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NAPS - Wrestling Coach


Newport, RI - United States Naval Academy Preparatory School


Application review will begin on October 04, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.


The Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS), located within the confines of Naval Station Newport in Newport, RI, is a critical component of the United States Naval Academy (USNA) where we enhance midshipmen candidates' moral, mental, and physical foundations to prepare them for admission to, and success at USNA.

NAPS is a ten month post-secondary preparatory school, emphasizing preparation in mathematics, chemistry, English Composition, physics, and Informaiton Technology.  The students have diverse backgrounds, coming from high schools across the United States and its territories or they may be prior enlisted members of the Navy and Marine Corps.  The NAPS student body (the Battalion) is selected from applicants to USNA, with each candidate being required to complete the NAPS proram before being admitted as a student at USNA.

The Naval Academy has produced noted leaders, and its graduates (many of whom began their journey at NAPS) have excelled in every walk of life.  As an historic officer accession program and premier undergraduate university, USNA has a unique place amongst American educational institutions.  Our talented civilian faculty and staff are united by one common purpose - to develop the next generation of leaders for our naval service.  In order to best execute that purpose, our faculty, instructors, and support staff are selected from all segments of society and are expected to model the highest professional standards.  

Those selected for employement at NAPS are tasked with ensuring a select group of candidates are best prepared to enter the Naval Academy.  This task is challenging, but also rewarding as employees work within a coordinated program alongside other faculty and staff dedicated to inspiring excellence, while also receiving the benefits of federal employment and enjoying an exceptional quality-of-life. 


The Naval Academy Preparatory School Athletic Department invites applications for the Head Wrestling Coach position to be filled as early as December 2021. The position is located at the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) in Newport, RI where the overall mission is to academically qualify selected candidates for admission to the U.S. Naval Academy. 

Demanding military, physical and character development programs compliment the academic preparation to fully prepare students for the challenges of life at a service academy. As part of the physical development program, NAPS offer a varsity athletic program that competes against other preparatory schools, junior colleges and college junior varsity teams in a variety of sports.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide direction and leadership for the Wrestling program / Physical Mission programs to prepare midshipmen candidates for admission to the U.S. Naval Academy.
  • Principle advisor to the Athletic Director, with responsibility for the entire spectrum of the wrestling program / functions at NAPS, to include supervision, administration, coordination, evaluation and implementation of all wrestling requirements.
  • Will be required to provide a broad spectrum of coaching and administrative duties in a traditional athletic setting and in a non-traditional military environment.
  • The principle duties will be developing the NAPS Wrestling program and will include practice and meet prep, travel arrangements (hotels and meals), off-season conditioning (strength and speed), player academic advising, inventory and budget control.
  • Departmental duties will include operation of the Unit Travel Card program for the NAPS Command and Athletics and movement order coordinator for all athletic teams.
  • Adhere to the personal and professional standards of conduct required of all Naval Academy and NAPS Staff members. 
  • Support high school graduates with diverse academic, economic, moral and cultural backgrounds.

This is a federal excepted service position.  Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.



  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Minimum of three (3) years successful experience as a college / high school or club equivalent coach in wrestling.


  • Coaching or administration in the sport of wrestling;
  • Successful college wrestling coaching experience;
  • Physical fitness training / development background;
  • Evidence of effective communication, and a demonstrated collaborative style of leadership and decision making within the athletic environment;
  • Ability to serve as a role model for all midshipmen candidates.


We believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds strengthen our programs and positively impact student success. Qualified applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply for consideration.  


  • As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement. Further information can be found at:
  • Please indicate in your application materials if you do or do not acknowledge and understand this requirement.

  • Applications will be reviewed beginning 04 October 2021 and the position will remain open until filled.  


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Per E.O. 14043, selectee(s) must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by 11/22/2021 or date of employment (which ever comes later) except in limited circumstances where an exception is approved due to a disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.

  • All Civilian Faculty Positions at USNA and NAPS are subject to a background investigation. The selected candidate will be subject to a security investigation leading to successful completion of a background investigation with a favorable adjudication. The selectee's failure to meet this requirement will be grounds for termination.  More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Academic Dean and Provost’s website here


Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  

The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests.  The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

Submit a Demographic Information on Applicants Form to  Your responses will not be shared with the panel rating the applications or to the official making the selection for this position

Announcement: NAPS-21-22-10

The U.S. Naval Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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