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Thursday January 19, 2012

Colorado School of Mines: Colorado School of Mines is accepting applications for Summer 2012 Strength and Conditioning Internships. Applicants must be highly motivated, with a tremendous work ethic. Communication and organizational skills are a must. Essential tasks include: aiding the strength and conditioning coordinator in developing/administering strength and conditioning programs for all sports offered at CSM; work directly with student athletes to teach proper lifting technique/safety; work directly with the coaching staffs to develop, illustrate, oversee, and document the progress of the student athletes’ sports performance training; maintain and clean the athletic weight room; serve as a positive role model for all CSM athletes. This is a non-paid position. Interns will have the opportunity to gain credit towards graduation, if applicable, as well as valuable professional experience in the field of strength & conditioning. Prior to being offered the job, the successful candidates will need to successfully pass a background check. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references by March 1st  to Adam Long via email at 

Georgia: After coming out of retirement a year ago to work on a part time basis with new strength and conditioning coach Joe Tereshinski Jr., John Kasay has stepped back into retirement. Kasay spent nearly three decades as the as the director of strength and conditioning for the Bulldogs.

Wednesday January 18, 2012

East Carolina: We have learned that Toby Jacobi has accepted the assistant strength job at ECU. Jacobi was the head strength coach at Charleston Southern.

Monday January 16, 2012

Mississippi State: Two full time assistant strength and conditioning positions open. POSITION FUNCTION: Assists in all strength, conditioning, and flexibility programs and operations for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Demonstrate knowledge of program design for a variety of sports; experience working at the intercollegiate level, preferably Division I; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; professionalism in dealing with coaches and student-athletes; working knowledge of computers is required; CSCS and CSCC certifications are preferred. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties include, but are not limited to: assisting in all aspects of training for football; writing programs and testing for various sports as assigned by the Head Strength Coach; maintain an open line of communication with the other members of the strength staff, football coaches, and athletes; assist with the upkeep and maintenance of the weight room; be available to meet with recruits when asked by sport coaches; perform special assignments and projects for the Head Strength Coach as requested. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree, Master’s preferred; 1 to 2 years of experience; valid driver’s license. Have the ability to teach and demonstrate, and learn all aspects of strength and conditioning under the principles taught by the Mississippi State Strength and Conditioning staff. Be able to motivate and cultivate our student athletes. DEADLINE FOR APPLYING: 1/16/2012. BENEFITS/SALARY: Total benefits package offered by the University; salary commensurate with education and experience. STARTING DATE: Immediately. HOW TO APPLY: Must apply on-line @ www.jobs.msstate.edu; attach cover letter, resume and three (3) references.

Northwest Missouri State: Northwest Missouri State University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach starting in Fall of 2012. Duties include: assist in designing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for student athletes, teach proper technique and safety for exercises and drills, assist in set up and break down of equipment, day to day cleaning and maintenance of the weight room and equipment, motivating athletes to help them reach their athletic potential, good communication with athletes, coaches, and athletic trainers, evaluate training and conduct testing to help student athletes achieve goals, implement and enforce rules, policies, and procedures of the weight room, and any other duties as assigned by the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree and acceptance into the Masters program at Northwest Missouri State, knowledge of proper Olympic lifting technique, experience in a collegiate strength and conditioning setting, willingness to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends, and a strong work ethic. Desired qualifications include Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or related field, experience with the Functional Movement Screen, and a SCCC and/or CSCS certification needed. Compensation includes a monthly stipend of $750 and tuition for 9 credit hours per semester. Interested applicants send a cover letter, resume, and three references to .

Middle Tennessee State: Jason Spray has been promoted to head strength coach. Spray served as an assistant strength coach last season.

Arkansas State: We hear that Auburn strength assistant Ryan Russell will been named head strength coach at Arkansas State. 

Friday January 13, 2012

Seattle University: Seattle University Strength & Conditioning is accepting internship applications for the 2012 spring quarter. Applicants must be highly motivated, organized, have good communication skills, and have a strong desire to pursue a career as a strength and conditioning coach. Interns assist the strength & conditioning staff with the implementation of all lifting and conditioning programs for each of the 14 sports. This is a non paid position but interns will have the opportunity to gain credit towards graduation, if applicable, as well as professional experience in the field of strength & conditioning. Previous experience with program design in a collegiate strength and conditioning program and CSCS, SCCC, or USAW certification is preferred but not required. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and three references by February 3, 2012 to: .

San Diego State: Former Texas A&M assistant strength coach Joey Boese has been named head strength coach at SDSU. 

Kennesaw State: We hear the head job is coming open. 

Arizona State: We hear former Fresno State head strength coach Todd Vandermade will join the staff at ASU as Assistant head coach for strength performance. 

Thursday January 12, 2012

Washington State: We hear that Chris Dawson may be on his way to join Leach's staff in a strength and conditioning capacity.

Arizona State: Shawn Griswold has taken the head strength position at ASU.

NC State: We hear that former Arizona strength coach Corey Edmond will take the strength position at NC State.

Elon: We hear that Rhode Island head strength coach Mike Sirignano has accepted the head strength job at Elon.

UCLA: Sal Alosi has been named the head strength coach.

South Dakota State (FCS): This full-time, 12 month, assistant strength and conditioning coach will assist the Assistant Athletic Director for Strength and Conditioning with training for twenty-one NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, assisting the Assistant Athletic Director for Strength and Conditioning with development, administration, implementation, scheduling and supervision of facilities and programs for assigned varsity sports. Earned Bachelor’s degree; minimum of one year collegiate strength and conditioning experience; strength and conditioning coach certified (SCCC) by the Collegiate, Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association OR Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association; CPR certified; ability to work productively with coaches, staff and student-athletes; experience supervising and directing student-athletes and other personnel; experience working with female and male student-athletes; and ability to work independently. Deadline: Until filled; applications will begin to be reviewed January 30, 2012. To apply, visit the online employment site at is https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55818. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at 605/688-4128 for assistance or additional information. For position information contact Brock Thompson, Search Chair, at 605-688-5522 or email 

Kansas: Josh Eidson and Juney Barnett have joined the strength staff. Eidson has spent nine seasons at the Indiana University, while Barnett spent the past six seasons in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings

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