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Monday January 16, 2012

Monday January 16, 2012

Mississippi State: Two full time assistant strength and conditioning positions open. POSITION FUNCTION: Assists in all strength, conditioning, and flexibility programs and operations for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Demonstrate knowledge of program design for a variety of sports; experience working at the intercollegiate level, preferably Division I; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; professionalism in dealing with coaches and student-athletes; working knowledge of computers is required; CSCS and CSCC certifications are preferred. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties include, but are not limited to: assisting in all aspects of training for football; writing programs and testing for various sports as assigned by the Head Strength Coach; maintain an open line of communication with the other members of the strength staff, football coaches, and athletes; assist with the upkeep and maintenance of the weight room; be available to meet with recruits when asked by sport coaches; perform special assignments and projects for the Head Strength Coach as requested. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree, Master’s preferred; 1 to 2 years of experience; valid driver’s license. Have the ability to teach and demonstrate, and learn all aspects of strength and conditioning under the principles taught by the Mississippi State Strength and Conditioning staff. Be able to motivate and cultivate our student athletes. DEADLINE FOR APPLYING: 1/16/2012. BENEFITS/SALARY: Total benefits package offered by the University; salary commensurate with education and experience. STARTING DATE: Immediately. HOW TO APPLY: Must apply on-line @; attach cover letter, resume and three (3) references.

Northwest Missouri State: Northwest Missouri State University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach starting in Fall of 2012. Duties include: assist in designing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for student athletes, teach proper technique and safety for exercises and drills, assist in set up and break down of equipment, day to day cleaning and maintenance of the weight room and equipment, motivating athletes to help them reach their athletic potential, good communication with athletes, coaches, and athletic trainers, evaluate training and conduct testing to help student athletes achieve goals, implement and enforce rules, policies, and procedures of the weight room, and any other duties as assigned by the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree and acceptance into the Masters program at Northwest Missouri State, knowledge of proper Olympic lifting technique, experience in a collegiate strength and conditioning setting, willingness to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends, and a strong work ethic. Desired qualifications include Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or related field, experience with the Functional Movement Screen, and a SCCC and/or CSCS certification needed. Compensation includes a monthly stipend of $750 and tuition for 9 credit hours per semester. Interested applicants send a cover letter, resume, and three references to

Middle Tennessee State: Jason Spray has been promoted to head strength coach. Spray served as an assistant strength coach last season.

Arkansas State: We hear that Auburn strength assistant Ryan Russell will been named head strength coach at Arkansas State.