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Monday February 10, 2014    

Northwest Missouri State (D-II): NW Missouri State University, a NCAA Division II member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association Conference, is accepting applications for a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the school year 2014 - 2015. Applicants must have a strong desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning. NW Missouri State seeks qualified individuals preferably with collegiate experience to assist with all 12 Division - 2 varsity athletic sports and cheer squad. Primary responsibilities include assisting with the supervision and execution of training programs, assisting the strength staff in all phases of the program including upkeep of facility. Secondary responsibilities will be working with assigned sports. Qualifications include strong work ethic, punctual, and enthusiastic. Also prior weight room experience via previous coaching experience and/or a background as a competitive athlete. Bachelor's degree in a related field required. Certifications in one or more of the following is preferred, but not required: SCCC, CSCS, and USAW. Knowledge in the area of sports nutrition a plus. Position is open until February 18th, 2014. Please email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to the Head Strength and Conditioning coach Joe Quinlin, at [email protected]

Eastern Illinois: Sources tell us that Riley Allen has been hired as the new strength coach at Eastern Illinois. Allen previously served as an assistant strength coach at New Mexico State.




Sunday February 9, 2014

Tulsa: University of Tulsa Department of Athletic Performance is accepting applications for the Summer 2014 Athletic Performance Internship Program. This is an unpaid position. Intern responsibilities include: Assisting with the supervision of training programs; Assisting with daily administrative and maintenance items; Completion of various educational assignments during the internship. Intern qualifications include: Punctuality; Enthusiasm; Strong work ethic; Ability to volunteer a minimum of 40 hours per week. Preferred qualifications include: Senior status or completion of a bachelor's degree in exercise science or related field; SCCC, CSCS, or USAW certification; CPR certification. Interns will receive experience working in a Division I training environment, have the potential to earn recommendations for future career opportunities, and receive college credit if applicable. To apply: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Ryder Weischedel, Assistant Director of Athletic Performance, via e-mail at ryder-[email protected].




Thursday February 6, 2014

Illinois: The University of Illinois Football Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applications for 4 Volunteer Interns for the summer of 2014. The internship begins June 4th , 2014 and ends July 31st, 2014. This is an unpaid position. However, the position offers the opportunity of advancement in the field of strength and conditioning as well as the fulfillment of credit hours toward a program degree based on circumstance. 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 break down for daily strength and conditioning activities, routine maintenance, cleaning, and organization of the training facility. Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Greg Pyszczynski by April 1, 2014 at [email protected].




Wednesday February 5, 2014

Wake Forest: Wake Forest is accepting applications for volunteer intern coaches to contribute to the Football Sports Performance Program. Qualified candidates will serve the Football program as a non-counted coach that will have the opportunity to assist in all training sessions in compliance with NCAA rules. The successful candidates must be working towards earning a Bachelor’s degree. They must display a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional. In addition, they must be committed to enhancing themselves and the department through a continued eagerness to learn and develop professionally. The anticipated start date will be May 2014. To apply, please provide a copy of your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Brandon Hourigan at [email protected].

Stanford: Stanford University is accepting applications for volunteer intern coaches to contribute to the Football Sports Performance Program. Qualified candidates will serve the Football program as a non-counted coach that will have the opportunity to assist in all training sessions in compliance with NCAA rules. This unpaid opportunity provides coaching experience assisting the staff implement the individualized, Football specific comprehensive injury prevention and performance enhancement program. Required qualifications include achievement or current pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science or related course of study in addition to current CPR/AED certification. This internship is expected to begin no later than Monday, June 14th 2014, and requires a 6-month time commitment, summer only time commitments will be considered based on availability. The opportunity to extend throughout the entire 2014 football season will be earned based on the evaluation from the summer training period. During this evaluation, interns will have the opportunity to compete and earn a paid full-time internship position on the Football Sports Performance staff. Deadline to apply is: Friday, March 21th 2014. Please email letter of application, with attached resume and list of at least three professional references to Andy Ward, Sports Performance Coach at [email protected].

Florida: Will Muschamp has announced that former Florida linebacker Mike Peterson will join the strength staff in a full-time role.




Tuesday February 4, 2014

Central Oklahoma: Sources tell us that Jeff Andrews, who previously served as an assistant strength coach at Auburn and UT-Chattanooga, has joined the Central Oklahoma staff as an assistant strength coach.

McNeese State: Sources tell us that former Louisiana-Monroe grad assistant Eric Ortego is now the assistant director of strength and conditioning at McNeese State.




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.