Strength Scoop – Monday August 21, 2017

Monday August 21, 2017

Villanova: Per source, Chris Whittle has accepted a position on the Villanova strength staff. Whittle previously worked as a full-time assistant at Cal State Long Beach.

Murray State: FootballScoop has learned that Jeff Tietz has joined the staff as an Olympic strength and conditioning coach. Tietz previously served as the assistant director of strength and conditioning at Waldorf (NAIA – IA).

Cal: The University of California Strength and Conditioning Program is looking to fill 2-3 unpaid volunteer interns for the fall 2017 semester. The professional intern must be willing to take initiative and hold up to the responsibilities and expectations given to them by the strength and conditioning staff. Selected candidates will be expected to adhere to the philosophy and objectives of the Department of intercollegiate athletics and to all Departmental policies and procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the University, the Pac-12 conference and the NCAA. Interns are responsible for providing detailed administrative assistance to the strength and conditioning staff. Expectations of the intern include observing and monitoring the training of student-athletes in conjunction with the strength and conditioning coaches and athletic training staff, learning and critiquing our model of periodization, assisting in cueing and coaching athletes as well as providing leadership among our athletes during training sessions. Daily requirements will include setup and breakdown of training sessions, clean and stock equipment and supplements, weekly intern education, and participation (observation) of every team’s training session. Preferred qualifications include achievement or current pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Exercise Science or related course of study and working towards completion of either the CSCS or SCCC certification. Applicants must also have current CPR/AED certification. This internship requires a 5 month commitment and will end on December 8, 2017 with the opportunity to continue into the spring 2018 semester. Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to Markus James at [email protected].

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