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Monday January 26, 2009

Army: Our sources tell us Army has hired Cal Poly head strength & conditioning coach Brett Gerch in the same capacity.

Auburn: Strength & conditioning GA Paul Creighton has left Auburn to take the defensive GA position at Colorado.

Richmond: We hear Tennessee assistant strength coach Chris Stewart will be named head strength coach at Richmond University.
Saturday January 24, 2009

Iowa State: Our sources tell us that Iowa State is close to hiring Rice University head strength coach Yancy McKnight.

Iowa: We hear Colgate head strength coach Rusty Burney will accept an assistant strength position at Iowa.

New Mexico: Illinois assistant strength coach Troy Hatten has accepted the head strength position at New Mexico.

Northwestern State: SMU strength coach Joe Long has joined the NSU staff at head strength coach.
Friday January 23, 2009

Tarleton State: Former Texas A&M strength coach Rod Cole is the new head strength & conditioning coach at Tarleton State University.
Thursday January 22, 2009

Florida Atlantic University: Description: FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY, an 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 an 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 20 varsity teams, weight room upkeep, equipment maintenance and other duties assigned by the full time staff members.  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 <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> 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 January 21, 2009

Ball State: Our sources tell us that Ball State has promoted from within for the head strength position.  We hear former head strength coach Aaron Wellman joined Brady Hoke's staff at San Diego State.

Sacramento State: We hear there is a head strength position open at Sac State.

Wisconsin: We hear head strength coach John Dettmann will now oversee the entire strength program within the athletic department at Wisconsin.  Strength assistant Ben Herbert will take on the role of head strength & conditioning coach for football.
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