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Wednesday June 17, 2009

North Texas: UNT has posted the head strength position.  This leads everyone to believe that Aaron Ausmus is headed for Tennessee.  It will be interesting to see if UNT head coach Todd Dodge goes after former Mississippi State head strength coach Ben Pollard or Washington assistant Charr Gahagan.  If Dodge wants to keep a similar style to Ausmus, Gahagen could be next in line.  Both served on the staff at USC at one time.
Tuesday June 16, 2009

Tennessee: UT has posted the head strength job on their official human resource website. 
Monday June 15, 2009

Florida Atlantic University: a NCAA Division 1 institution and member of the Sun Belt Conference invites those interested in pursuing a career in Strength and Conditioning to apply for a fall semester internship with the Strength and Conditioning Department. Potential interns will acquire valuable experience and knowledge while being a positive asset to FAU and its student-athletes.  Upon successful completion of this internship, one should posses and demonstrate the required abilities to advance in the field of Strength and Conditioning. Duties: Assist Strength and Conditioning staff with the implementation of strength training, conditioning and speed programs designed for 17 varsity teams, weight room upkeep, equipment maintenance and other duties assigned by the full time staff members. There will be an opportunity to have responsibility over 1 or more sports teams TBD by your prior experience, knowledge and skill level. Qualifications: Potential interns must be self motivated and possess a strong interest in becoming a Strength and Conditioning Coach.  Candidates should have prior weight room experience via previous coaching experience and/or a background as a competitive athlete. In addition, candidates should be pursuing or just completed a Bachelors or Masters degree in exercise science or a related field a well as working towards a certification with the CSCCa or NSCA. Compensation: Class credit toward graduation requirements, valuable experience and knowledge and earned recommendation to pursue the next step in your career. This is an unpaid position. How to apply: A letter of interest, resume with mission statement, and a copy of a current CPR certification are required to be considered.  Please send these items to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Matt Pleskovic at or mail to: Matt Pleskovic, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Tom Oxley Athletic Center, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431. Limited positions are available and not all applicants will be accepted.
Wednesday June 10, 2009

Nova Southeastern University: Graduate Assistant Position Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale Fl. DESCRIPTION: Assist the Head and Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coaches with supervision of all Division II teams. Applicant will be responsible for design, implementation and supervision of strength, speed, and conditioning  programs for his or her assigned teams. Applicant must possess good organizational, communication and leadership skills. QUALIFICATIONS: Must have experience with Olympic Sports. Individual should posses an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science or related field.  Personal qualifications desired are a highly motivated individual that is professional and dependable. Candidate must be accepted into the Nova Southeastern University graduate program.  Prior experience as an intern in a collegiate strength and conditioning program is a strongly preferred. COMPENSATION: Annual stipend of up to $10,000 (based on $1000/month for a 10-month period), tuition scholarship of up to $10,000 a year, meal plan of $1,000 , student fees of $500 DEADLINE: Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. HOW TO APPLY: Candidates should send a current resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references to the email address Shelton Stevens, Nova Southeastern University Strength and Conditioning Coach. Candidates must be accepted and enrolled in a graduate/doctoral program at NSU when the GA appointment begins. For more information about the position please visit http://nsuathletics.nova.edu/ 
Wednesday June 3, 2009

West Virginia: Our sources tell us that Minnesota Vikings assistant Byran Fitzpatrick will be joining the staff at WVU as an assistant strength coach.  Fitzpatrick served on the staff at Penn State for 2 years before joining the Vikings' staff.

University of Wyoming: Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach. General Duties/Description: Design, develop and deliver comprehensive and coordinated training programs to designated Intercollegiate Athletic teams. Establish performance measures and targets. Organize teaching sequences of training techniques for fall orientation and throughout the year.  Teach proper execution of techniques and safety for lifts and drills. Applicant must possess a strong knowledge of teaching technique of Olympic-style lifting exercises.  Evaluate training phases and coordinate and conduct testing, compile and communicate test results.  Assist with programs as required by the Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator.  Assist with the day to day cleaning, maintenance and operation of all training facilities.  Be flexible to work irregular hours. Accept other duties as assigned by Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator.  Effectively work, write, speak and communicate with staff, administrators and other coaches in the athletic department. FILING PROCEDURE: Interested applicants should submit the following required materials: (1) a cover letter indicating interest in the position; (2) a complete resume with the name, address, and phone number of three professional references. Required materials should be submitted to: Trent Greener, University of Wyoming, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Box 3414 1000 E. University Avenue, Laramie, WY 82071. Or e-mail materials to  Requirements: Bachelor's degree required; Physical Education or related field preferred. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.) through National Strength and Conditioning Association or sitting for exam is required. Experience in the Strength and Conditioning field at a four year college or University level, working with a variety of teams or having a background as competitive collegiate athlete required. FILING DEADLINE: Open until filled.

University of Detroit Mercy - 2009 MotorCity S&C Clinic: The Strength and Conditioning Staff at the University of Detroit Mercy would like to invite all strength coaches, athletic trainers, and sport coaches to the 2009 MotorCity Strength and Conditioning Clinic on Saturday June 6th, 2009.  Speaks for this year’s clinic include Rick Court from University of Toledo, Javair Gillett from the Detroit Tigers, and Tim Wakeham from Michigan State University, plus many more.  Registration for the clinic begins at 7:45 in Calihan Hall on the campus of the University of Detroit Mercy.  You can find more information and the registration form at www.detroittitans.com on the strength and conditioning page.  If you have any questions feel free to contact Nick Wilson by email at or call the strength and conditioning office at (313) 993-1719.  We look forward to hearing from you and welcome your participation.  

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