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Friday March 27, 2015

Friday March 27, 2015

Columbia: Matt King, the director of speed, strength and conditioning at Maine, will be the new director of speed and athletic performance at Columbia, per source.

McKendree (D-II - IL): McKendree University is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as a graduate assistant for the University Athletics Strength & Conditioning Department on its Lebanon, Illinois campus. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required and certification from the National Strength & Conditioning Association as a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). The candidate must also possess CPR/AED and first aid certification. Interviews will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should send a letter of application referencing job ATHL31 and a resume to Shirley Baugh, Director of Human Resources at

Houston: The University of Houston Athletic Performance Department are accepting applications for the position of Athletic Performance Interns for Football and Olympic Sports for the Summer of 2015, with the opportunity to continue in the Fall of 2015. The Houston staff is looking for highly motivated, aspiring strength coaches that want to work at the collegiate level of strength and conditioning. The program is beneficial for undergraduate students and the post bachelor professional looking for experience; as well as develops the necessary skills to become a successful strength and conditioning coach. The successful candidates will be required to schedule and maintain a minimum of 40 hours per week with the Athletic Performance Department. Compensation: Division 1 experience with earned recommendation for future career opportunities. No monetary compensation will be provided. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in the field of Exercise Science or related and prior experience participating in college athletics, however it is not a requirement. Inquiries must be received by: April 20th. In order to apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and three (3) professional references to coach Rod Grace at

Southern Utah: Southern Utah is looking for applicants for a paid internship. The Southern Utah University Strength and Conditioning department is seeking applicants for the 2015 Summer and/or Fall semester internship program. The successful candidates (2) will assist the strength and conditioning staff with the implementation of strength, speed, agility, mobility, and conditioning programs for football, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, softball, and soccer. Additional responsibilities will include training session set up, maintenance of nutrition station, and other duties as assigned by the strength staff. Compensation will be through management of the University’s faculty T-Fit program. The pay will be $100/wk throughout the duration of the internship. Additionally, candidates will complete an intern development curriculum composed of hands on experience, developing proficiency in the Olympic and Core lifts, effective coaching cues, mobility assessment, as well as programming and professional development. Required qualifications include a desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning, eagerness to learn, and a strong work ethic. Preferred qualifications include either completion of or working towards a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science or a related field. Completion of this internship can fulfill potential credit hours towards an undergraduate or graduate degree. Other preferred qualifications include certification from the NSCA or CSCCA and personal experience competing in collegiate athletics. The summer internship will begin May 25 and the fall internship will begin August 10. It is possible for the same candidates to stay on for the summer and fall. For full consideration, interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Jeff Butler, Director of Strength and Conditioning at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.