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  • Thursday February 26, 2015

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    Murray State: James Romaniw, who had been volunteering with the strength program, has been promoted to a full-time role.

  • Wednesday February 25, 2015

    Villanova: Villanova University is currently accepting applications for volunteer football strength and conditioning interns for Summer 2015. QUALIFICATIONS: Must be enrolled in or have completed a Bachelor’s degree program; Must have CPR/AED/First Aid certification. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (1) CSCS and/or SCCC certification; (2) Experience competing in intercollegiate athletics or (3) experience working in a collegiate strength and conditioning facility. This is an unpaid position. However, volunteers will receive experience working at a Division I program, receive Nike athletic apparel, some meals will be provided, gain a better understanding of program design, have the potential to earn a paid internship position, earn recommendations for future career opportunities, and receive college credit if, applicable. Please send ONE (1) attachment containing your cover letter, resume and three professional references. Please submit TWO (2) YouTube videos of you performing/coaching a squat and an Olympic lift variation of your choice to the Villanova University Strength and Conditioning Staff at novastrength@villanova.edu. Deadline for application is April 13th, 2015.

  • Tuesday February 24, 2015

    Tulsa: The Tulsa department of athletic performance is accepting applications for a graduate assistant position. Grad assistant responsibilities include; Design and implement training protocols for designated teams, ability to work, write, speak, and communicate effectively with staff, administrators and sport coaches, delegation of daily administrative and maintenance items to interns. Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field preferred. Experience in a NCAA four-year college or university weight room working with a variety of teams.  Preferred qualifications include SCCC, CSCS, or USAW certification and background as a college athlete. To apply, applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Ryder Weischedel, assistant director of athletic performance via email at ryder-weischedel@utulsa.edu.

    Central Michigan: Former Tennessee Titans assistant strength coach Jason Novak is joining the CMU staff as head strength coach, per source.

  • Monday February 22, 2015

    Tennessee State: Tennessee State University is currently accepting applications for one Graduate Assistant Position. The position will begin at the start of the 2015 Fall semester. Duties will include but are not limited to; programming and implementation for two to four (2-4) assigned teams by the Director of Strength & Conditioning, assisting with the training of football, and weight room organization and upkeep. Candidate must have experience programming and coaching a team, experience working alongside sport coaches, a Bachelor’s degree preferably in an exercise science or related field, hold (or attain by August 2015) either the CSCS or SCCC certification, be CPR/AED certified, preferably have a USAW certification, and 2 years of experience preferred in the collegiate strength & conditioning field, and gain acceptance to TSU’s Graduate program. Skills with Microsoft Word and Excel are necessary as well. This is a 9 month position with a stipend of $800 a month and full tuition waiver with a 2 year commitment. Qualified applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and at least 3 references to Assistant Strength & conditioning Coach TJ Greenstone at tgreenst@tnstate.edu with the subject of: TSU GA Candidate Application.

    Ole Miss: The University of Mississippi is accepting applications for a summer semester internship position that would work with the Football Strength and Conditioning Department. This is an unpaid position that is responsible for assisting the Ole Miss Strength and Conditioning Staff with the implementation of the off-season program and all other departmental functions. This internship program contains an academic portion, which entails multiple readings and assignments, as well as a hands on practical portion. Required qualifications include completion or current pursuit of an undergraduate degree in exercise science or a related course of study, a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional, and possess a strong work ethic. Other preferred qualifications include certification from a recognized governing body, previous coaching in a collegiate setting, personal involvement in a collegiate competitive sport, and proficiency in teaching and performing Olympic movements. There is no monetary compensation so if this position is not an economically feasible option for you, please do not apply. Official start date would be May 25, 2015 and last till July 31, 2015. Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Anthony Crosby at racrosby@olemiss.edu.

  • Friday February 20, 2015

    Michigan: The University of Michigan Football Strength and Conditioning is taking applications for 2015 Summer Volunteer Interns. NO MONETARY COMPENSATION WILL BE PROVIDED. These positions will run from mid-May through the end of July, with a possibility of continuation into the fall. Candidates must possess strong work ethic, character and a desire to pursue a career in the field of strength and conditioning. These internships are non-coaching positions. Successful candidates will assist in the day to day operations of the facility, including: assistance with administrative duties, cleaning and maintenance duties, set-up and break-down of equipment for every workout, as well as participation in weekly projects and assignments for the duration of the internship. This is a great opportunity to gain experience at the Division 1 level and expand knowledge in the field. To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to Mark Naylor at naylorm@umich.edu . No phone calls please.

    North Dakota State: The North Dakota State University Strength & Conditioning Department is actively seeking interested students to fulfill UNPAID internship positions working with football for summer 2015. Interns can expect to gain valuable, hands on experience in areas such as program design, exercise instruction, plyometric, speed and agility techniques, conditioning, facility and athlete management. Internship responsibilities will vary and will include various duties within the NDSU Strength & Conditioning Department. Hours will vary throughout the summer and may include early morning, late afternoon, or weekend hours. The quality of the interns experience is directly related to the effort and commitment that is put forth. Student’s who ask questions, get involved and make an effort to go above and beyond will be rewarded with a successful experience. Requirements: Graduate or undergraduate students working towards a degree in exercise science or a related field. Must have a strong desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning. Previous weight room or athletic experience preferred. Compensation: Academic credit only, this is an unpaid internship. Application: E-mail resume, cover letter, and names of references to: Jim Kramer, Director of Athletic Performance at jim.kramer@ndsu.edu.

    Memphis Redbirds: Kevin Hyde, who was the head strength coach at Southwestern Oklahoma State, has accepted a position working with the St. Louis Cardinals AAA affiliate, per source.