have prior experience as a student-athlete or coach in the sport of wrestling; a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of skills, techniques, and strategies of the sport; experience with recruiting student-athletes, fundraising, and budgetary management; a bachelor’s degree; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. College-level coaching experience and a master’s degree are preferred.
Benefits This full-time position has access to a full range of employee benefits, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance; retirement plans; tuition plans; and a generous benefit time program.
To Apply Please submit a cover letter, a resume, and the contact information for three professional references to Cindy Sublett in Human Resources at email@example.com. The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Kentucky Wesleyan College is an equal opportunity employer.
About Owensboro Kentucky Wesleyan College is located in Owensboro, Kentucky, a vibrant, beautiful, and safe city on the Ohio River. Owensboro offers a big-city feel with southern charm and is easily accessible from metropolitan locations such as Evansville, IN; Louisville, KY; Nashville, TN; and St. Louis, MO.
With more than 20 annual celebrations, including the International Bar-B-Q Festival, Owensboro is known as Kentucky’s Festival City. Owensboro also has the distinction of being named one of the Top 50 Sports Towns in the United States by Sports Illustrated. BusinessWeek ranked the city the “Best Place to Raise Your Kids: 2010” in Kentucky based on the city’s low crime, outstanding school test scores, and a low cost of living.
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At a Glance
Location: We're located in Owensboro, Kentucky, a city on the Ohio River. Wesleyan is just 40 minutes east of Evansville, Indiana, 2 hours north of Nashville, Tennessee, 2 hours west of Louisville, Kentucky, and 4 hours east of St. Louis, Missouri. Daviess County is home to 94,000 residents.
Academics: Kentucky Wesleyan College offers 29 majors and 13 pre-professional curriculums. Ou...r student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1.
Average Freshman Profile: ACT=22, SAT=980 (Critical Reading and Math), GPA=3.27. Over one-third rank in the top 25 percent of their high school graduating class (Fall 2015).
Faculty: More than 88 percent of our faculty have a Ph.D. or terminal degree.
Church Relationship: Kentucky Wesleyan College is approved by the University Senate of the General Board of Higher Education & Ministry as a United Methodist-related academic institution.
Athletics: The Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers compete in NCAA Division II and are members of the Great Midwestern Athletic Conference. Intercollegiate men's teams include baseball, basketball, cross country, track and field, golf, football and soccer. Women compete in basketball, cross country, track and field, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.
Here's our mission statement: Kentucky Wesleyan College, in partnership with the United Methodist Church, fosters a liberal arts education that nourishes and prepares students intellectually, spiritually and physically to achieve success in life.
So what does that mean? It means that for more than 150 years, we have served students in the liberal arts tradition, and for the next 150 years at Kentucky Wesleyan, students will learn to think critically, communicate effectively and live ethically in a complex, rapidly changing world. The success of every student is our top priority. Every course we offer and every experience on campus leads to one goal - graduation. We help create a unique roadmap for college success with academic, social and extracurricular goals. Inside and outside the classroom, students experience the encouragement of a close-knit community committed to their well-being and long-term success, and our vibrant, welcoming campus will offers exciting social, service, and leadership opportunities.
The Wesleyan Way
At Kentucky Wesleyan, we believe in an education that goes far beyond the textbook, the computer screen or the written exam. Leaders of the next generation are those who have been educated with a broad view of how relationships matter in the overall success of our world.
Consequently, we believe in "The Wesleyan Way" of learning and living. The Wesleyan Way is based on four principles we incorporate into every single thing that we do:
1. We do everything with HONOR.
2. We always SUPPORT EACH OTHER.
3. We will COMPETE WITH INTEGRITY.
4. We LOVE EACH OTHER in Christ.