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Monday February 3, 2014

Welsh Rugby Union: Back on Friday we posted a unique opportunity to work for the Welsh Rugby Union (in the United Kingdom) as an assistant strength coach. Today that position has officially gone public. See the full posting, and how to apply below.

Nova Southeastern (D-II - FL): Nova Southeastern University, located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is currently accepting applications for the position of Graduate Assistant for Strength & Conditioning. The successful candidate will have full responsibility of at least three teams and will assist with the implementation of strength training, conditioning, speed/agility, flexibility and recovery workouts for all 17 athletic teams in our state of the art 5,500sq ft Strength & Conditioning Complex. Qualifications: The GA positions are required to work up to but not limited to 35 hours per week, which include flexible hours, evenings and weekends. GA positions work 12-month, renewable contracts. Graduate Assistants must be enrolled at a full time status (6 credits per semester) and be in good academic standing throughout their employment. Applicants must be admitted into their respective graduate program before they can sign a contract through NSU Student Employment. Candidates must be certified with at least one of the following organizations CSCCa (SCCC), NSCA (CSCS), or USAW. Start Date: August 1, 2014 Candidates must choose one of the two financial packages offered: GA Package 1: Total Compensation = $27,050 • Tuition Scholarship up to $10,000 per year ($4,000 fall/winter, $2,000 summer) • Housing – Full Cost. Single apartment in the residence halls (includes utilities). Valued at $14,050.00 • Meal Plan - $3,000 ($1,500 each semester, fall/winter, used only by Graduate Assistant). This is a declining balance plan that can be used in all dining areas on the NSU campus. GA Package 2: Total Compensation = $25,000 • Tuition Scholarship up to $12,000 per year ($5,000 fall/winter, $2,000 summer) • Annual Stipend –$12,000 per year ($923.08/month, $461.54/biweekly) • Meal Plan - $1,000 ($500 each semester, fall/winter, used only by Graduate Assistant). Please email a Cover Letter, Resume, 2 work references and 1 character reference, 1 letter of recommendation (preferably from a previous supervisor/instructor) to Steven Orris at [email protected].

Rice: The Department of Strength and Conditioning for Athletics at Rice University is accepting applications and resumes for Volunteer Strength and Conditioning Interns for Football and Olympic Sports. These positions will begin immediately for the Spring, Summer and Fall Semesters of 2014. These are unpaid Internships. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS. Bachelor’s degree or seeking hourly or formal internship requirements for the completion of an undergraduate or master’s degree. A strong desire to not only pursue Strength and Conditioning Coaching as a career, but to also obtain Strength and Conditioning Coaching Certifications either from the C.S.C.C.A. or the N.S.C.A. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an extensive knowledge and coaching experience with Olympic- style lifting exercises. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS. Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science or a related field or Master’s Degree in Exercise Science or a related field. Knowledge and experience in the implementation of strength and conditioning programming for college level athletes. Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (S.C.C.C.) - from the C.S.C.C.A. All selected interns will have the option to obtain Practicum Hourly Requirements needed for the Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (S.C.C.C.) from the C.S.C.C.A. by an approved C.S.C.C.A. mentor, Kevin Yoxall. Submit a letter of application, resume, including a list of names, addresses and phone numbers of at least 4 references to Kevin Yoxall at [email protected].

Rice: The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at Rice University has a vacancy for an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach - Football. Minimum Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree (preferred - Exercise Sciences or related fields) with a minimum of 1 year full-time experience in the organization and implementation of strength and conditioning programs in Football and a wide range of men’s and women’s college athletics. Also certifications of S.C.C.C. or C.S.C.S. Candidates must also have extensive knowledge and coaching experience with detailed programing for Football Strength and Conditioning. Candidates must also have extensive knowledge and coaching experience with Olympic-style lifting exercises. Preferred Qualifications include a Master’s Degree, Level I Coaches Certification through U.S.W.F. Certification. Applicants may only apply on line at www.rice.edu. Please include a letter of application, full resume, including a list of names, addresses and phone numbers of 4 references. No phone calls please.




Friday January 31, 2014

Clemson: Clemson University Department of Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning is seeking highly motivated candidates to fill Summer 2014 internship positions. Individuals will gain knowledge and experience in a Division I Collegiate Strength and Conditioning setting. Individuals will also have the opportunity to work with all the Olympic sports that train out of Jervey weight room. It may fulfill course credit if necessary. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: assisting with supervision and execution of strength training programs for various sports, attending to daily maintenance of the training facilities, and professional development throughout internship program. Qualifications: Currently pursuing bachelors/masters in exercise science or related field, certified in CPR/First Aid, and a strong desire to become a Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach. Pursuing NSCA, USAW, or CSCCa certification(s) Compensation: This is a non-paid volunteer position. Will gain experience as well as future recommendation for employment. Applicants please submit a cover letter, resume, and professional references to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

Welsh Rugby Union (United Kingdom):  The Welsh Rugby Union National Squad Physical Performance Department is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach working with the National Squad. Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK. Job Description: An exciting role for the right applicant to join the WRU as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach in preparations towards the 2015 Rugby World Cup. To effectively provide specialist skills to support all aspects of strength & conditioning practices to players in the National Squad (examples of specialist skill sets: rugby or football specific conditioning, combat conditioning or wrestling skills) Person Specification Essential. Minimum of 5 years full-time (paid) experience as a high level Strength & Conditioning Coach. Experience as a Strength & Conditioning Coach in high level sport (Football or college wrestling maybe an advantage). Specialist skills that will contribute and ultimately enhance the environment in practical nature (i.e. Football specific conditioning, wrestling, combat conditioning). Due to the nature of the role and the high level position an enthusiastic and highly extroverted personality along with a physical presence could be an advantage. To apply for the position please use visit this link (UPDATE>> We understand the link will not work properly until the position is officially posted publicly on Monday, so make sure to check back in at the beginning of the week).  Please apply by sending a copy of your resume (max 4 pages) along with a covering letter (max 2 pages, including salary requirements) outlining why you believe you are the person for this role to [email protected].

Rice: Former Auburn head strength coach Kevin Yoxall is the new head strength coach at Rice. Yoxall was the head strength coach under Gene Chizik at Auburn for years. 

 




Thursday January 30, 2014

Pittsburgh: The University of Pittsburgh’s Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning Department is currently accepting applications for volunteer interns for the Summer 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…) demonstrating correct technique of the following lifts (Power Clean, Bench Press, & Back Squat) to: Chris Gilman, Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach, at [email protected] Deadline to apply is March 14th , 2014.

Washington State: Auburn intern assistant strength & conditioning coach SaJason Finley has accepted the assistant director of sports performance position at Washington State.

Coastal Carolina: Coastal Carolina University is now accepting applications for the position of SUMMER AND FALL Strength and Conditioning VOLUNTEER INTERNS. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to; assisting with supervision and execution of strength training programs for various sports, teaching student athletes proper technique and equipment use, attending to the daily maintenance of the training facilities, participation in weekly projects, and professional development throughout the internship program. Intern qualifications include: punctuality; enthusiasm; strong work ethic; strong communication skills, and the ability to volunteer a minimum of 30 hours per week. Preferred qualifications include: senior status or completion of a bachelor's degree in exercise science or related field; SCCC, CSCS certification; CPR certification. Interns will receive experience working for a highly competitive Division I University, have the potential to earn recommendations for future career opportunities, and receive college credit if applicable. Candidates must have a strong desire to become strength and conditioning professional. If interested in the position, please email a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to [email protected], Attention: Sonya Woods.

Central Florida: Former UCF strength coach BJ Faulk has accepted a position with the 160th special operations unit out of Fort Campbell, KY.




Wednesday January 29, 2014

Western Kentucky: Western Kentucky University Strength & Conditioning Department is accepting applications for the position of Strength and Conditioning Volunteer Intern primarily for Football and possibly other responsibilities as designated by the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Spring/Summer 2014 semester. Individuals who apply should be highly motivated, have strong work ethic, be punctual, and have a strong desire to become a future strength and conditioning coach. Daily duties will consist of aiding the strength and conditioning staff with assessments of student athletes, sitting in on meetings when designing programs, implementation of programs, performing proper lifting techniques, motivating athletes, and general maintenance of the strength and conditioning facility. The program is designed for a post bachelor professional looking for experience. Compensation: Division 1 football strength and conditioning experience, WKU Football athletic apparel, and earned recommendation for future career opportunities. No monetary compensation will be provided. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Sport Science, Kinesiology or related field and a certification from one of the following: NSCA, CSCS; CSCCA, SCCC; USAW. If you are interested, send a letter of interest, resume, and three (3) professional references to: Western Kentucky University Attn: Joey Carnes, Asst. Strength Coach at [email protected] If you have any questions or concerns, please call Joey Carnes at 270-745-3819.




Tuesday January 28, 2014

Vanderbilt: Longtime defensive line coach Cedric Calhoun has joined Vanderbilt's strength staff. 

Western Michigan: The Department of Strength and Conditioning (Olympic sports) at Western Michigan University is seeking highly motivated candidates to fill the internship positions for the Summer of 2014. Daily responsibilities will include the following: 1. Assisting with supervision and implementation of strength training programs for various sports 2.Tending to daily maintenance of the training facilities 3.Learning the basics of Annual planning/programming. 4. Any other duties specified by the Director of the program. This is a non-paid position. Qualifications: Currently pursuing bachelors/masters in exercise science or related field, certified in CPR/First Aid, and a strong desire to become a Collegiate level Strength and Conditioning Coach. If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, and professional references to [email protected].




Monday January 27, 2014

Mercer: Sources tell us that Northwestern State grad assistant Carl Miller will return to Mercer as the assistant director of strength and conditioning.

Florida International: The Florida International University Strength and Conditioning Department is accepting applications for a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach position. The successful candidate will also be assigned sport teams to be determined by the Director of Strength and Conditioning. A Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field is required. Applicants must be accepted into a Graduate Program at Florida International University. Certifications in one or all of the following: CSCS, SCCC, USAW is preferred, but not required. Compensation will be a stipend of $4,500 per semester, including tuition waiver (up to 9 credits per semester, 6 credits in summer). This position will start during Summer 2014 semester and will be open until filled. Inquiries must be received by: March 1st for the summer semester. If you are interested, send a letter of interest, resume, and three (3) professional references to: Florida International University Attn: Cory Houston, Assistant Strength at [email protected].

Ensworth Fitness (Nashville, TN): Ensworth Fitness, a high school training program located in Nashville, is seeking interns. Ensworth is seeking students enrolled in health related fields to provide 1 on 1 and small group training within a school setting. Fall, Spring and Summer internships are available. To apply, please send resume, application (which can be downloaded here), and a letter of recommendation to [email protected].

Florida International: Florida International University Strength & Conditioning Department is accepting applications for the position of Strength and Conditioning Volunteer Intern for Football for the summer 2014 semester. The FIU staff is looking for highly motivated, hungry, aspiring strength coaches that want to work at the collegiate level. The program is beneficial for undergraduate students and the post bachelor professional looking for experience; as well as develops characteristics necessary to become a successful strength and conditioning coach. The successful candidates will be required to schedule and maintain a minimum of 40 hours per week with the Strength & Conditioning Department. Compensation: Division 1 experience with earned recommendation for future career opportunities. No monetary compensation will be provided. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and a certification from one of the following: CSCS; SCCC; USAW but are not required. Inquiries must be received by: April 1st for the summer semester. If you are interested, send a letter of interest, resume, and three (3) professional references to: Florida International University Attn: Cory Houston, Assistant Strength at [email protected].

Central Connecticut State: CCSU is seeking applicants for a strength and conditioning graduate assistant. Description: Assist Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with supervision of 17 Division 1 teams. Applicant will be responsible for design, implementation and supervision of 2-4 teams as assigned by the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Qualifications: Must have experience teaching Olympic lifts and other strength exercises. Must possess a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science or fitness related field. Applicant must be SCCC and/or CSCS or currently in the process of becoming certified. The successful applicant must meet the admission requirements for CCSU’s Graduate School and be prepared to begin working no later than June 1st, 2014. $9,000 stipend, tuition waiver for 6 hours of graduate study (fall and spring) as well as 3 hours during the summer. Deadline: Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Start date is June 1st. How to apply: Please email a link from (Youtube, Vimeo, or other viewable websites) of yourself demonstrating proper technique of the following lifts (Clean & Squat). Submit letter of application, resume and three references to Michael Ericksen, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at [email protected]. Please no phone calls




Friday January 24, 2014

Robert Morris (FCS - PA): The Robert Morris University Strength and Conditioning Staff is seeking highly motivated, hardworking candidates for a strength and conditioning internship for the Summer 2014 Semester. Duties will include assisting the strength and conditioning staff with all aspects of the athletic performance program as well as daily maintenance of weight room and facilities. This is an unpaid position. If chosen for this internship opportunity, you will gain valuable experience, be educated on training philosophy, Olympic lifts, and how to structure and execute a successful strength and conditioning program. Qualifications include: Strong work ethic and desire to become a strength and conditioning professional. Candidates should have or be working towards attaining their bachelor’s degree in a related field. Interested Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to: Paul Krasinski at




Thursday January 23, 2014

Elon: Joe Baranello has accepted the assistant strength and conditioning position. Baranello was a former grad assistant at Central Oklahoma and Fordham.

Mississippi State: Mississippi State University Strength & Conditioning Department is accepting applications for the position of Strength and Conditioning Volunteer Intern for Football for the Summer 2014 semester. The successful candidate will be required to schedule and maintain a minimum of 40 hours per week with the Strength & Conditioning Department. The program is designed for undergraduate students and the post bachelor professional looking for experience. Compensation: Division 1 experience with earned recommendation for future career opportunities. No monetary compensation will be provided. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and a certification from one of the following: NSCA, CSCS; CSCCA, SCCC; USAW. Inquiries must be received by: April 1st for the Summer semester If you are interested, send a letter of interest, resume, and three (3) professional references to: Mississippi State University Attn: Brady Collins, Asst Strength at [email protected]. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Brady Collins at 662-325-1935.

Moravian College (D-III - PA): Moravian is no longer accepting resumes for the assistant strength and conditioning position. Thank you for the overwhelming interest.

Akron: Akron is no longer accepting applicants for the grad assistant openings. Thank you all for the tremendous interest.