Joe Norton returns to North Central

Joe Norton 2013

Former North Central College wrestler and assistant coach has returned to his alma mater to become the newest head coach for the Cardinals. Norton spent one season as the head coach at Knox College following two seasons as a graduate assistant at North Central. He won 94 matches for the Cardinals, placing in the regional tournament all four years. He returns to a North Central team that has a national qualifier and four regional placewinners back for 2014-2015.

Knox has begun its search for a replacement, and the job listing can be found below.

Head Wrestling Coach

Knox College invites applications for the position of Head Wrestling Coach. The position is full-time, 12 months, and begins no later than October 1, 2014. Salary and benefits for the position are competitive.

Knox College is a vibrant community of scholar-teachers and students with a tradition of free inquiry, independent thought, and diverse perspectives. We seek an individual thoroughly committed to the ideals of a liberal arts education who will engage with the entire campus to bring wrestling at Knox College to the next level of competitiveness. The successful candidate will have a focus on supporting student-athlete success. More information about Knox College can be found at Information on Knox College Athletics is available at

RESPONSIBILITIES: The head coach is responsible for all aspects of the wrestling program including: organizing and implementing a successful recruiting/retention plan, integrating the wrestling program into the campus community, supervising practices/contests, managing the program operating budget, and managing the program in accordance with department/college/NCAA rules and regulations. Additional duties will be assigned depending on qualifications of the selected candidate.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with at least four years of relevant experience. Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills, and a commitment to the academic development of student-athletes. Experience in a residential liberal arts setting would also be beneficial.

Application: Send cover letter, resume including contact information for three references, Applicant Information Form to Barbara Schulze, or to Knox College, 2 E. South St., K-200, Galesburg, IL 61401. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.