Wrestling Coaches Corner


Summer Update 2015

Aug. 1, 2015

NAC Motion: Realign Qualifying Groups from 4 to 6.
CC Recommendation: APPROVE 
New Motion: To include a review of Calumet-St. Joseph by the committee

NAC Motion: Increase in National Tournament Qualifying numbers from 210-240. We also propose a distribution protocol that would ensure the best possible wrestlers were represented at the National Tournament from each respective Qualifying Group.
CC Recommendation: APPROVE

NAC Motion: To seed the top 8 individuals in each weight class at the NAIA National Championships (this motion takes into account that
previous motion of 6 qualifying groups is approved).
CC Recommendation: APPROVE

NAC Motion: Add 4th place Trophy for NAIA Championships for 2016
AS Recommendation: DENY

NAC Motion: NAIA Coaches Associations must have a quorum (at least 50% of eligible voters) in order for a sport motion to be heard by the National Administrative Council. All voting will be completed using an online process following the business meeting in order to ensure all head coaches have an opportunity to vote. Motions will still be presented and discussed at the Annual Business meeting. If desired, a “straw poll” can be taken by those present to determine if a motion will be opened for vote to the full coaches association. APPROVED

 Declaration of Intent If a Varsity program will not fulfill the Declaration of Intent commitment, the deadline to undeclare is four weeks prior to the start of postseason competition. 

Postseason Team Rosters Postseason rosters will be filled out via the SIDHelp admin website. You must have an account in order to fill out a postseason roster. If you don't have an account, please sign up and create your won. Your access will be granted (usually) within 24 hours.

Reporting Statistics - All official game statistics must be submitted by each institution within 72 hours of completion of a contest via Dakstats Websync. Should a member institution fail to file statistical information on any athlete for two consecutive weeks or a total of four weeks during the national statistical reporting period; the institution shall be penalized in the following manner: The first violation will be a warning. A second violation (first penalty), will be a $500 fine. The third violation will be a $1,000 fine and a loss of postseason awards. the fourth violation will be a $1,000 fine and will be addressed at the discretion of the Council.

Reporting Results- In order for schools to be eligible for ratings, results from contestes must be reported to the NAIA Scoreboard within 24 hours of the completion of the contest.


Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character Team Award - February 12

Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete - February 15

Scholar Team Award - June 30, 2016

A full list of the NAIA National Awards can be found on the Forms Page


National Office Event Manager: Austin Bennett  


President: Franky James, Campbellsville University
1st Vice President: Richard Dahl, Northwestern College
2nd Vice President: Caleb Schaffer, University of Great Falls  
Secretary: Nick Mitchell, Grand View University
Past President: Archie Randall, Oklahoma City University 
NAC Liaison: Keith Spataro, Menlo College 

NWCA Convention - July 29-31, 2016 - Fort Lauderdale, FL 
NAIA-WCA Business Meeting - March 21, 2016 - Kansas City, MO


5-Year Calendar  |  National Awards & Forms | Qualification Plan

Coaches Manual (August 2015)
Includes Important Dates, Postseason Competition, Postseason Rosters, Reporting Results & Statistics, NAIA-WCA Standing Committees, Wrestling Rating Manual, Leadership Responsibilities, In-Game Statistics Worksheet, Statistics Summary, NAIA-WCA Business Meeting Minutes, NAIA-WCA Constitution, National Championship Bracket



Weekly ratings will be posted online by 5:00pm (central) on Tuesdays. Ratings include games played Monday through Sunday.

The 2015-2016 ratings dates are as follows:

Preseason - Oct. 21
Rating #1 - Nov. 18
Rating #2 - Dec. 9
Rating #3 - Dec. 30
Rating #4 - Jan. 20
Rating #5 - Feb. 10 
Final Rating - Feb. 24
Postseason - March 10 

National Player of the Week nominations are due on Tuesdays by noon (central). Nominations must be submitted by the conference/independenct SID/contact and filled out completely in SIDHelp 


Potential Qualifier Packet (General Info, Opening Round, Final Site.) Potential qualifier information is available four to six weeks prior to the championship.


NCAA Rules
All-American Certificates/Extra Plaques/Awards


The National Wrestling Coaches Association brings the wrestling coaching community together to advance the sport and ensure that current and future generations have the opportunity to engage in a safe and educationally based wrestling experience. This is primarily done by strengthening existing programs, creating new programs, and providing coaches with progressive educational opportunities.


Character-Driven Coaching Course — All new NAIA coaches must complete the course within the first 60 days from the effective date of employment.

Conduct in Competition Guide Procedures for all NAIA Contests  — This guide offers practical recommendations for home and visiting insititution review of their responsibilities before, during and after the game to meet the NAIA standards for behavior during all NAIA competition.

Open Dates — free online posting service for NAIA members to advertise or search for open competition dates to compete their regular season.