Responsible for assisting the head coach of the men’s wrestling program with the intercollegiate wrestling program, including but not limited to coaching, recruiting qualified student-athletes, fundraising, camps, developing schedules, budget management, building community support for the program, monitoring academic progress of student-athletes, and knowledge of applicable NCAA rules.
Reports to the Head Men’s Wrestling Coach
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: may include, but not limited to the following:
• Coach the wrestling team and assist in managing all aspects of the team, including practicing, competing, and scheduling. • Assist with the skill development of student-athletes. • Evaluate and recruit qualified student-athletes. Develops a recruiting plan and actively recruit student-athletes. • Monitors class schedules, grades and student-athlete academic progress. • Assist with the retention of wrestling student-athlete retention. • Model good sportsmanship and always enforce sportsmanlike behavior among athletes. • Communicate personal and program expectations to team and individual athletes. • Commits to and is responsible for adhering to all rules and regulations set forth for the team, the College, and the NCAA with the utmost integrity. • Work cooperatively with personnel in athletic department, attend department meetings and activities, and always represents the College positively when interacting with the community, alumni, high school and club coaches, media and general public. • Support the philosophy and mission of the College and the athletic department. • Develop student-athletes to be contributing members to the campus community and the community at large. • Secondary duty to be assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree required with collegiate level wrestling and/or coaching experience. • Candidates must have the ability to manage multiple tasks. • Knowledge of NCAA and MIAA conference rules. • Must be willing to actively participate in practices and must be able to work weekends/evenings and travel.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills. • A strong public service orientation to work well with faculty, staff, students, and the community. • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment. • Ability to work with a diverse team in a fast-paced environment. • Ability to work a varying work schedule. • Ability to travel as needed for competition and recruiting.
Alma College, a four-year residential liberal arts college located in the heart of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, offers a personalized education with multiple paths and experiences leading to success. A deep regard for students as individuals is fundamental to an Alma education, with small classes and many opportunities for one-on-one collaboration with dedicated faculty.
Alma College actively connects students with a world of ideas and opportunities. The Alma Commitment offers a four-year graduation promise and a pledge that each interested student can participate in an experiential learning opportunity, such as an internship, research fellowship, or study abroad, backed by $2,500 in Alma Venture funding from the college.
Alma’s attractive 128-acre campus is located in the city of Alma, approximately one hour north of Lansing. With an enrollment of about 1,400 students, Alma College employs a full-time teaching faculty of 96, of which 85 percent hold the Ph.D. or other terminal degree. Alma College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
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Our Academic Mission
Alma College’s mission is to prepare graduates who think critically, serve generously, lead purposefully, and live responsibly as stewards of the world they bequeath to future generations.
Focused exclusively on undergraduate education, Alma College boasts a 12-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio, 41 academic majors, self-designed programs of emphasis, pre-professional programs in law and medicine, and an intensive Spring Term that provides opportunities for innovative courses, travel classes, research and internships.
More than 90 percent of Alma’s graduates go on to graduate school or are employed within six months following their graduation.
Located in a community of 10,000, Alma College features a walkable campus with historic and contemporary buildings. The campus is a block from downtown Alma and within two hours of Michigan beaches and ski areas. Gratiot and adjacent counties feature plentiful parks, outdoor recreation opportunities, golf courses and shops.
College facilities, including the Stone Recreation Center and Hogan Center pool, offer wellness education, swimming instruction and recreational opportunities to community members and local businesses. The campus is bordered by the 41-mile Fred Meijer Heartland Bike Trail. The Alma College library, housing more than 278,000 volumes, also is a resource.
Cultural and sports events are offered throughout the year, with free admission to Alma College students, faculty and staff for most college-sponsored events. In addition to the college’s excellent fine arts programs, an active community of local artists has formed music, theatre and art guilds with a loyal regional following. Alma’s Division III Athletics program offers intercollegiate competition in 27 varsity sports.
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