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Ferrum Head Women’s Coach Opening


To apply for this position:

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and application to Ferrum College, Human Resources, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA 24088, or e-mail to resumes@ferrum.edu. The College will begin accepting applications for this position immediately, and look to fill the position as soon as possible. A background check will be required of the successful candidate.


Position Description – Head Women’s Wrestling Coach

Ferrum College, an NCAA Division III institution located in Ferrum, Virginia, is looking for a motivated, energetic and passionate individual to be our next Head Women’s Wrestling Coach. This is a full-time, 12-month position. Review of applications will begin immediately.

PRIMARY PURPOSE:  The head women’s wrestling coach will evaluate, recruit, coach and mentor qualified student-athletes that will compete at a high level in the classroom and on the mat. The successful candidate will oversee the organization of all team practices, matches, tournaments and budgets. This individual will put together a comprehensive recruitment plan for the women’s wrestling staff and will ensure a culture of compliance within all NCAA Division III and Ferrum College rules and regulations, and ensure all coaches and student-athletes comply with same. Finally, the successful candidate will serve in administrative capacity as needed and directed by the Director of Athletics.


  1. Evaluate, recruit, coach and mentor qualified student-athletes and prepare the team for a full intercollegiate varsity wrestling experience.
  1. Oversee all aspects of women’s wrestling program operations, including, but not limited to, the development and management of all team practices, contests, recruitment, academic monitoring, budgets and the supervision of all full-time, part-time, volunteer and student assistant coaching staff.
  1. Develop and execute a comprehensive recruitment plan for the entire women’s wrestling staff, ensuring a robust and competitive roster from the local, regional and national landscape.
  1. Ensure a culture of compliance around all NCAA Division III and Ferrum College rules and regulations and ensure all coaching staff members and student-athletes do the same.
  1. Travel locally, regionally and nationally for all regular-season and post-season events, conference and/or national meetings and fundraising, alumni and community events.
  1. Develop yearly, non-conference, game schedules to ensure high-level competition in preparation for conference and NCAA/national competitions.
  1. Oversee student-athlete academic progress, be available for consultation/support for student-athletes and direct student-athletes to the appropriate academic professionals to ensure academic success.
  1. Select and purchase all equipment necessary to ensure a competitive women’s wrestling program.
  1. Work with Director of Athletics, Assistant Director of Athletics and Men’s Wrestling coach on the upkeep of the Norton Field House and all other relevant facilities utilized by the women’s wrestling team.
  1. Work closely with Sports Information Director to develop a media plan and be available for interviews and speaking engagements to internal and external constituents.
  1. Serve in administrative capacity, as well as other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Oversight of part-time women’s wrestling assistant coach and all volunteer and student assistant coaches.



A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years coaching experience at the collegiate, club or high school level is required. A master’s degree and collegiate playing and coaching experience is preferred.


Current and valid driver’s license required.

Other Preferences:

The candidate must be able to work independently and have the ability to work occasionally on evenings and weekends throughout the year to accomplish the tasks necessary for success in this field.  The successful candidate must be committed to working and teaching within an environment that embraces the development of students around their education, cultural diversity, mental health awareness and NCAA and ODAC compliance.