US Wrestling Job Opportunity: Greco-Roman Development Coach

Position: USA Greco-Roman Wrestling Development Coach

Reports to: USA Wrestling General Manager, Greco-Roman Programs

Position Summary:USA Wrestling is seeking a highly motivated Coach with a proven track record in successfully leading Greco-Roman age group development across the United States. The Greco-Roman Development Coach is responsible for the recruitment, development and training of our country’s top U15, U17 and U20 athletes.

• Lead and manage the OPTC Elite U20 resident program
o Recruit and develop top U20 athletes and integrate them into the USAW pipeline
o Develop and implement annual competition and training schedules
• Coordinate and lead USA Wrestling’s U15, U17 and U20 Pan American and World Teams
• Develop and coordinate local, regional, national and international training opportunities for U15, U17 and U20 athletes
• Work with the General Manager of Greco-Roman Programs on the learning and application of the Greco-Roman program as planned
• Assist the General Manager, Greco-Roman Programs in the development and implementation of a national talent identification program
• Work closely with USAW State Chapters regarding talent identification, athlete development as well as sport and membership growth
• Work with USA Wrestling staff, coaches, athletes and volunteer coaches to advance Greco-Roman development programs
• Maintain constant communication with all Greco-Roman stakeholders including athletes, coaches, volunteers and officials
• Identify potential external funding opportunities and assist with other fundraising opportunities as directed by the General Manager, Greco-Roman Programs
• Work with the Greco-Roman National Team Coaches and the National Coach Education Program Manager to enhance the Greco-Roman portion of USA Wrestling’s Core Program Series
• Recruit, cultivate and support the pool of volunteer Greco-Roman coaches
• Represent USA Wrestling at international training clinics and conduct grassroots national promotional activities
• Train and recruit youth coaches to incorporate age group development best practices into their clubs
• Work closely with the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) sports performance staff to apply sports science principles to the sport of wrestling
• Assist in the execution and development of a recruiting program aimed at attracting top athletes from the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA to freestyle wrestling
• Assist the General Manager of Greco-Roman Programs in the development of a 4-year High Performance Plan for each Olympic quadrennium
• Assist the Director General of Greco-Roman Programs in the development and maintenance of annual budgets
• Other assigned duties

Skills and Abilities : USA Wrestling is looking for someone who:
• Developed elite level athletes
• Is experienced in leading teams
• Is competent in the recruitment process
• Motivates and inspires athletes
• Understands Long Term Athlete Development
• Communicates effectively
• Creates a positive and enthusiastic environment
• Works well in a team environment
• Effectively assesses talent, strengths and weaknesses of athletes
• Follows and adheres to organizational policies and procedures

Education requirement: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or higher

Travel: Domestic and international travel is required


• Must be able to successfully pass a US wrestling background check (prior to date of hire).
• Must complete SafeSport certification within two weeks of date of hire and prior to interacting with athletes.
• The United States wrestling office is located in Colorado Springs, CO – ability to work from the office is required.

Salary: $60,000 – $80,000
USA Wrestling is an equal opportunity employer.

• Paid leave, personal and sick leave
• Around 10 paid holidays per year
• 403(b) retirement plan
• Medical, dental and visual insurance
• Life insurance paid by the employer

Application process:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and/or questions to:

Cody Bickley
[email protected]

Robert J. King