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Friday  October 10, 2008  (2nd Update)

University of Memphis: The University of Memphis is seeking a Graduate Assistant in Strength and Conditioning to work with designated teams.  Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to; design and implement specific strength & conditioning programs for assigned teams; supervise both individual and team workouts; maintain team and individual records; implementation, demonstration and instruction of Olympic weightlifting techniques; provide appropriate maintenance and upkeep of all equipment and the weight room; motivate both small and large groups of student-athletes; passion for the strength and conditioning field.  Requirements: USAW certification, current CPR certification, previous experience in designing and implementing programs for all sports, experience working with athletic teams, collegiate experience as an intern preferred.  Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification (CSCS) preferred. Tuition and monthly stipend will be rewarded to the successful applicant.  Start date: January 2009.  Please email cover letter, resume and three references to <[email protected]> or mail to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Mike Stark, The University of Memphis, 570 Normal Ave., Memphis, TN 38152. AA/EOE

Friday  October 10, 2008

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University of Minnesota: Department of Strength & Conditioning is currently accepting applications for intern positions for the 2009 Spring Semester. Successful candidates responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting the strength and conditioning coaches with the implementation and evaluation of sport-specific strength, speed, and agility programs. Additional responsibilities include: weight room supervision, daily upkeep and maintenance of equipment, and any other duties as assigned by the strength and conditioning coach. Opportunity to Earn CEU' s through NSCA Sponsored Events at the University of Minnesota. Intern qualifications include: Strong work ethic; Punctuality; Enthusiasm; Desire to further one' s career in the strength and conditioning field. Preferred qualifications include: Senior status or completion of a bachelor' s degree in exercise science or related field; CSCS, SCCC, or USAW certification; CPR certification.This is an unpaid internship. Interns will receive experience working with a Big 10 strength and conditioning program for more than 20 Olympic Sport Teams, have the potential to earn recommendations for future career opportunities, and receive college credit if applicable. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and professional references to Mike Malone Assistant Director Strength & Conditioning University of Minnesota <[email protected]> Mike Malone CSCS, USAW Assistant Director Strength & Conditioning University of Minnesota Mariucci Arena Rm 130B 1901 4th St. S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55455  fax (612) 625-6547  <[email protected]>

Tuesday  October 7, 2008

Baylor University: Baylor University Department of Athletic Performance is accepting applications for Strength and Conditioning Interns for the 2009 spring semester.  Intern responsibilities include: Assisting with the supervision of training programs; Assisting with daily administrative and maintenance items; Completion of various educational assignments during the internship.  Intern qualifications include: Strong work ethic; Punctuality; Enthusiasm; Desire to further one's career in the strength and conditioning field; Ability to volunteer 20-30 hours per week.  Preferred qualifications include: Senior status or completion of a bachelor's degree in exercise science or related field; CSCS, SCCC, or USAW certification; CPR certification.  This is an unpaid internship.  Interns will receive experience working within a Big 12 Football strength and conditioning program, have the potential to earn recommendations for future career opportunities, and receive college credit if applicable.  Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and professional references by November 15 to: Chris Ruf, Associate Strength and Conditioning Coach, Baylor University Football, 150 Bear Run, Waco, TX 76711, or via email to <[email protected]> <mailto:[email protected]> . 

Friday  October 3, 2008


Virginia: The University of Virginia Strength & Conditioning Department is accepting applications for the position of Strength and Conditioning Volunteer Intern for the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. The successful candidate will be required to schedule and maintain a minimum of 30 hours per week with the strength & conditioning department. The program is designed for undergraduate students and the post bachelor professional looking for experience.  The daily responsibilities will include:  Assisting with supervision and execution of strength training programs Teaching student athletes proper techniques and equipment use Attending to the daily maintenance of the training facilities. Participation in weekly projects and assignments throughout the internship program Compensation: Division 1 experience with earned recommendation for future career opportunities. No monetary compensation will be provided.  Qualifications: Must have a strong work-ethic and have a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional. Ideal candidates will have a bachelors degree and a certification from one of the following. (NSCA, CSCS; CSCCA, SCCC; USAW)  Inquiries must be received by:  April 1st for Summer semester, July 15th for the Fall semester, November 15th for the Fall semester.  If you are interested, send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to: University of Virginia, Attention Matt Balis Head Strength Coach for Football, McCue Center Weight Room, 290 Massie Rd. Charlottsville, VA 22904  If you have any questions or concerns, please call Matt Balis at 434-982-5192 or e-mail at <[email protected]>

Thursday  September 25, 2008

Holy Cross: Jeremy Frisch has been hired as an assistant strength & conditioning coach.  Frisch previously served as a strength coach with Teamworks Sports Center in Massachusetts.  He is a 2007 graduate of Worchester State College.

Northwestern State University: Natchitoches, Louisiana - Sports Performance Assistant (Graduate Assistant).  Job Description - Three (3) ten-month positions are currently available. Sports Performance Assistants will aid in all areas of strength and conditioning instruction with NCAA Division I Southland Conference athletes.  Candidates are also required to spend 20 hours a week working in NSU's Health and Human Performance program.  Qualifications - 2.5 Cumulative Undergraduate GPA and over an 800 on the GRE.  Graduate assistant must be enrolled full-time (9 hours/semester) in the Health and Human Performance graduate program, and have practical knowledge of exercise technique instruction.  Experience with the Conjugated Periodization and Olympic lifts helpful. The candidate will assist in the implementation of strength and conditioning programs by designing and administering workouts for their assigned team(s).  Compensation - Graduate Assistant will receive $10,000 in the form of salary over the ten-month period, as well as in-state tuition.  Summer compensation is also available. Deadline - All information and graduate school paperwork must be received ASAP.  Assistants will begin during Spring Semester.  How to Apply - All inquiries should be directed to: Brian Hill, Director of Sports Performance by E-mailing a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to: <[email protected]>

Wednesday  September 24, 2008

Campbell University: Andrew Carter has accepted the head strength & conditioning position at Campbell University.  Carter previously served for 3 years as the head strength & conditioning coach at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Prep School in Virginia.  He also worked at Delaware and Notre Dame.


Campbell University:  Intern/Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach.  Assist the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with all strength and conditioning aspects of a 20-sport Division I athletic program and must adhere to all university, Atlantic Sun Conference, Pioneer Football League and NCAA regulations.   Applicant will be responsible for design, implementation and supervision of strength, speed, agility and quickness programs for 2-4 teams as assigned by the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, incumbent will also assist with football.  They must also be able to demonstrate and teach all Olympic lifts and have a strong desire to work in collegiate strength & conditioning.  Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree required. The successful candidate must possess strong communication and motivational skills as well as the ability and commitment to work within the Christian mission and purpose of Campbell University.   To apply, send cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to Graduate Assistant/Intern Search Committee, Strength and Conditioning, Campbell University, P.O. Box 10, Buies Creek, NC 27506. Or email Andrew Carter <[email protected]

Wednesday  September 17, 2008

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Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo:  Job title: Strength and Conditioning Intern.  Length of employment: 10 month position.  $15,000 and must be able to work 10 hour days.  Bachelors degree required.  Prefer USAW certification and experience in linear speed development.  Must be able to teach Olympic style weightlifting.  Would be assigned approximately 8 sports teams, while also assisting with the strength and speed for football.  Position is available immediately.  Email resume and references to Brett Gerch <[email protected]>

Monday  September 16, 2008

University of Albany: Blake Cundiff has accepted the strength & conditioning job for football at University of Albany.  Cundiff previously served on staff at the University of Minnesota, the Dallas Cowboys, and University of North Texas.