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Job Posting: South Dakota State – Assistant Coaches


South Dakota State University

-Two positions will be filled from this vacancy. –

South Dakota State University is an NCAA Division I institution who competes in the Western Wrestling Conference. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:  This full-time, 12 month position will assist in all aspects of maintaining a successful NCAA Division I wrestling program.  Responsibilities include, but not limited to, recruitment of prospective student-athletes; development of the team/student-athletes by coaching; travel coordination; monitoring academic performance and building positive social skills.  This position will also perform administrative duties; assist with summer camp responsibilities and other duties as assigned.


Earned Bachelor’s degree.

At least one year experience in collegiate wrestling coaching, successful intercollegiate competition at high level, graduate assistant and/or club coaching experience.

Commitment to promote an atmosphere of compliance and adherence to institutional, conference and NCAA rules and regulations.

Effective communication (oral, written and interpersonal) skills.

Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.


Division I collegiate coaching experience.

Demonstrated ability to recruit student-athletes.

Proven career path and success as intercollegiate wrestler.

Understanding of NCAA Division I rules and regulations.

Experience with monitoring academic performance of student-athletes.

Demonstrated public relations and fundraising experience.

SALARY:  Contingent upon experience.

UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY:  SDSU is a comprehensive land grant institution that offers more than 200 majors, minors and specializations.  SDSU is the state’s largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 12,816 students.

SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota; a community of approximately 22,000 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29.  The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance.  It is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city of 200,000.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Until filled; applications will begin to be reviewed on August 13, 2014.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site.  To apply, visit:

https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58368, view job announcement, and click on “apply for this posting.”  The system will guide you through the electronic application form.  The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, resume, and reference page.  Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

For questions on the position, contact Christi Williams, search chair, at 605-688-6510 or by email: Christi.Williams@sdstate.edu.

  •  Two positions will be filled off this vacancy.

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made at TTY (605) 688-4394. SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities.  Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact:  Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Administration 324, SDSU, Brookings, SD  57007.  Phone:  (605) 688-4128.

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