Division of

Enrollment Management (Athletics)

Job Description:


Position Title:                    Assistant Wrestling Coach

Department:                     Athletics

FLSA:                              Non-Exempt


Working Relationships:

  • Reports to:                   Head Wrestling Coach
  • Works Closely with:   Athletic Department Staff, Wrestling Staff, Wrestling Team Members and Admissions Staff
  • Supervises:                  Student-Athletes


Job Summary: The Assistant Wrestling Coach is a full-time position and will assist the Millikin Wrestling program in all aspects led by the Head Wrestling Coach – recruiting, team development, home game management, day of competition coaching, fundraising and other duties common to a collegiate wrestling program.



All employees are expected to uphold the values of the University.  At Millikin University, we value:

  • Commitment to the discovery of knowledge
  • Civil debate
  • Passion and enthusiasm
  • Dignity and respect for individuals
  • A diverse and inclusive community
  • Integrity and responsibility
  • Advancement of the greater good


Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Assist in recruitment of quality wrestlers to the program.  Help create a positive team culture that leads to success. Foster good relationships with the local high school coaches and the wrestling community.
  1. Responsible for assisting Head Wrestling Coach in all facets of the team including the organization of practices, monitoring academic progress of the student-athletes, day of competition management and strategy.
  1. Comply with all applicable Millikin University, CCIW and NCAA rules,    regulations and policies.


Other Duties:

  1. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
  1. A second duty may be assigned dependent upon on the candidate’s strengths and experience.
  1. Serve as Athletic Facility Monitor.
  1. Serve as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Instructor for the Athletic Department as assigned.


Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Previous coaching experience
  • Extensive knowledge of the sport of wrestling
  • Excellent organization, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively to various audiences
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively in a team atmosphere in the Athletic Department
  • Strong commitment to the University and NCAA Division III philosophy
  • Demonstrate commitment to the academic and athletic success of the student-athlete


Work Environment:

Manual Dexterity:  

  • Dexterity to operate a keyboard

Physical Effort:      

  • Typically sitting/standing/bending/stooping
  • Occasionally lifting 25 lbs. or less
  • Hearing and visual acuity within normal range

Working Conditions:

  • Typical working conditions found in an outdoor setting
  • Alternative or flexible work schedules
  • Travel and/or periodic overnight travel


  • Hazards:


  • Background Checks and Testing: