Defiance College to Add Wrestling

Defiance College LogoDefiance College, a Division III school in Defiance, Ohio, has announced a search for a head wrestling coach. The school intends to begin competition in the 2018-2019 season and will become the third school in Ohio to add wrestling for next year, joining Ohio Wesleyan and Wilmington. Defiance is in the northwest corner of Ohio and has around 600 undergraduates. The Yellow Jackets compete in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Manchester and Mount St. Joseph are the other HCAC schools with wrestling teams.

Head Men’s Wrestling Coach – Defiance College

Defiance College, an NCAA Division III institution and member of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference located in Northwest Ohio, invites applications for the position of Head Men’s Wrestling Coach for a start-up program to begin competition in 2018-2019. Responsibilities will include all duties normally associated with being the head coach of an intercollegiate wrestling program including, but not limited to, recruiting, coaching, budget management, organization of training, practices and competitions, academic monitoring and other duties as assigned.
Candidates must demonstrate significant knowledge of wrestling, proven success in coaching wrestling at the collegiate or high school level, the ability to recruit, develop and motivate Division III student-athletes, a strong commitment to the academic success of student-athletes, knowledge of and commitment to all NCAA, HCAC and institutional rules and regulations, good communication skills, and strong leadership. A bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) and valid driver’s license are required. Review of applications for this full-time, 10-month August 1-May 31 position (with an immediate start date this first year) will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Send cover letter, complete resume, and the contact information of four references electronically to

Defiance College is committed to the diversity of faculty, staff and students. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of our campus and promote a spirit of inclusivity are especially encouraged to apply.

About Defiance College
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution affiliated with the United Church of Christ. The campus is located on 150 acres in a residential area in the city of Defiance in Northwest Ohio. The College offers more than 40 undergraduate majors, graduate programs in education and business, sponsors 16 intercollegiate athletic teams, and has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. Defiance is a college where students learn to lead and serve in a democracy; learn to understand, appreciate, and have the skills to interact with other cultures; and learn to not only receive knowledge but to make their own knowledge by engaging in interactive experiences. Our Vision creates an educational experience of engagement in civic, cultural, and learning dimensions for all students and is home to the McMaster School for Advancing Humanity, a unique research program serving as a focal point for teaching, service, scholarship, and action to improve the human condition. Defiance College is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of faculty, staff, and students. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of our campus and promote a spirit of inclusivity are especially encouraged to apply.