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Friday June 13, 2008


West Texas A&M: Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - West Texas A&M University is a NCAA Division II Institution competing in the Lone Star Conference. WT is located in Canyon, TX 15 minutes from Amarillo. In the 2007-2008 school year WT won 5 LSC conference titles and qualified for NCAA post-season play in six sports. Position Description: Assist Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with supervision and implementation of performance enhancing programs for 13 varsity teams. This position will be responsible for design and implementation of strength, power, speed, agility and conditioning programs for teams as assigned by the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Assist with the implementation for other teams not in direct supervision of. Work in conjunction with the athletic trainers to rehabilitate injuries and implement injury prevention protocols. Other day to day duties include supervising student interns, communication with sport coaches, as well as maintenance and upkeep of the weight room. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science or related field required. Either posses or working toward certification in one or all of the following organizations certifications, CSCCa, CSCS, USAW, CPR/AED certification. Previous collegiate athletic experience preferred. Acceptance into WT graduate program is required as well as completion of the GRE. Applicant must possess good organizational and communication skills, have a strong interest in becoming a strength coach, a self starter, hard working and have the ability to demonstrate and teach all lifts, including Olympic movements. Compensation: $10,000 stipend. Applicants should submit letter of application, resume and three references along with names and telephone numbers to: Sarah Ramey Head Strength & Conditioning Coordinator, West Texas A&M, Please e-mail applications to: Place GA Resume in the subject line please. Starting Date: August 2008

Thursday June 12, 2008

Towson University: invites applications for the full-time position of Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. Towson University is the largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area with over 16,000 undergraduate students. Towson competes at the NCAA Division I level, and is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association for all sports except Gymnastics, which competes in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Football competes in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision. Responsibilities: The Assistant Coach is responsible for contributing to every aspect of the Strength and Conditioning program including assisting with training that maximizes performance and limits injury potential for all sports; designing and implementing training programs for assigned sports; technical instruction of Olympic and free weight lifts; developing proper speed and plyometric skills; directing sport/position specific conditioning programs; application of comprehensive testing protocol; working with the Sports Medicine staff regarding injured student athletes; participating in the recruitment of prospects for assigned sports; and assisting with budget preparation, compliance to weight room regulations, scheduling and maintenance of the training facility, as well as other administrative tasks. All responsibilities and activities must be completed in compliance with Towson University, conference, and NCAA rules and regulations.

Wednesday June 11, 2008

Florida Atlantic University: Head Strength & Conditioning coach, Tony Smith, has been hired at Gaffney HS in South Carolina. Smith worked early in his career at Clemson University and has ties to the South Carolina area. FAU has promoted assistant Matt Plesvokic to Head S&C coach.


Florida Atlantic University: Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is seeking the position of Coordinator, Intercollegiate Athletics, and work title of Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach. This is a full-time, twelve month position. Individual will assist the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach in enhancing the physical and mental development of student-athletes through the use of established and specific training programs that improve the physical strength, speed, and cardiovascular condition of the student-athletes. Assist the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach in developing, coordinating and scheduling the strength and conditioning programs for student-athletes. Assist in the development of pre-season, in-season and off-season conditioning and weight training programs. Assist in developing and administering strength and endurance tests and evaluating the results for the purpose of establishing goal. Assist in the supervision and operation of the overall environment of the weight room, exercise area and teaching student-athletes proper weight training techniques. Ensures proper use and maintenance of equipment and enforces safety procedures. Master's degree preferred in an appropriate area of specialization and one year of experience, or a Bachelor's degree in appropriate area of specialization and two years of experience in the athletic strength & conditioning training field at the high school level or above. Successful experience as a graduate assistant or intern in an athletic program is acceptable for up to one year of the required experience. CSCS or SCCC certification is required. Salary range: $30,000-$36,000. To apply send cover letter, resume' with three references to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Matt Pleskovic at Please, no phone calls.