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Strength Scoop - Monday August 18, 2019

Monday August 18, 2019


UT Chattanooga: The UT Chattanooga Athletic Performance staff is looking for qualified, hard working and driven candidates to fill internship positions immediately. The internship is an in-depth Collegiate Strength & Conditioning experience with Master Strength & Conditioning Coach and CSCCa President/Co-Founder, Ethan Reeve, that will provide an intensive hands on education in the weight room, with a classroom component geared toward prepping for the CSCCa Certification. Candidates will also gain the required 640hrs under a Master Strength & Conditioning Coach for the CSCCa Certification. This internship will provide the opportunity to work hands on with Football, Wrestling, Soccer, Track, Tennis and many other teams. The goal of this internship is to mentor young coaches and help them gain graduate assistant or full time positions upon completion. There is no monetary compensation or housing provided for this internship but candidates will receive some athletic gear to wear and valuable experience in Collegiate Strength & Conditioning. Preferred candidates should possess or be working towards an Exercise Science, Kinesiology or Physical Education related degree. A CSCS, USAW or CSCCa certification is preferred but not required. Please email Assistant Director of Athletic Performance, Collin Engstrom, at

Charleston Southern: The Charleston Southern University and Sports Performance Department is seeking highly motivated candidates for Assistant Sports Performance Coach. Reporting to the Director of Sports Performance, the Assistant Sports Performance Coach will be responsible for designing, implementing, conducting and monitoring day-to-day operations in the area of sports performance for Olympic sports as designated by the Director of Sports Performance, while also assisting with football. Assist in all aspects of the Charleston Southern University Sports Performance daily operations. Design and implement sports performance programs for student-athletes and teams as assigned by the Director of Sports Performance. Effectively teach and execute proper technique of lifts and drills; strong command and supervision of team workouts. Assist sports medicine staff with rehabilitation of sports related injuries to student-athletes. Help mentor current/future interns and volunteer Sports Performance coaches. Assist with the maintenance and upkeep of the Sports Performance facility. Assist with duties associated with the sports nutrition fueling station. Minimum Qualifications: Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (Master’s preferred). Current CSCCa SCCC or NSCA CSCS certification. Experience: A minimum of one year of collegiate or professional sports performance experience. CPR/AED and First Aid certification. Certifications including USAW, FMS, CISSN, PRI, etc., are highly desirable. Experience working simultaneously with a wide range of sports strongly desired as is demonstrated experience collecting, tracking, and utilizing athlete data to enhance sports performance program. Applicants must be able to work effectively independently and as part of a team and also in a diverse workplace, with a variety of teams, coaches, sports medicine and nutrition professionals, and support staff. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and professional reference list on job application found on

Austin Peay: The Austin Peay State University Football Sports Performance Program is currently accepting applications for UNPAID fall internships to begin Sunday August 25th, 2019 and go through until the end of the season. Applicants should have, or be working towards, a BA/BS in Exercise Science or a related field. Completion of this internship can fulfill credit hours towards a program degree and offer increased opportunities for advancement in the field of sports performance. Preferred qualifications include certification(s) from one or more of the following organizations: The CSCCa (SCCC), NSCA (CSCS), or USAW. Preferred qualifications also include previous coaching experience and proficiency in teaching basic weight room exercises. This position is responsible for assisting the football sports performance staff with the implementation of the off-season program, set up and break down of all training sessions, maintenance and upkeep of the weight room and facility, and hands-on experience training division-I collegiate athletes. Please send your cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Corey Canezaro at

Concordia St. Paul: Concordia St. Paul is looking to hire a graduate assistant. The Graduate Assistant of Strength and Conditioning reports to the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and assists in all aspects of strength and conditioning for student-athletes. Please Note: This position requires the willingness and ability to work, as well as occasional travel, mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays as dictated by sport assignments. Specific Responsibilities: Develops strength and conditioning programs for male and female student-athletes with review from the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Supervises and coordinates strength and conditioning programs for men's and women's sports as required. Responsible for strength testing and evaluation for assigned sports. Responsible for strength and conditioning programs which elicit safe and correct execution of exercise technique. Effectively communicates with athletic trainers and coaches on exercise protocol. Participates in regular meetings with strength and conditioning staff, athletic training staff, athletics staff, etc. Promotes the Strength and Conditioning program at Concordia University, St. Paul at requested times including but not limited to the recruitment of prospective student-athletes. Represents the Department at University, Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, and national-level conferences and professional development opportunities as assigned by the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Has a desire to implement and grow a sports performance (ie. Heart rate monitors, GPS, velocity based training, etc) program. Assists in implementing CSP Strength and Conditioning’s intern program. Possesses an attitude and a passion to grow and develop as a professional. Assists in daily maintenance of strength and conditioning facilities. Performs related duties as required or assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience. Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) by the CSCCa or Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the NSCA within one year of hire. Maintenance of CPR, AED and First Aid training required. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree preferred. Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) by the CSCCa before employment starting date and maintained throughout appointment Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education or related field. Previous strength and conditioning coaching experience with collegiate student-athletes preferred. Knowledge of rules and regulations of the NCAA, Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and Concordia University, St. Paul. USAW Certification Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. Items submitted by Wednesday August 21, 2019 will be given priority consideration. Interested candidates with required qualifications should email their cover letter, resume’ and references to Put “CSP – Graduate Assistant” in the subject line. Start date: Successful candidate will begin September 2019. Classes will begin Winter Semester.

Ferris State: Ferris State University is accepting applications for the position of strength and conditioning intern for the fall of 2019. This internship will cover the 2019-2020 academic year. Compensation is on-campus housing and meal plan. Ferris State competes at the NCAA Division 1 level in men’s ice hockey, as a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. The Bulldogs are also members of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and sponsor NCAA Division II men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women cross country, men’s and women’s golf, women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track and field, women’s volleyball, and football. Responsibilities for the successful candidate include, but are not limited to, assisting the strength and conditioning staff in all aspects of training for both men’s and women’s teams. Duties will include teaching student-athletes proper technique, weight room supervision and maintenance, and organization of the day-to-day activities of a strength and conditioning program. Position will be assigned one or more athletic teams as appointed by the strength and conditioning coach. Will require evening and weekend hours. Duties to begin in September, 2019. Official transcripts and a background check are required before hiring. Requirements: Required: Bachelor’s degree in exercise science, sports fitness, kinesiology or related field. Applicants must have valid CPR/ AED and First Aid certification. Applicants must also adhere to rules and regulations of the NCAA, WCHA, GLIAC and the procedures of Ferris State University. Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in exercise science, sports fitness, kinesiology or related field; Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Application: Email resume and list of three references, with contact information, to: Dave Cencer, Coordinator of Athletic Performance at

James Madison: The James Madison University Strength and Conditioning Staff is currently accepting applications for 2 unpaid internship positions. The duration of these internships will be based off performance and availability. These positions will have the opportunity to be involved with the daily operating procedure of a Division 1 football program as well as other Olympic sports. You will have the opportunity to coach. We are seeking passion, curiosity, and a commitment to better yourself and our program on a daily basis. Interns will also have an educational curriculum to learn about assessments, speed training, strength training, energy system development, nutrition, regeneration, analytics and much more. All interested applicants please send your cover letter, resume, and references in 1 document to Brian Phillips, Director of Strength and Conditioning. Interested candidates can email

Maine: The University of Maine Sports Performance Department is in search of one paid intern for the 2019-20 academic year. This position will pay 10k, and will be responsible for assisting with training of the university football team, softball team, track and field team, and club sports. This individual will also be granted the opportunity to lead training groups and program for selected Olympic sports. This individual is required to be able to work for at least 18 hours per week, which include training teams, supervising interns, programming, managing nutritional supplements, and other team related responsibilities. The selected individual will hold certification as a CSCS or SCCC, as well as current CPR and First Aid certifications. Interested applicants should apply by sending a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to

Santa Clara: Santa Clara is looking for a part-time sports performance coach. This is a part-time, non-benefited position for a 10 month employment period. The position will work a maximum of 20 hours a week for their 10 month employment period. The position will not exceed 1,000 total hours of employment. The Sports Performance Coach will be paid a stipend of $1000.00 per month during the duration of their employment time. Responsibilities: The position will report directly to the Assistant Athletics Director of Sports Performance. The Sports Performance Coach will be directly responsible for both sport team oversight and assistance of appointed sports teams. Additional responsibilities may include: administration, supervision and development of team programs, additional coaching responsibilities allocated by full-time staff, and athlete/team monitoring and testing. These positions will comply with all NCAA, conference, and University policies and regulations. Qualifications: -Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred -Prior Division I experience preferred -SCCC or CSCS Certification required -CPR/AED/First Aid Certification required prior to employment -Successful completion of university background check Application requirements: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The start date for the Sports Performance Coach will be based upon the individual responsibilities allocated within the position, with an ideal start date by September 9th. Please send Professional cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: Bob Medina, Assistant Athletics Director of Sports Performance at