Friday February 17, 2017

Oregon: Head strength coach Irele Oderinde will be reinstated Sunday after serving a 1-month suspension resulting from three player hospitalizations, an Oregon spokesman told Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com. 

Memphis: The University of Memphis football strength program seeks to hire a summer intern. The goal of our program is to provide an encompassing view of collegiate strength and conditioning, including programming, exercise technique and facility upkeep. The internship position is geared primarily towards Football but the intern will in addition gain exposure to a diverse array of 14 sports in a high paced environment. As an intern in the University of Memphis Athletic Development program you will have the opportunity to gain real world in the trenches coaching experience; you will also learn under the bar while training in the program. Aside from the daily duties required of the position there will be assigned readings and projects to further the development of your knowledge base. This internship is designed for you to develop the needed experience and skills to make you a stronger candidate in taking the next step in your coaching career – this typically being a graduate assistant coaching position. This internship is intended for those whose #1 goal is to become a Strength & Conditioning coach at the collegiate level. Qualifications: In pursuit of or recent completion of a Bachelors degree in an exercise science related field.  Experience in a collegiate strength and conditioning setting. If not already certified you will be expected to begin your certification process towards your CSCS, CSCCa, and/or USAW during your internship. Compensation: This is an unpaid position with no housing or meal assistance. Internship credit hours may be obtained. Expansion of your professional network and references. How to apply: Email a Cover Letter, Resume and 3 References to Noah Franklin – Assistant Director of Athletic Development – [email protected]Application Deadline: April 15   Internship runs from May 25 – July 28.

Pittsburgh: The University of Pittsburgh’s Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning Department is currently accepting applications for volunteer interns for the Summer 2017. Daily responsibilities include: assisting with the set up and break down of weight room and fields for conditioning workouts; facility management; 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, receive college credit if applicable as well as 2.0 CEU’s through the NSCA (CSCS).  Please send a cover letter, resume, three professional references to: Chris Gilman, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, at [email protected]. Deadline to apply is March 17th, 2017.

Nicholls (FCS): Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA is currently accepting applications for SUMMER 2017 Strength and Conditioning Interns.  This is an unpaid position but can count towards school credit.  Start date will be May 22 and end on August 18.  Intern duties include supervision of weight room during team training sessions, set up/break down of conditioning/agility drills, daily upkeep of facilities, completion of educational assignments, and data entry/maintenance.  Qualifications for this position include: punctuality, high energy, confidence in group settings, and willing to work 30 hours per week as a minimum.  Preferred qualifications include holding or working toward a CSCS or SCCC certification, general knowledge of the strength and conditioning field and a desire to become a strength and conditioning coach.  Interns will be able to coach numerous Division I athletics teams, including football, and experience weight room, conditioning, agility, and performance testing sessions throughout the duration of the internship.  References for future employment opportunities are also earned based on performance.  To apply: send in a resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to Adam Marso, Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, via e-mail at [email protected].   

Charlotte: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is currently seeking highly motivated candidates for the position of Intern Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Summer of 2017. The dates of the internship will be from approximately May 22nd , 2017 until August 7th 2017. This is an unpaid position; however, the COMPENSATION of this experience is as follows but not limited to: experience working with Division 1 athletes (every team except football and baseball), professional development opportunities, daily learning opportunities with GPS and heart rate monitoring, resources and assistance in preparing for major certifications such as the CSCS, and professional references for future opportunities in the field. RESPONSIBILITIES are as follows but not limited to: assist strength and conditioning coaches in program implementation of each sport, design and implementation of individual workouts (when given the opportunity), set up prior to and break down following workouts, and routine organization/cleaning of the weight room. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS are as follows: open availability, strong work ethic, reliability, desire to become a strength and conditioning coach, desire to learn and be challenged, and daily positive attitude. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS are as follows: internship to take place during the last semester of his or her undergraduate curriculum and currently have or working towards a highly recognizable certification in the field. IF INTERESTED, please forward a copy of your updated cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Ryan Nosak at [email protected].

Bishop Gorman (NV): Bishop Gorman High School is no longer accepting applicants for their Strength and Conditioning Coach/Assistant Football Coach. Thank you for the overwhelming interest.

Houston: The University of Houston Strength and Conditioning staff is looking for strength and conditioning interns that can start working immediately. Candidates will be working with a variety of assigned sports. This is an unpaid internship, but is an excellent opportunity to gain Division 1 collegiate experience. Daily responsibilities will vary with experience level. Preferred qualifications: CSCS certification or working towards it, CPR certification, Bachelor’s or pursing Bachelor’s degree, previous collegiate experience. To apply for this position send a cover letter and resume to Tom Farniok at [email protected].

West Florida (D-II): The University of West Florida is seeking to fill a Graduate Assistant strength and conditioning position that will begin in the fall of 2017. Candidates must have a strong desire to be a full time Strength and Conditioning coach. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the design and implementation of sports performance programs for assigned sports, assisting with football, weight room supervision and upkeep, daily communication with sport coaches and athletic trainers, and other duties assigned by the head strength and conditioning coach. Required: previous collegiate coaching experience (Internships included), CPR/AED certification, and a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science or related field. In order to be considered for the position, the candidate must be admitted into graduate school at UWF.   SCCC or CSCS certifications preferred. Compensation includes a tuition waiver and stipend. Consideration will be given to individuals who possess strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills with integrity. Submit a letter of application, resume, and references (all in PDF format) to Kent Morgan, director of sports performance, at [email protected].  

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