Strength Scoop – Thursday July 28, 2016

Thursday July 28, 2016


Buffalo: Tom Farniok has joined the staff as an assistant strength and conditioning coach.

Eastern Michigan: Head strength coach Ron McKeefery is stepping down from his post after three seasons with the team. We hear that he is moving back to Tennessee, where his family remained when he moved to EMU, and he will serve as the VP of Performance and Education for PLAE. Per source, Fred Hale and Bryan Fink will serve as co-directors of sports performance in his absence.

Belhaven (D-III – MS): Belhaven University, a NCAA Division III institution, is seeking applicants for the position of Athletic Performance Graduate Assistant. These candidates will be responsible for assisting the Director of Athletic Performance in all aspects of coaching and administration of a Div. III strength and conditioning program in accordance with NCAA rules and regulations. Bachelor’s degree in a related major field with experience in collegiate strength and conditioning. Preferred qualifications: SCCC, CSCS, or USAW certification, excellent verbal and computer skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work independently or in a group setting. Compensation: The opportunity for hands on experience in your chosen profession. GA’s will have responsibility for the strength and conditioning program of multiple teams. The compensation includes a waiver of tuition and fees for graduate school and a $300 per month stipend. To apply, please send a letter of application, resume and contact information for three references to: Reese Bridgman, Director of Athletic Performance at [email protected]

Buffalo: The University at Buffalo is seeking proactive and detailed candidates for an UNPAID Football Strength and Conditioning internship for the Fall of 2016. The start and completion dates are flexible. Candidates can work to earn one coaching spot on “the five” for football as well as assist with other Olympic sports if he/she has interest. Duties will include assisting the strength and conditioning staff with all aspects of physical and psychological development of the football team as well as gaining nutrition experience with the UB athletic fueling station. Candidates should have or be working towards attaining their bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related field and at least one of the following certifications or in the process of acquiring these certifications: CSCS, SCCC, CPR. Preferred qualifications: former collegiate athlete, prior strength and conditioning work experience, bachelor’s and/or master’s degree or enrolled in bachelor’s or master’s program. Interested candidates should send a short 1-2 paragraph description of interest in the body of their email, resume in PDF format, and professional references to: Tom Farniok, Assistant Football Strength and Conditioning Coach at [email protected].

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