Thursday February 23, 2012

South Florida: The University of South Florida Strength and Conditioning is accepting applications for the Summer of 2012 Athletic Performance Interns. Intern responsibilities include: assisting with the supervision and training of USF’s Division I intercollegiate athletic programs including football and other teams as assigned; assisting with daily administrative and maintenance duties; completion of various educational assignments during the internship are required. Intern qualifications must include: Strong work ethic; Desire to learn; Enthusiasm; Desire to become a qualified Strength and Conditioning Coach. Preferred qualifications include: Senior status or completion of a Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field; eligible to sit for the CSCS, SCCC, or USAW certification; CPR certification. Compensation: There is no monetary compensation provided.  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.To apply: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Greg Honeychuck, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FAU: Chuck Lobe has been named strength and conditioning coach. Lobe spent last season at the University of Denver in the same capacity, and the previous three years before that with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the NHL.

Wednesday February 22, 2012

Houston: Former University of Arizona associate director of performance enhancement Brian Odom has been hired at Houston as the co-director of sports performance / director of football strength & conditioning.

         Good video of Odom showing how he trains his players at Houston 

South Alabama: The University of South Alabama Department of Strength & Conditioning is currently accepting applications for 5 full-time intern positions for the summer semester. Successful candidates can expect to work full time for the duration of the 9-week internship starting May 23. This is a non-paid position but free apparel will be provided to the student during participation. Application for the internship at the University of South Alabama should include a cover letter, resume, and have a bachelor’s degree or college senior at an accredited institution. Applications for the spring semester will be due by March 15, after which the candidates will be contacted for an in person interview. The intern must also be willing to work early mornings and late nights during the week and weekends. A liability form must be signed before participation stating the university will not be held responsible for any injuries that may occur during the internship. If there are any further questions pertaining to the internship feel free to contact, the information is listed below. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; assisting the Full-time Strength and Conditioning Coaches with the design and implementation of sport specific strength, speed, agility and quickness programs. The coaches at the University of South Alabama are Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist's through the NSCA and are also Certified Sports Performance Coaches through the United States Weightlifting Association. The Head Strength is also a Strength and Conditioning Certified Coach through the CSCCa and an approved mentor. After a 640-hour internship is completed at the University of South Alabama the interns will be eligible to sit for the SCCC exam at the CSCCa conference the following May. Please send cover letter, resume and three references to Jon Hersel, Associate Strength & Conditioning Coach at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Albright College: An NCAA Division III institution, and a member of the highly competitive Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC), is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Strength & Conditioning Intern Coach. Qualifications: BS degree in Exercise Science or related field required. Certification in CPR and First Aid required. Candidates with CSCS will be given preference. Experience as an intercollegiate athlete or working with college athletes preferred. The successful applicant should have strong communication and organizational skills; as well as outstanding character and leadership qualities. The candidate should have a desire to become a strength coach at the high school, collegiate or professional level. A one year commitment will be expected by the successful candidate. Duties: Work closely with the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach in developing intercollegiate athletes from 23 sports to reach their full athletic potential. Other duties include: designing specific S&C programs for each sport, setting workout schedules, implementing workouts, coaching athletes on proper technique, reporting testing results and other duties as assigned by the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach and the Athletic Director. The successful applicant must follow all rules and guidelines set forth by the NCAA Division III, the Middle Atlantic Conference, and Albright College. Compensation: This intern position includes a $3,500 annual stipend paid over a ten month contract, free off-campus housing (shared with two other coaches, each in own room), free utilities and free meal plan in campus dining hall. A tuition waiver for Masters level classes in Education is also included. No health insurance or retirement benefits are included with this position. How to apply: Email resume and cover letter along with the names and phone numbers of three professional references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No phone calls please. Applications will be reviewed immediately and accepted until the position is filled.

Marshall: Former Hofstra head strength & conditioning coach Scott Wilks has joined the Marshall staff as assistant strength & conditioning coach. 

Monday February 20, 2012

Lindenwood University: Lindenwood is searching for a strength and conditioning graduate assistant. Position is a two year position with a stipend and full tuition waiver. The duties to be performed, as assigned by the Director of Strength and Conditioning, include working with student-athletes, developing strength, speed, agility, and conditioning. The applicant will work directly with the football and men’s basketball full-time strength and conditioning coach, implementing strength and conditioning programs in the campus fitness center and HIT Center, leading team warm-ups, and appropriate cool-downs. The qualified applicant will also provide assistance in the Fitness Center, supervising work and learn students, maintaining facility cleanliness, and equipment maintenance. Applicants must possess bachelor’s degree in exercise science of fitness related field and must be First Aid and CPR certified. Prefer applicant to be Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist or currently in the process of becoming certified. Applicants must be admitted to a Lindenwood University graduate program with full-time status. Degree programs offered include human performance, health administration, business management, education, and several others. Review of applications will begin immediately. Projected start date is Summer/Fall 2012. Please apply by sending a resume, cover letter, current transcript(s), and 3 letters of recommendation to Betsy Feutz, Director of Strength & Conditioning at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday February 16, 2012

Charleston Southern: We have learned that Eastern Kentucky assistant Chad Scott has been hired as the director of strength & conditioning at Charleston Southern. 

Wednesday February 15, 2012

Elon: Sources tell us that Eastern Illinois head strength coach Eric Cash will be named head strength coach at Elon. 

Bowling Green: The Bowling Green State University Strength & Conditioning Department is accepting applications for the position of Strength and Conditioning Volunteer Intern for the Spring, and Summer semesters. The successful candidate will be required to schedule and maintain a minimum of 20 hours per week with the strength & conditioning department. The program is designed for undergraduate students and the post bachelor professional looking for experience. Qualifications: Must have a strong work-ethic and have a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional. Ideal candidates will have a bachelors degree and a certification from one of the following. (CSCS, SCCC, USAW) No monetary compensation will be provided. Inquiries must be received by November 15th for the Spring semester, April 1st for Summer semester and July 15 for the Fall semester. If you are interested, send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to: Bowling Green State University, Attention: Kenny Goodrich, Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach, 1610 Stadium Dr., Bowling Green, OH 43403. If you have any questions, please call Kenny Goodrich at (419) 372-6024 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Akron: We hear that University of North Alabama strength coach Jordan Hicks is interviewing for the head strength position at Akron.

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