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Strength Scoop - Monday August 14, 2017

Monday August 14, 2017


Kent State: Kent State has fired head strength coach Ross Bowsher the university told CBS Sports. "It was discovered that football strength & conditioning coach Ross Bowsher provided false information about his certification, which is required by the university and the NCAA. Mr. Bowsher has been dismissed from the university and we are self-reporting this decision to the NCAA." Head to the CBS article for more on this.

Buffalo: Source tells FootballScoop that head strength coach Ryan Cidzik has left to take a permanent government position as Human Performance Coordinator of 1st special forces group with the US Army at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in WA. Cidzik has previous coaching stops with the New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Stanford, Memphis, Columbia and Northwestern State prior to joining the Buffalo program.

Houston: The University of Houston Sports Performance Department is accepting applications for the Fall 2017 Volunteer intern position. The official start date for this position would be September 5 and continue through the end of the semester. This is an 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 Olympic Sports Performance staff in the training of the University of Houston Division I Track&Field and Women’s Soccer program, along with various Olympic sports; 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. Minimum Qualifications: Must have a strong 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 Director of Sports Performance-Olympic Sports Coach Minor Bowens at

South Carolina: The University of South Carolina is currently accepting applications for intern strength & conditioning coaches for the 2018 Spring Semester. Accepted interns will work primarily with the football team. Highly motivated and disciplined individuals are encouraged to apply. The individual will be expected to contribute at a high level from the first day and responsibilities will be dictated by performance and attitude. Preferred qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field, SCCC, CSCS, or USAW certifications; CPR/AED certification and previous coaching experience at the college level. There is no monetary compensation so if this position is not an economically feasible option for you, please do not apply. To apply, send a resume, a list of 3 professional references, and a letter of interest to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Josh Lawson at

Yale: The Yale Football Sports Performance Staff is looking for qualified and hardworking Fall 2017 interns with a strong passion for College Football and Sport Performance to work with the Yale Football Team and in the Varsity Weight-Room. These positions are unpaid, but provide valuable experience, and will begin the third week of August. Preferred candidates should be working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in or related to the field of Exercise Science. This is an NSCA accredited internship site, thus, candidates must possess a certification or membership through the NSCA, or be doing the internship for college class credit. Upon completion of the internship, the NSCA will award 2.0 CEUs to each candidate. An NSCA-CSCS, CSCCa, or USAW Certification is preferred but not required. Resumes and any other questions should be emailed to Assistant Sports Performance Coach, TJ Belanger, at

Queens University: Queens University of Charlotte Sports Performance department is now accepting applications for the position of FULL-TIME ASSISTANT COACH to contribute to the Sports Performance program beginning late August 2017. Interested applicants can apply via this link. No phone calls or emails please.