Head Coach, Men’s & Women’s Wrestling, Athletics, Competition #SCHII-22-18, Thunder Bay, ON

Administrative/Staff Positions
Thunder Bay
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 4:30pm

Head Coach, Men’s & Women’s Wrestling


Full Time, Permanent

Thunder Bay, ON

Schedule II


Competition #SCHII-22-18


Reporting to the Athletics Director, the incumbent is responsible for coaching, planning, coordination, and implementation of all aspects of the men and women’s wrestling program at Lakehead University.  Participating as a member of the Varsity sports unit, the incumbent will assist in creating a culture that embraces and supports student-athletes, coaches and teams in pursuit of excellence and will contribute to the formulation of programs and services that support overall program development and create an excellent student experience.


Revenue generation for program enhancement and building strong relations with alumni and friends is a key priority of varsity sports at Lakehead University Athletics.  This position works with the Director, to set revenue targets and to raise the agreed upon level of annual revenues that will directly support program enhancement costs.  This position is responsible building and maintaining a strong alumni base through offering events, tournaments, functions and support of the wrestling Alumni group.



University degree; master’s degree preferred.  NCCP Certification Level II or equivalent preferred.



Minimum five years coaching wrestling, preferably at the University level.



Full technical knowledge of, and a demonstrated ability to analyze, all aspects of wrestling.  Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills; instructional, coaching and motivating skills; influencing and team building skills.  Demonstrated skills/abilities in planning and organizing, taking initiative, and exercising good judgment.  Ability to maintain tact and composure in a highly competitive environment.  Numeracy and record keeping skills; good written communication skills; and skills in basic computer applications such as word processing, e-mail, internet, and spreadsheet.


Flexible work week required during sport season/academic year to incorporate training, practices, competition and travel, teaching, admin./service obligations and student consultation.


This position offers a competitive remuneration package including salary, comprehensive benefits package, life insurance, pension plan, and tuition waiver.


Interestedapplicants are invited to submit a single PDF document quoting competition #SCHII-22-18, containing a cover letter, resume and the contact information of three professional references by 4:30 p.m. on June 8, 2022 to:


Office of Human Resources

University Centre

Room UC-0003

Email:  careers@lakeheadu.ca


We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified.


Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements. 


Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343.8334 or human.resources@lakeheadu.ca to make appropriate arrangements.