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Friday November 6, 2008

Georgia Southern: Brandon Howard has been hired as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Georgia Southern. Howard joins the Eagles staff following two years at Utah State.  Howard graduated from East Carolina in 2005.

Announcement: For the first time in our 10 year history, FootballScoop will present an award to the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year.  We welcome you to nominate a particular coach. Send your emails to <[email protected]>  Let us know in detail why you think your coach is worthy of this award. 

Sunday, November 16th - Finalists Announced
Sunday, Dec. 9th - 2008 Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year



Tuesday November 4, 2008

Alabama State University: Alabama State University is seeking applications for a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach to assist with all aspects of training 13 Division I athletic teams. The position requires admittance into the graduate program at Alabama State University. In-State tuition waiver, possible books, and an undisclosed stipend will be provided to the successful candidate.  Qualifications: Strong work ethic, great energy and enthusiasm, and a desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning. A Bachelor's degree in exercise science, or related field, and full admittance into the graduate program is required. Certification through an accredited association (NSCA/CSCCa/USA-Weightlifting) is preferred.  Responsibilities: Assisting the Strength and Conditioning staff in all aspects of training Division I athletes and upkeep of the Strength and Conditioning facility.  Start Date: January 12, 2009  End Date: May 8, 2009.  How to Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to Nathan Sconiers, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at: <[email protected]>  Deadline for Application: November 14, 2008.  Any questions or concerns feel free to call me at (334) 202-7345, (334) 229-7601, and (334) 354-5310.  Reminder: Search http://www.alasu.edu for all academic paperwork and deadlines that includes graduate assistant packet. 

Northern Arizona University: Strength & Conditioning Department is accepting applications for the position of Strength and Conditioning Paid Intern for the Spring semester. The successful candidate will be required to work irregular hours and weekends with the strength & conditioning department. The program is designed for the post bachelor professional looking for experience.  The daily responsibilities will include: 1. Assisting with supervision and execution of strength training programs 2. Teaching student athletes proper techniques and equipment use 3. Attending to the daily maintenance of the training facilities 4. Participation in weekly projects and assignments throughout the internship program.  Compensation: This is a temporary position without expectation of continued employment. This position will pay $325 per month with no benefits or relocation assistance. Division 1 experience with earned recommendation for future career opportunities is also provided.   Time Line of Internship: January 19, through May 15, 2009.  Qualifications: Must have a strong work-ethic, high levels of energy and have a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor's degree and a certification from one of the following: NSCA, CSCS; CSCCA, SCCC; USAW.  Previous experience as a strength coach and/or a sports performance trainer is preferred.  Inquiries must be received by: 12-5-09 If you are interested, send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to: Northern Arizona University, Attention Rob Schwartz Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, PO Box 15400, Flagstaff, AZ. 86011. Or E-mail your information to: <[email protected]> If you have any questions or concerns, please call Rob Schwartz at 928-523-9407. 



Monday November 3, 2008

Colgate University: Is now accepting applications for strength and conditioning internships for the 2009 academic semesters. Interns will assist the strength and conditioning staff in the day-to-day operations of the Colgate University Varsity Weight Room. Duties will include but are not limited to; assisting the sports performance staff in implementing strength and conditioning programs for 25 varsity sports, instruct safe and proper execution of all facets of sports performance, and assist in the maintenance and upkeep of the facility as well as other duties as needed.  Start Date: Ongoing fall and spring semester internships.  How to apply E-mail cover letter, resume, and references to <[email protected]>  NOTES:  Non paid position.  Requirements: Pursuing Bachelors or Masters degree in exercise science or a related field.  Experience in a collegiate setting, and/or a strong desire to become a strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate level. Certification or working towards certifications with the NSCA-CSCS, CSCCa, and/or USAW.  Colgate is an AA/EOE.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a resume, and a list of three references with current addresses and phone numbers to: Jeremy Golden, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346 (Email - <[email protected]> . 



Friday  October 31, 2008

Southeast Missouri State University: Strength and Conditioning Department is currently accepting applications for full-time strength and conditioning interns for the 2009 academic semesters.  Successful candidates will assist with the implementation of strength training, conditioning, linear and lateral speed development, flexibility, and recovery workouts for all Redhawk sports.  Additional responsibilities include weight room supervision, cleaning and upkeep of equipment, successful completion of the internship curriculum and any other duties assigned by the Strength and Conditioning staff.  Applicants must have a strong work ethic and a desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning at the collegiate level.  Ideal candidates should be enrolled in an Exercise Science undergraduate/graduate program and should be CPR/AED certified and be working toward certification from one of the following:  CSCCa, NSCA, USAW, NASM, or ACSM.  Previous experience in strength and conditioning and knowledge of Olympic lifting is strongly recommended.  Successful applicants will receive course credit towards graduation (if applicable) and valuable Division I strength and conditioning experience.  No monetary compensation is provided.  Start dates for interships are as followed: Winter/Spring 2009:  January 20.   Summer:  May 19th.   Fall:  August 10th - 24th.   Please submit a cover letter, resume, and reference list to: Jeff Lee, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Southeast Missouri State University, #1 University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. Or email required information to <[email protected]>



Wednesday  October 29, 2008

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Northwestern State University (LA): Natchitoches, Louisiana.  Sports Performance Assistant (Graduate Assistant).  Job Description: One (1) ten-month positions- looking to hire immediately. Sports Performance Assistants will aid in all areas of strength and conditioning instruction with NCAA Division I Southland Conference athletes.  Candidates are also required to spend 20 hours a week working in NSU's Health and Human Performance program.  Qualifications: 2.5 Cumulative Undergraduate GPA and over an 800 on the GRE.  Graduate assistant must be enrolled full-time (9 hours/semester) in the Health and Human Performance graduate program, and have practical knowledge of exercise technique instruction.  Experience with the Conjugated Periodization, Charlie Francis Training System, and Olympic lifts helpful. The candidate will assist in the implementation of Sports Performance programs by designing and administering workouts for their assigned team(s).  Compensation Graduate Assistant will receive $10,000 in the form of salary or tuition reimbursement over the ten-month period, as well as in-state tuition waiver.  Summer compensation is also available.  Deadline:  All information and graduate school paperwork must be received ASAP.  Assistants will begin work in spring '09.  How to Apply - All inquiries should be directed to: Brian Hill,  Director of Sports Performance by E-mailing a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to: <[email protected]>



Friday  October 17, 2008

University of Richmond: Performance Specialist Internship.  University of Richmond.  Location: The Robins Center/College Road,  University of Richmond, Richmond, VA 23173.  Duration: Semester Long = approx. 16 weeks (Fall, Spring, Summer). Hours: This is an unpaid internship. The hours will vary depending on sport responsibilities.  Overview: Our goal is to expose you to different philosophies and ideas and how they are integrated into our methodology and systems of training. We want you to learn how to evaluate the body in a more 3 dimensional format, understanding the entire kinetic chain and prescribing and implementing the best exercises and progressions to meet the individual needs of each athlete. Open your mind about all of the possibilities when training athletes--think outside the box and forget the cookie cutter approach. Daily duties and responsibilities include: facility and weight room maintenance, laundry, equipment set-up and break down, stretching, assisting the Strength Coaches as needed with various aspects of training and testing, and much more.  Qualifications: Proficient with Anatomy, Computer Literate-Word and Excel, Excellent communications skills, Attention to Detail, Proactive, Fulfilling a curriculum/graduation requirement in Exercise Science or related field. Perks: Work in a great facility, working apparel. Requirements: Please email a cover letter, resume and 3 references.  Jason DeMayo, CSCS, Head Strength Coach Basketball/Internship Coordinator, Fax: 804.289.8791, <[email protected]>



Tuesday October 14, 2008  (2nd Update)

Ohio State: Football Performance Intern.  Columbus, OH.  Description:  The intern will work with Division I college student-athletes in football and some Olympic sports.  The intern program is designed for highly motivated men and women.  Interns will help implement the strength and conditioning program and be expected to participate in several professional development projects.  Required Qualifications:  minimum college senior majoring in exercise physiology or a related field; prior coaching experience; CPR certification Preferred Qualifications:  BA/BS in exercise physiology or a related field; CSCS, SCCC, and/or USAW certifications; college athletic experience.  Compensation:  College credit, gear when available, increased knowledge, and Division I Strength & Conditioning experience. Deadline for Applicants: November 14, 2008.  Start Date: January 12, 2009. End Date: End of May 2009. There is no monetary compensation for this position.  Interested applicants E-mail a Microsoft Word (.doc) document which contains a Cover letter, Resume, References as one file to <[email protected]>.  Please no phone calls or faxed resumes.



Tuesday  October 14, 2008

TCU: Internship Program. Spring 09 and Summer 09.  Internships through the TCU Strength & Conditioning department are currently available to those who would like to pursue a career in Strength & Conditioning. The TCU Strength & Conditioning Department is a teaching department that offers our interns hands-on experience as well as prepares them to become qualified Strength & Conditioning professionals. Interns will have the opportunity to work with all sixteen (16) of TCU's Men's and Women's sports totaling more than 400 student-athletes. We believe in providing a comprehensive education as the department is headed by Don Sommer, a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach.  DUTIES: Interns will be responsible for assisting the Head and Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coaches in the day to day operations of the Strength & Conditioning Department. The level of initiative set forth by our interns will determine their overall learning experience.  COMPENSATION: This is a non-paid position but offers the opportunity of advancement in the field of strength and conditioning as well as the fulfillment of credit hours towards a degree program. QUALIFICATIONS: Working towards a certification through NSCA, or CSCCa.  Strong desire to make strength and conditioning your desired profession.  One year of previous experience in a strength and conditioning program or have previous collegiate athletic experience.  Pursuit of Bachelor's degree or already possess a Bachelor's degree.  APPLICANTS: Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.  Please try to send correspondence 2-4 months prior to your anticipated starting semester.  Fall (August-December), Spring (January-May), Summer (May-August), To apply please send letter of interest to by mail or email to:
Zach Dechant - <[email protected]> Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, TCU Strength & Conditioning, TCU Box 297600, Fort Worth, TX 76129.  Texas Christian University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.