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Strength Scoop - Monday February 15, 2021

Monday February 15, 2021


Wyoming: University of Wyoming is seeking a Graduate Assistant Sports Performance Coach. This position will work with the Olympic Sports and be under the supervision of the Director of Sports Performance for Olympic Sports. The duties of the position include, but are not limited to, developing and implementing a comprehensive strength and conditioning program for assigned sports. Each program should be scientifically based, using the latest research information related to the sport and strength and conditioning field. Emphasis in programming should be placed on a year-long progressive plan that enhances the athlete’s competitive athletic ability while addressing the need to reduce the likelihood of injury. Administrative duties include daily/weekly participation in a multi- disciplinary team meeting (Medical team, Nutritionist, Academic Support, Sport Coaches) to assist in finding the means to ensure each Student-Athlete’s success during their athletic career at Wyoming. Additionally, emphasis is placed on tracking each student-athlete’s subjective and objective measures (GPS, daily wellness, readiness data, strength and conditioning performance numbers via Elite Form) in order to make the appropriate decisions for future training sessions in conjunction with the Sport/Position Coach. This position will also have the ability to help guide the department in finding the best possible means by which to track our student-athletes athletic performance and physical/mental well-being using the latest in research and technology. The successful candidate will also be responsible for teaching safe, proper technique in all lifts including Olympic style lifting. An emphasis will be placed on finding a candidate that effectively communicates and works well with others as this position requires extensive cooperation with other coaches and athletic department staff. Previous experience working with Sports Medicine in an injury prevention and return to play program is preferred. This position requires occasional heavy lifting and the ability to work some weekends and holidays based on the assigned sports seasons as well as team travel. An additional revenue source is provided through instruction of an undergraduate Strength & Conditioning Application class. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Sport Science or a related field, a certification from the CSCCa (SCCC) or NSCA (CSCS), be certified in CPR and AED, and have 6 months to 2 years of experience training student-athletes at the collegiate level. A preference will be given to candidates that have previous experience working with multiple Olympic sports in a collegiate setting that emphasizes an all- encompassing approach to improving athletic performance. To Apply: Email one pdf document containing a cover letter, resume, and professional references to Mike Cotterman . The position is open until filled with an expected starting date of late May or early June 2021.

Atlanta Falcons: Per source, Rod Moore and Bobby Thomas have joined the strength staff under Thomas Stallworth.

Georgia: The University of Georgia is currently accepting applications for Summer 2021 internship position that would work with the Football Strength and Conditioning Staff. This is an UNPAID position that is responsible for assisting the Georgia Strength and Conditioning Staff with all departmental responsibilities. The internship program contains both academic and practical curriculum related to the field of Strength and Conditioning. The candidate must possess a strong desire to become a strength and conditioning professional, display a strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn. Other preferred qualifications include certification from a nationally accredited association (SCCC, CSCS, USAW), previous coaching experience in a collegiate or high school setting, and personal experience as a collegiate athlete. There is NO MONETARY compensation for this position. However, you will gain valuable experience with a diverse staff with years of experience in the profession. Participants will also have the opportunity to sit for the SCCC and CSCS Exam. Candidates must also understand they must abide by all NCAA and SEC guidelines. Please send resume and 3 references to Coach Ben Sowders at

James Madison: Per source, Nate Adams is leaving The Citadel to become the associate director of strength and conditioning at JMU.

Marshall: The Marshall Athletic Performance Department is currently seeking three (3) HIGHLY MOTIVATED individuals for the summer of 2021.Hands on coaching experience is the number 1 priority for young strength coaches. This is an UNPAID volunteer position. Please consider if this is economically feasible before applying. The internship begins with accepted applicants being subject to a COVID-19 test on May 23rd. The internship will conclude on July 31st. Responsibilities: You will assist in COACHING the athletes; Set up, break down and implementing all training sessions; cleaning the weight room daily. Preferred Qualifications: Pursuing or just earned a bachelor’s degree from a university with a degree in a related field; Pursuing certification from a recognized governing body such as the CSCCA; Current CPR, First Aid and AED certification. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) references attached as one (1) pdf document to