Augustana College Head Coach Opening

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Eric Juergens has stepped down as the head coach at Augustana College. There has not yet been an announcement from the school, but the job is posted on the NCAA website. Juergens has been the head coach at Augustana since the 2007-2008 season. Augustana has had four All-Americans during his tenure, including two in 2017, and has crowned 13 CCIW champions since 2011. The former two time NCAA Champion for the University of Iowa led the Vikings to the 2014 CCIW championship and was subsequently named CCIW Coach of the Year. Both of Augustana’s All-Americans, Christos Giatras (7th at 184) and Adarios Jones (3rd at 285), are set to return next season.

Head Wrestling Coach at Augustana College

Augustana College, an NCAA Division III institution that competes in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW), is seeking a full-time Head Wrestling Coach. The Head Coach is responsible for developing all phases of the program including the recruitment of student-athletes, ordering equipment, scheduling contests, budget management, viable fund-raising, public relations and other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics. Additionally, a secondary duty within the Department of Athletics will be assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred. The qualified candidate should have a minimum of three years of previous coaching experience, preferably at the collegiate level. Previous coaching or playing experience at the NCAA Division III level is preferred. Additionally, a thorough understanding of and accountability to NCAA and CCIW rules and regulations is necessary. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the academic and athletic success of the student-athlete. This is a full-time position working a 10-month schedule.

Please forward a resume, cover letter, one-page statement of personal coaching philosophy and contact information for a minimum of three references to: Michael Zapolski, Director of Athletics, Augustana College, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201 or e-mail

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by Friday, May 19. Anticipated start date is approximately June 1, with the opportunity to begin recruiting during the summer months.

Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates invited to campus for an interview will be subject to a personal background check. This job description is subject to change and is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by the employee.