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Strength Scoop - Friday February 22, 2019

Friday February 22, 2019


Seattle Seahawks: Ivan Lewis has been hired as the club's head strength coach.

LSU: Louisiana State University is currently accepting applications for 5 Summer 2019 Volunteer Internship positions. Qualified candidates would work with the Football Strength and Conditioning Department as well as other Olympic sports. This is an unpaid position that is responsible for assisting the LSU Strength and Conditioning staff with the implementation of the Off-Season program, set up and break down of all workouts, maintenance and upkeep of the weight room and facility, and hands on experience training collegiate athletes. 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. Participation in Collegiate Athletics is preferred. Other preferred qualifications include certification from an accredited organization, previous coaching experience, 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. Start date would be in May and continue through the end of the Summer. Please send cover letter, resume, and 5 references to Jake Riedel at

Seattle Seahawks: As was widely reported in January, USC AD Lynn Swann has now confirmed head strength coach Ivan Lewis is leaving to join the Seahawks staff.

Kentucky: The University of Kentucky’s Olympic Sports Strength & Conditioning department is seeking volunteer interns for the Summer 2019. Interns will have the opportunity to work with all the Olympic sports at the University of Kentucky. Volunteer interns may have the opportunity to earn a paid intern position come the Fall 2019. Qualifications: - Strong desire to become a strength and conditioning coach; Possess or working towards a certification through the USAW, CSCCa and/or NSCA - CPR/AED certified; Prior experience working in a strength and conditioning setting or previous collegiate athletic experience; Experience coaching the Olympic lifts and/or competing in the sport of Olympic weightlifting; Outstanding work ethic, character and integrity Details of Volunteer Internship Program. Start Date: May 28, 2019 - End Date: August 1, 2019 (this date is negotiable). Interns will complete our internship curriculum, which includes programming projects, drills to improve coaching ability on the floor, leadership seminars, and how to network within the profession and preparation for future job opportunities. No monetary compensation provided. Opportunity to work alongside our Nutrition department. Breakfast will be provided each morning. Experience working in a SEC athletic department. Possibility of earning a positive recommendation and evaluation based on work performance. May receive credit towards completion of a college degree or certification Interested candidates should submit their resume and 3 references via email to Coach John Spurlock at by April 1, 2019. Preference will be given to those that apply early.

Florida State: Florida State Strength and Conditioning Department is accepting applications for interns for SUMMER 2019. This is a VOLUNTEER, UNPAID, position and offers Division I experience and training in an educational environment and the opportunity for future recommendations or opportunities in the field of strength and conditioning. Responsibilities will include: assist the Football Strength and Conditioning staff in the training of the Florida State University’s Division I football program; assist with daily administrative and maintenance duties; assist in the set-up and break-down of equipment for every workout; spotting athletes; and participate in weekly projects and assignments for the duration of the internship. The internship start date would be in May and end in July. Minimum Qualifications: must have a STONG WORK-ETHIC, ENTHUSIASM and a DESIRE to develop the characteristics necessary TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field and pursuing CSCS or relevant certification from one of the following: NSCA, CSCS; CSCCA, SCCC; USAW and CPR – First Aid certification. Candidates must email a letter of application, resume and the names of three references to Assistant Football Strength and Conditioning Coach Joey Carnes at

Colorado State: The CSU Football Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applications for up to 5 VOLUNTEER intern positions for the Summer 2019 semester. These are UNPAID positions. The ideal candidate should be seeking a career as a strength and conditioning coach. Candidates will be exposed to all facets of an NCAA Division 1 FBS football strength and conditioning program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: hands on experience assisting with the daily operations of the weight room, helping to create a positive training environment, completing the educational curriculum, assisting with distribution of nutritional supplements under the guidance of a registered dietitian and strength and conditioning staff, record keeping and facility and equipment maintenance. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS include completion or pursuit of an undergraduate degree in exercise science or a related course of study, a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional, strong work ethic, great sense of urgency, high attention to detail, a willingness to learn, and the ability to build relationships with our staff and student-athletes. Individuals must demonstrate the ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse community. Candidates should be actively pursuing certification from the NSCA and/or CSCCa. Interns will receive instruction in – and be required to comply with – NCAA regulations and policies. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references as one (1) PDF document to Carl Miller at .