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Friday July 4, 2014

Pittsburg State (D-II - KS): The school has announced Matt Nelson as its director of strength training and nutrition.

Thursday July 3, 2014

VMI (FCS): Jimmy Whitten has been elevated to strength coach for the Keydets' football program. He had served as the strength coach for VMI's other sports for the past 11 years. 

Illinois: The University of Illinois Football Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applications for four Volunteer Interns for the Fall of 2014. The internship begins August 25th and ends December 12th. These are unpaid positions. However, these positions offer an opportunity for advancement in the field of strength and conditioning as well as the fulfillment of credit hours toward a program degree based on circumstance. The interns that are selected will also have the opportunity to accumulate internship hours as it relates to preparation for the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) Certification Process. Daily responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, assistance in the supervision of the University of Illinois Football team set up and breakdown for daily strength and conditioning activities, routine maintenance, cleaning, and organization of the training facility. Characteristics desired of an intern include great work ethic, strong desire to enhance knowledge of strength and conditioning, attention to detail, punctuality, and accountability. Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Nate Peoples by July 25, 2014. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please no phone calls.

Iowa State: Adam Potts and Brett Bueker have joined the staff as assistant strength and conditioning coaches for football. Potts arrives from Lamar, where he was an assistant strength coach, and Bueker was promoted from a GA position. 

New Mexico Highlands (D-II): New Mexico Highlands University is hiring a full time Head athletic trainer that will work with Football. No teaching responsibilities at this point but could progress in that direction in time. Any certified interested parties should forward a letter of interest along with a completed NMHU job application at nmhu.edu/Human_Resources/employment.aspx, resume, and references to Athletic Director Jeff Falkner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No phone calls please!

North Dakota State (FCS): The North Dakota State University Strength & Conditioning Department is actively seeking applicants for two paid internship positions (1 Olympic sports, 1 football) within our program for the 2014-15 academic year. These positions are for the entire school year will run from August to May. Interns can expect to gain valuable, hands on experience in areas such as program design, exercise instruction, plyometric, speed and agility techniques, conditioning, facility and athlete management. Internship responsibilities will vary and will include various duties within the NDSU Strength & Conditioning Department. Hours will vary throughout the semester and may include early morning, late afternoon, or weekend hours. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a related field required, CSCS preferred. Must have a strong desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning, possess an excellent work ethic and have the ability to take initiative and be pro-active. Previous weight room or athletic coaching experience preferred. Compensation: $6000 stipend per year. Academic credit available. Application: For Olympic sports, e-mail resume, cover letter, and names of three references to: Jason Miller, Director of Athletic Performance – Olympic Sports: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For football, e-mail resume, cover letter, and names of three references to: Jim Kramer, Director of Athletic Performance: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday July 2, 2014

Eastern Illinois: Eastern Illinois University (EIU) is now accepting applicants for fall interns/volunteer strength coaches. EIU is seeking 2 motivated individuals to fill 2 positions for Football and Olympic Sports. Duties will include, but not limited to: assisting with the supervision of training programs, setup and breakdown for training sessions, and coaching on the floor/field. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO COACH. This is a NON-PAID position, but the candidate will gain necessary experience working and learning in a Division I setting. Expected start date for the summer is August 18th for the fall and will run through the end of the semester. Qualifications: Currently pursuing Bachelors or Masters in Exercise Science or related field, a strong desire to become a Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach, pursuing CSCCa, USAW, or NSCA certification(s). Athletic experience and proficiency in Olympic lifts preferred. To apply: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Joe Niehaus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Riley Allen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tuesday July 1, 2014

South Florida: The USF Department of Athletic Performance is accepting applications for the position of (6) Strength and Conditioning Interns for the Fall semester- START DATE would be August 1. The successful candidates will be working with a variety of sports. Compensation: Division 1 experience with earned recommendation for future career opportunities. No monetary compensation will be provided. Must have a strong work-ethic and a desire to become a strength and conditioning coach. If you are interested, send a letter of interest, resume, and three (3) professional references to: Rod Grace, Assistant Director of Athletic Performance, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pittsburgh: The University of Pittsburgh’s Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning Department is currently accepting applications for volunteer interns for the Fall 2014 semester. Daily responsibilities include: assisting with the set up and break down of weight room and fields for conditioning workouts; daily clean up and maintenance of the weight room and all of its equipment; assist with supervision and demonstration during the training sessions. Applicants must be highly self motivated, able to follow directions, desire to learn, and have a strong work ethic. The Successful applicants should be working towards earning their Bachelor’s degree and a certification from the NSCA-CSCS, CSCCA, USAW and/or have experience as a collegiate athlete. Interns must be CPR/AED certified. This is an unpaid position, however, volunteers will receive experience working at a Division I program, better understanding of program design, have the potential to earn recommendations for future career opportunities, and receive college credit if applicable. Please send a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and a link to a video from (You Tube, Vimeo, etc...) teaching the following lifts (Power Clean, Bench Press, & Back Squat) to: Chris Gilman, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Deadline to apply is July 25th, 2014.

Monday June 30, 2014

University of Jacksonville: Mike Wojciechowski, who has had previous stops at Central Oklahoma and Ohio University, has accepted a position on the strength staff at Jacksonville.

New Haven: The University of New Haven Strength and Conditioning Department is seeking HIGHLY motivated and qualified applicants for a Graduate Assistant position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: design and implementation of sport specific strength and conditioning programs for assigned teams; implement and demonstrate safe lifting techniques; demonstration and instruction of Olympic weightlifting techniques; effective coaching during team workouts, individual workouts, and open hours; assist with the maintenance and upkeep of the facility. QUALIFICATIONS: (Required) - Bachelor’s degree in related field and acceptance into graduate school. (Preferred) - CSCS, SCCC, or USAW certification; CPR and First Aid certifications; previous strength and conditioning experience in a collegiate setting; experience in designing and implementing workout programs. Compensation: Full graduate school tuition and a stipend. START DATE: August 2014. Please send Resume, Cover Letter, and 3 Professional References to: David Faugno, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

South Dakota: The University of South Dakota has promoted Ryan Deatrick from graduate assistant to assistant strength coach. His role with the program will be include working as the head men’s basketball and head softball strength coach, and intern Director as well as assisting with football.

Kentucky: The University of Kentucky High Performance program is seeking three unpaid/uncompensated internships for the Fall of 2014. A STRONG background in physiology and statistical experience is preferred. Daily duties will consist of assisting the High Performance staff in implementing physical preparation programs and assisting in tracking and logging data for the sports science program. In addition daily duties will include implementing athlete monitoring systems, generic maintenance/ cleaning of the training facility, statistical analysis and data input along with other assigned duties. We are seeking candidates that can begin their internship as early as August 1, 2014 and as late as August 25, 2014. Preference will be given to applicants who can start at the beginning of August. To apply send a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please do not call regarding the position.

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