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  1. This is an opportunity to lead an established woman's program as the Head Wrestling Coach answering only to the Director of Athletics. Woman's wrestling is one of the fastest growing sports at the Collegiate level and competes in the WCWA (Woman's Collegiate Wrestling Association) and this is a great opportunity to come in and run your own program.
  2. Head Coach Women’s Wrestling Lyon College invites applications for a full-time head coach of its women’s wrestling program effective immediately. The primary responsibilities of the head coach include building a wrestling program, hiring coaching staff, recruiting, conducting practices, and scheduling matches. Additional responsibilities include teaching a limited number of physical education courses and other duties as assigned. Applicants must have wrestling coaching/playing experience and an understanding of recruiting student athletes at a small, liberal arts college. A bachelor’s degree is required; master’s preferred. Lyon College is a U.S. News and World Report “top tier” national liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Lyon is located in the foothills of the Ozarks in Batesville, Arkansas, a safe and convenient town of 10,000 that serves as commercial, medical, social, and governmental hub for an eight-county area. The College enrolls over 700 students from twenty-five states and eleven foreign countries on its picturesque 136 acre campus. Entering freshmen have an average HSGPA of 3.6 and an average ACT of 25. The picturesque campus is 90 miles north of Little Rock and 125 miles west of Memphis. The College is a member of the NAIA and competes in the American Midwest Conference. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current references to: Clarinda Foote, Office of Human Resources, Lyon College, PO Box 2317, Batesville, Arkansas, 72503. Electronic submissions can be sent to jobs@lyon.edu. Lyon College is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about Lyon College visit our website at www.lyon.edu.
  3. Assistant Wrestling Coach Women’s and Men’s Lyon College invites applications for an assistant wrestling coach of its women’s and men’s wrestling programs beginning August 1, 2016. The primary responsibilities of the assistant coach include recruiting, monitoring athlete’s academic progress, assisting in practice and match preparation, performing equipment care and inventory. The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of and ability to comply with the NAIA, conference, and institution rules and regulations. A bachelor’s degree is required. Lyon College is a USN&WR “top tier” national liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It is located in the foothills of the Ozarks in Batesville, Arkansas, a safe and convenient town of 10,000 that serves as commercial, medical, social, and governmental hub for an eight-county area. The College enrolls approximately 600 students from twenty-five states and eleven foreign countries on its picturesque 136-acre campus. Entering freshmen have an average HSGPA of 3.6 and an average ACT of 26. The picturesque campus is 90 miles north of Little Rock and 125 miles west of Memphis. The College is a member of the NAIA and competes in the American Midwest Conference. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current references to: Human Resources Office, Lyon College, PO Box 2317, Batesville, Arkansas, 72503. Electronic submissions can be sent to jobs@lyon.edu. Lyon College is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about Lyon College visit our website at www.lyon.edu. Job Description Title: Assistant Women’s and Men’s Wrestling Coach Department: Varsity Athletics Classification: Full-time Position for 2015-16 Reports to: Wrestling Head Coach and Director of Athletics Scope: · The primary responsibilities are recruiting, monitoring student-athletes academic progress, assisting in practice and match preparation, performing equipment care and inventory. Special Skills and Requirements: · Bachelor’s Degree required · Job related experience or participation collegiate wrestling · Computer skills—use of Microsoft Office Typical Duties, Responsibilities, Tasks and Assignments: · Recruitment of quality student athletes; in that regard, participate in comprehensive recruiting activities; coordinate efforts with admissions office to establish academic eligibility and arrange meetings between prospects and college officials; recommend individuals for scholarships Assists in the planning and running of woman’s practice, as well as the formulation and implementation of pre-and post-season conditioning programs · Work with Head Coach to organizes, plan and executes team travel. · Assists in wrestling meet set up; may also be asked to assist athletic department in roles such as facilities management and large event operations · Breakdowns video analysis of male and female athlete performance · Assist the head coach in the daily responsibilities necessary to run a successful NAIA Wrestling program · Know and comply with all NAIA, conference, and Institute rules and regulations · Provide leadership and instruction in terms of the personal and athletic development of student athletes at Lyon College · Assist administrative staff in fundraising efforts, as appropriate. Represent the Lyon College Athletic Department at professional, civic, charity and alumni events. · Ensure compliance with NAIA, Conference, and Institute rules and regulations · Strong academic background, good organizational and supervisory skills, ability to relate to students in a leadership role, and good people skills required. · The Candidate must have demonstrated knowledge of and ability to comply with NAIA, conference, and Institute rules and regulations.
  4. Gentleman, As a former Team Leader and Coach of the Junior Duals Team all I ever wanted to was for our kids (Indiana Kids) was to get matches and improve their abilities, somewhere along the way that seems to have gotten lost in what the ISWA stands for. It has been exciting to see the growth of Indiana Wrestling, I remember the days where we would have a couple of kids who could compete on a national level to the point we are at now where we have multiple kids who can compete on a National and International level. The reason this is happening is because there are more opportunity for kids to wrestle and the Coaches are taking full advantage of those opportunities and going to places like Disney or Tennessee or Iowa or Wabash. In my time working with the ISWA I never tried to take a kid away from a Team event like Disney and that is because those events are special to the growth of the kid and the Team. Now I will say I tried to get kids from Fargo because at the duals (just like at Disney) you are guaranteed matches and a great deal of kids felt like Fargo was the place to go to get noticed when in fact those kids were not ready to compete at that level. I go on this message boards and see all the infighting and I get excited and the reason why is because so many people care about this sport their kids and programs. I encourage each and every one of you to stay the path and do what is best for your kids and programs because at the end of the day it is your kids who will get better along with your individual programs. As for the duals yes there needs to be some tweaks on the team selection process but at the end of the day it is wrestling and we need to get as many kids the opportunity to be wrestling as we can. The "elite" know were to go and get the matches they feel help them the most, isn't that how they got "elite" in the first place. If they don't we have a whole bunch of awesome Coaches in the state that are willing to help them I'm sure. Tom Erikson Head Coach Lyon College
  5. As a junior Team Leader I am all in favor of a "two event" requirement. Those events could include tournaments or official RTC practice with at least a Silver Certified clinician running the session. I believe kids would get just as much if not more benefit out of a two hour session at an RTC as they would going to a tournament and getting a couple of matches. Another option would be keep the two events in place but mandate at least one of them is a tournament with an option of the second event being a tournament or RTC. Requiring a silver certified clinician you can assure yourself of someone who has invested their time in learning and understanding the match strategy and techniques. The ISWA can provide a list of those individuals who reside in the state to the RTC's or the RTC's can contact the ISWA to make sure the individual is at least silver certified. The RTC's would require kids sign into the RTC they attend and be able to provide proof if necessary. This isn't the final answer but it sure goes along way to resolve the stress of getting in two events in a four week span.
  6. In talking with the Purdue Coaches they will be having an RTC every Wednesday night for the next several months. It will be a great opportunity for those looking to get to that next level a chance to roll around with those on the Team as well as other studs who show each Wednesday evening. The coaching staff will be running practices in preparation for the Western Regional (Las Vegas), the US Open (Las Vegas) and the University Nationals as well as the FILA tournaments in Akron OH. Their will also be guest clinicians as well as other surprises each Wednesday night. So if you are looking to step up your game the Purdue RTC is a stop you might consider. I plan on attending so why don't you?
  7. Y2 doesn't need a new site to show he is the man, because he is the man!
  8. In the past their has been a selection process with the state champion getting the right to accept or decline the spot, from their it drops to the second or third place finisher to decline the spot. in theory this has been a good way to select the team but in actuality it has been a nightmare with all the conflicts, prom, SAT's or ACT'S and don't forget the good old Disney duals. I have been associated with this process for well over 10 years and think if we truly want to be competitive we have to do some form of selection process. I truly believe this will give the Team a little bit of the wow factor knowing it is by selection only. Their are still a few bumps that will need to be worked out in terms of the the state tournaments having some influence in the selection process (maybe two Teams). I can say this, that it has been a honor to work with the ISWA and look forward to helping in any way I can in the future. Tom Erikson Team Leader Juniors
  9. Awesome Job Coach Hump and the High Rollers! Went out to Las Vegas and got it done! What happened to Coach Myers, I thought he was one of the Coaches who took the High Rollers to Virginia and some of the other tournaments they competed in. Having an MMA tie in would of been right up his alley. T
  10. Brock Hudkins was named to the All Tournament Team in The Junior Duals. Brock wrestled Freestyle and was a perfect 9-0, Congratulations Brock! Junior National Duals All Tournament Team announced Freestyle 126 Brock Hudkins Indiana 9-0 Mitch McKee Minnesota 7-0 Charles Tucker New Jersey 7-0 Adam Whitesell Maryland 7-0
  11. Still have spots open and I would rather not forfeit of have one of our freestyle persons double up to fill them. Time is running out so if you know of anyone please drop me a note and we can get them on the team. Tom Erikson Team Leader Juniors
  12. The Junior Duals Team still has several Open Weights that we are looking to fill; 100 lbs. Both Styles 120 lbs. Greco 126 lbs. Greco 182 lbs. Greco If anyone is interested contact me and I will forward you the details of the cost and Itinerary. Tom Erikson Team Leader Juniors terik28901@aol.com
  13. Broke camp yesterday with Cadets still on the rode as I type. Good camp, not great but good, I think the kids in attendance learned a great deal from the clinicians and coaches who where present. I wanted to thank everyone for all the emails in helping us find replacements for 220 and hwt, we have done that and I will be posting when we get confirmations and monies in hand. We continue to have injuries and people who have decided to withdraw so please keep an eye on our/your roster. I say your roster because this Team represents the State so we need to put the best possible young men on to represent the you the State of Indiana . Tom Erikson Team Leader Juniors
  14. Camp started out well, a few guys late getting in along with a few no shows. We have some of our Juniors who are taking the SAT's today, Good Luck Boys!!! Looking for a productive day in Hamilton Heights! Tom Erikson Team Leader Juniors
  15. Camp opened today with the news that both Andre Porter and Shawn Streck got injured and will not be wrestling g in the Junior Duals. What does that mean well it means we need a 220 Lbr. and Hwt. If you know someone or if you have someone in of me or email me. Tom Eriksn Team Leader Juniors Terik28901@aol.com
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