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"Wrestled All My Life, Want to Coach in Utah ... Where Do I Start?"

Hello,

My name is Andy Coyle. I wrestled all my life and I am looking to relocate to Utah. I love coaching and I love the sport. I am currently coaching in Colorado, but Utah is calling me. I have a great understanding of the sport having competed for 16 years in folkstyle, freestyle, and Greco-Roman, and I would like to continue giving back to young competitors.  I am looking to relocate near Salt Lake City.

I have been searching around, but it is overwhelming to find what I am looking for. I want to teach and coach, but I need to find a school that will allow me to complete an alternate licensure program for teaching. I know many schools accept teachers via this program. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

sincerely,

Andy Coyle

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One place to get information is the Utah High School Activities Association Web site (www.uhsaa.org) . If there are not job listings, there is certainly information about the high schools, who holds tournaments, etc., which would give you a good feel for the high-school wrestling scene in Utah.

There are sometimes openings for coaches that are sent to www.UtahWrestling.org, also, but I can’t say how often that occurs.

Another place I would look at the Web sites for the school districts in the Salt Lake Valley. The ones I can think of off the top of my head are Jordan School District (www.jordandistrict.org), Salt Lake City School District (www.slc.k12.ut.us), Granite School District (www.graniteschools.org) and Murray School District (www.murrayschools.org). Next year, Jordan School District is going to be cut in half, one half becoming Canyons School District (www.canyonsdistrict.org) and the other remaining Jordan School District. These Web sites often have job listings for their schools, or links to the specific schools themselves, which might have listings.

As far as other requirements, Jordan School District requires NFHS certification, as well as CPR certification. I would assume that the other school districts do, as well. The schools may even cover the cost of NFHS and CPR classes. In Jordan School District (where I am an assistant coach), both classes are held regularly. (NFHS included a class and online training. It was pretty good. I don’t regret it a bit.)

As far as teaching, I don’t know much about that, because I am a college instructor, and do not deal with that sort of thing at the high-school level.

I hope this helps.

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