Assistant Wrestling Coach

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Athletics/Recreation, Program Management

Position Title: Assistant Wrestling Coach
The Opportunity:

The Assistant Wrestling Coach is the primary assistant coach in the wrestling program.  The Assistant Wrestling Coach performs all duties assigned by the head coach and Director of Athletics.


Coaching & Instruction

  • Teach and uphold the fundamentals, techniques and methods of the wrestling program as directed by the head coach.
  • Teach Physical Activity classes each semester. 
  • Teach and exhibit excellent sportsmanship; set an example of good moral and physical behavior for student-athletes.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the head wrestling coach or Director of Athletics, including fundraising.
  • Monitor academic performance and overall well-being of student-athletes.
  • Attend coaches’ meetings and clinics for professional growth.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Athletics and other coaches to promote and improve the entire athletic program.  Effectively partner with other campus stakeholders including Admissions, Financial Aid and Residence Life.
  • Recruit prospective student-athletes. 
  • Purchase equipment and supplies.


  • Attend all home and away wrestling matches as well as other competitive sporting and recreational Mines events whenever possible.
  • Prepare, lead and manage wrestling matches and team functions.
  • Facilitate team travel arrangements.
  • Represent the collective Colorado School of Mines institution and corresponding Athletic Department at all practice, competitive and community events.  Exhibit leadership in character, dress and demeanor. 


  • Obey and uphold the policies of the NCAA, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and Colorado School of Mines.
  • Complete the required NCAA recruiting examination annually, effective dates August 1-July 31.
  • Maintain recruiting records and corresponding data collection.
  • Attend and participate at in-service training led by head coach.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience coaching wrestling at the collegiate level. 
  • Current CPR/AED and First Aid certifications (or the ability to secure these certifications upon hire). 
  • Valid drivers license and ability to test and receive commercial drivers license (CDL).
  • Strong supervision, planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to engage and motivate collegiate athletes.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in recreation, sports management, kinesiology or related field.
  • Background and/or experience in strength and conditioning.
  • Progressing knowledge of wrestling or sports industry trends. 
How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). 
Total Rewards: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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