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Thursday January 16, 2014

Massachusetts: The University of Massachusetts Football Strength and Conditioning Department is looking for motivated individuals who are interested in Spring volunteer internship positions. A background in Exercise Science, Sport Science, Kinesiology or related field is preferred but not required. Applicants should also be in pursuit of obtaining a CSCS, USAW, or SCCC certification as well as being CPR certified. 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/cleaning of the strength and conditioning facility. Interns will receive experience working at a Division I program, better understand program design, and have the potential to earn recommendations for future career opportunities. There is no monetary compensation for theses positions. Start date is January 20, 2014.  To apply send a cover letter and resume along with 3 references to Andrew Tokarz at [email protected].

Wisconsin-Whitewater: Whitewater is looking for interns in the strength and conditioning department for for Spring Semester 2014 (Feb. 1-May 9). This is an UNPAID internship but great opportunity to gain experience. Duties: Assist S & C coordinator with all aspects of training for all varsity sports. Provide leadership and instruction in the athletic development of student athletes to include skill analysis, teach proper technique and adapt workouts to match each sports specific need. Provide encouragement, motivate, and give feedback to student athletes to ensure maximum development of athletic potential. Assist with outside activities as assigned by S & C Coach. Job Requirements: Strong desire to pursue a career in collegiate strength and conditioning. Excellent work ethic. Ability to adapt to schedule changes. CPR/First Aid certified. Desired Skills: Knowledge and experience in all areas of strength training including Olympic style lifting as well as speed, agility, plyometric, flexibility and conditioning methods. Working towards or completion of an undergrad/grad degree in Exercise Science or related field. Currently certified or working towards certification from nationally known organization. To apply: Please e-mail a cover letter and resume with 3 references no later than Monday the 27th to: assistant strength caoch Ryan Bracius at [email protected].

Wednesday January 15, 2014

Mississippi State: Ohio State assistant strength and conditioning coach Rick Court has taken the head strength job at Mississippi State.

Monday January 13, 2014

Georgia Southern: Sources tell us Sam Houston head strength coach Kyle Speer will join Willie Fritz at GSU.

Louisville: Western Kentucky associate head strength and conditioning coach Scott Wilks will move to Louisville with Bobby Petrino according to Bowling Green Daily News writer Chad Bishop. 

Alabama A&M: Strength and conditioning coach James Hester has been retained by new head coach James Spady.

Akron: The University of Akron Football program is accepting applications for a Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant. All applicants must have a bachelor degree in an exercise science related field, CSCS, CSCCA, or USAW certification, First-Aid CPR certification, and experience in college football strength and conditioning. Please forward a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Matt Gildersleeve at [email protected]UPDATE>> The strength and conditioning program is no longer accepting applicants for this position.

Saturday January 11, 2014

Pat Ivey - 2013 FootballScoop Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year

Florida A&M: Florida A&M University, an NCAA Division I member of Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, invites applications for the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coaching position. This is a full-time, twelve-month position. A bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science or related field required, masters preferred. 1-2 years of related experience in strength and conditioning at the collegiate level required. CSCCa-SCCC or NSCA-CSCS certification required. The individual hired will be responsible for assisting the director of strength and conditioning with Florida A&M University’s men’s and women’s varsity sport programs including football. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a resume, and a list of three references to Russell Barbarino, Director of Strength & Conditioning, Galimore-Powell Field House, Football Office, Tallahassee, Florida 3230

Ohio Northern: Ohio Northern University is accepting applications for a Strength and Conditioning intern for the remainder of the Spring 2014 semester. Responsibilities include: assisting in the supervision and training of the Football program; assisting with daily maintenance, administrative duties and completion of educational assignments. Preferred qualifications include: pursuing Bachelors or Masters Degree in Exercise Science related field; current SCCC and/or CSCS certification; CPR certification and previous experience in a strength and conditioning program or have previous collegiate athletics experience. Minimum qualifications include: pursuing SCCC and/or CSCS certification, strong work ethic and the desire to further one’s career in the field of Strength & Conditioning. The position will begin on February 1st and end at the end of May. Compensation includes, free housing, and a stipend of $500 per month. Submit a letter of application, resume to Mike Schmitz, Assistant Head Football Coach at [email protected]

Arkansas State: We hear that Ole Miss assistant strength coach Matt Shadeed is heading to Arkansas State and Mercer assistant director of strength and conditioning Shelton Stevens will be joining his staff.

Western New England: Western New England University Football has an opening for a part-time strength coach for the spring term.  The candidate must have CSCS certification, be willing to work non-traditional hours during the week and be local to Western Massachusetts/Northern Connecticut.  Please email Head Football Coach Keith Emery at [email protected]


Friday January 10, 2014

We are very proud to announce that Rob Glass (Oklahoma State), and Pat Ivey (Missouri) are our finalists for the Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year.

James Madison: Sources tell us that Illinois assistant strength coach Aaron Burkhart has accepted the director of strength and conditioning position at JMU.

Thursday January 9, 2014

Mississippi State: Head strength coach Matt Balis is leaving for UConn, a university spokesman stated today.

Citadel: Strength coach Donnell Boucher will be retained as a part of Mike Houston's staff.

Wednesday January 8, 2014

Coastal Carolina: Antwan Floyd has been named director of sports performance. Floyd served as the associate director of sports performance at Houston the past two seasons.

Prairie View A&M: Prairie View A&M: Prairie View A&M University is seeking applicants for a Strength and Conditioning Coach. Primary duties include, but are not limited to, designing conditioning programs; guiding student athletes through a regimen of exercises to optimize performance and decrease potential injuries; assisting with specific sport conditioning programs; teaching proper weight lifting, speed, agility and conditioning techniques; Minimum Salary or Hourly Rate: Commensurate with experience Preferred Education Requirements Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Sports Science or related field Preferred Experience Requirements: Previous collegiate strength and conditioning supervisory experience. Minimum Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Five (5) to seven (7) years of experience with training student-athletes. Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, proficient in instruction, assessment, evaluation, and supervision of multiple weight-lifting techniques, possess the ability to physically demonstrate proper exercise techniques and has knowledge of the use and maintenance of fitness equipment. Minimum Education Requirements A Bachelors' degree Required Certifications/Licensures Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA)/Strength and Conditioning Certification (SCCC) and/or Certification - National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)/Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) certification required. Special Instructions to Applicants: Interested applicants will be required to submit a letter of interest, a resume, three letters of professional recommendation with contact information and copy of official transcript via the online application to be fully considered. The following documents must be attached to your application in order to successfully apply for this position: Cover Letter, Resume, Recommendation Letter, 1 Recommendation Letter 2, Recommendation Letter 3, Copy of official transcript(s). To apply for the job, you will need to visit this website and follow the instructions. If you should need assistance attaching these documents to your application please contact the Office of Human Resources on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or [email protected] To be considered, even if you are a current or former employee, or current or former student of PVAMU, all required documents must be attached at the time your online application is submitted.

Tuesday January 7, 2014

Pitt: Sources tell us Ross Kolodziej will take over as the head strength coach at Pitt. Kolodziej recently served as the defensive grad assistant at Wisconsin this past season after playing in the NFL several years.

Eastern Michigan: Ron McKeefery will serve as the program's strength coach, according to sources. McKeefery, the former strength coach at South Florida and Tennessee, was on the strength staff of the Cincinnati Bengals. 

Nevada: The University of Nevada Strength and Conditioning Department is accepting applications for Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach position. This position will assist in the day-to-day operations of the Wolf Pack Strength and Conditioning Department in all facets of training and upkeep of the facility. 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 the University of Nevada. Experience in a collegiate athletic setting and a strong desire to become a strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate level is preferred. Certifications in one or all of the following: SCCC, C.S.C.S., USAW is preferred, but not required. Compensation will be $16,800 per year, including tuition (up to 6 credits per semester) and health benefits. This position will start immediately and will be open until filled. The University of Nevada is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For consideration and to apply, please send cover letter, resume and three professional reference contacts to Matt Eck, Assistant AD for Strength and Conditioning, via email to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

James Madison: Sources tell us that head strength coach Jason Riddell will not be retained.