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Strength Scoop - Monday March 8, 2021

Monday March 8, 2021


New York Giants: Drew Wilson has been hired to replace Thomas Stallworth in the role of assistant strength and conditioning coach.

Texas Tech: Texas Tech University Football Strength and Conditioning is currently accepting applications for Summer 2021 Interns. This position provides invaluable experience for individuals who possess a strong desire to pursue a career in collegiate strength and conditioning. Potential candidates must possess a strong work ethic, strong attention to detail, and the ability to demonstrate effective organizational and communication skills. This position is responsible for assisting the football strength and conditioning staff with the implementation of all phases of the summer program, set up and breakdown of training sessions, maintenance and upkeep of the weight room and facility, and participation in educational / continuing education sessions. Candidates must be pursing or have completed a Bachelors or Masters in Exercise Science or a related field, as well as have attained, or be working toward a NSCA or CSCCa certification. Previous experience in a strength and conditioning program, internship experience, or collegiate athletics experience is preferred but not required. This is an unpaid position. If this is not an economically feasible option, please do not apply. Successful candidates may be asked to stay on for the fall at the discretion of the strength staff, as well as the potential to earn recommendations for future career opportunities. To apply please send letter of interest, resume, and three professional references as one PDF document to Associate Strength and Conditioning Coach Corey Smith at

Washington State: Washington State University is accepting applications for two separate Summer 2021 internship positions that would work with the Football Sports Performance Department. The first is a Sports Science position that will be responsible for assisting with all departmental functions involving the Catapult GPS system, including day to day logistical and data management responsibilities. The second is a Coaching position that will be responsible for assisting with all departmental functions involving day to day training sessions. The internship program contains an academic portion as well as a practical portion involving mentorship in both the art and the science of coaching at the highest level of college football. Required qualifications include a desire to become a sports performance professional, consistent and reliable personal conduct, and a strong work ethic. Other preferred qualifications include certification from a nationally accredited association (CSCS, SCCC), previous coaching experience in a collegiate or high school setting, and personal experience as a collegiate athlete. There is no monetary compensation so if this position is not an economically feasible option, please do not apply. Official start date would be May 26. Please specify which position you are interested in and send resume and 3 references to Coach Scott Salwasser at

Maryland: University of Maryland Football Performance is accepting applications for Strength and Conditioning Volunteer Interns for Summer 2021 (May 24, 2021– August 20, 2021). Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: assisting with supervision and execution of strength training programs specific to football, proper movement preparation, development and execution of speed & conditioning protocols, execution of proper motivational techniques, and most importantly developing an understanding of the health, safety, and wellness of collegiate athletes. CSCCa mentorship program will be available for selected candidates seeking to obtain the SCCC certification. Those candidates who are selected for SCCC certification must complete the requirements set forth by the CSCCa. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or be in the last year of coursework for undergraduate degree in exercise physiology or related field of study. Certification from one or both of the following (NSCA-CSCS, USAW). We will provide CPR/AED training to those who do not currently hold certifications by an accredited certification agency. Expectations: We are very selective in looking for special individuals to have around our players and staff. This position is designed to give you a TRUE experience in what it takes to be a collegiate strength coach at the division 1 level specific to football. It is also designed to equip candidates with the proper tools to be a successful graduate assistant and/or full-time coach. Interested candidates please send a resume with three professional references to Coach Jake Vieux, at Maryland is an equal opportunity employer, which encourages applications from minority group members and women.

Tarleton State (FCS - TX): The Tarleton State University Athletic Performance Program is seeking a GRADUATE ASSISTANT to begin by June 1, 2021. Major responsibilities with both Football and Olympic sports will be a part of the graduate assistant’s duties. Remuneration will consist of a monthly stipend. The graduate assistant’s hours may be countable toward the CSCCa’s Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified practicum requirements, and/or for graduate credit. This position will involve active experience in an NCAA Division I FCS Athletic Performance program under the supervision of a 37-year veteran Master Strength and Conditioning Coach and his staff. Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who possess a bachelor’s degree and CSCCa , NSCA, or USA Weightlifting certification. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 relevant reference letters to Rod Cole, Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Performance, via email at

Eastern Michigan: Eastern Michigan University is currently accepting applications for summer 2021 volunteer internship positions. Qualified candidates would work with football and Olympic sports and gain experience in all facets of strength and conditioning. Although this position is unpaid, you will receive hands-on experience training collegiate athletes. Required qualifications include completion or current pursuit of an undergraduate degree in exercise science or a related field, a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional, and possess a strong work ethic. The start date would be mid-May and continue through July, with the opportunity to continue into the fall semester. Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references in one file with “EMU Internship Application” in the subject line to Ryan Zaporski and Emily Burgess at and

William Penn (NAIA): William Penn is looking to hire a graduate assistant athletic performance coach. Responsibilities include assisting with the design and implementation for a variety of William Penn University’s collegiate sports. The qualified candidate will be assigned sports based on his/her background and experience. This will include programming and coaching opportunities at BOTH the collegiate and high school levels. The position will also assist the Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Performance, help with maintenance of the Randleman Fitness Center, and perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant AD for Athletic Performance. Proven knowledge and experience with sport specific strength, speed, and agility programs is necessary. A HIGH PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO THOSE WHO PLACE AN IMPORTANCE ON GAINING LARGE AMOUNTS OF EXPERIENCE IN BOTH PROGRAMMING AND HANDS-ON COACHING! Education Candidates must hold a BA/BS in exercise science or a health-related field and be working toward certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength & Conditioning Association or the SCCC through the CSCCa. B. Experience Candidates with an athletic background or experience (volunteer/intern) in a collegiate strength and conditioning program is preferred. Qualified applicants email cover letter, resume and references to William Penn University is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Western Illinois (FCS): The position of Graduate Assistant for Strength and Conditioning is responsible for directly assisting the Director of Strength and Conditioning in all aspects of developing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for all 17 Division I sport programs. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to; implement strength and conditioning programs for assigned sport teams, coordinate times for assigned teams around class and team schedules in conjunction with weight room and strength staff, assist with and conduct periodic performance and strength testing, stay abreast of current trends in the field, and other duties as assigned. This position requires a CSCS and/or a SCCC coaching credential and the ability to work flexible hours. Graduate assistant positions include a monthly stipend plus tuition (employment is contingent upon proof of admission to the Graduate School). To apply email your cover letter, resume and three professional references to Jon Minnis at Review of applicants will begin April 1, 2021 and will continue until positions are filled. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience in the position applied for. All application materials must be submitted to be considered for the position. All positions require the ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends. For more information on Western Illinois University graduate degree programs and the admission process visit this link.

Boyd Buchanan (Chattanooga, TN): Boyd Buchanan School, a K-12 Independent school located in Chattanooga, TN is seeking an experienced and innovative Director of Strength and Conditioning. This is a full-time position with salary and benefits. The candidate must embody the mission of Boyd Buchanan and work collaboratively with members of the athletic department. The selected candidate will lead a comprehensive K-12 strength and conditioning program in educating and developing student athletes at BBS. Candidates should be eager to support athletic initiatives and participate enthusiastically in the life of the school. Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Kinesiology, Exercise Science or related field. Master’s Degree preferred. Ability to successfully pass a background check is required. In addition to expressing aptitude and enthusiasm for coaching, excellent candidates must: Design and implement strength training and conditioning programs in-season, off-season, and pre-season for all school-sanctioned male and female athletic programs at all levels (Elementary, Middle School and High School) Work in cooperation with the sports medicine or athletic training staff in the rehabilitation and strengthening of injured athletes. Facilitate a collaborative relationship among sports coaches, sports medicine, and other athletic department team leads. Design and implement policies and procedures for the strength and conditioning program in accordance with TSSAA. Develop systems for tracking athlete attendance and athlete progress in conjunction with sports coaches. Determine and reinforce accountability for athlete conduct that mirrors Boyd Buchanan’s expectations and culture. Possess and maintain current, relevant professional certification credentials. Possess first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated external defibrillation (AED) certifications. Have evidence of strong organizational skills and effective oral and written communication skills. Weekend, early morning and possible evening work necessary for success in position. All interested applicants please submit a cover letter, resume, professional references, and copy of certifications from one of the national accredited governing bodies to Athletic Director, Matt Pobieglo at