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Strength Scoop - Thursday August 29, 2019

Thursday August 29, 2019


Briar Cliff (NAIA - IA): Briar Cliff University is currently accepting applications for Graduate Assistant. Responsibilities would include designing and implementing strength & conditioning programs for all assigned teams and also assist the strength coach with the implementation of all other athletic teams at Briar Cliff University. Other responsibilities would include daily upkeep of the athletic weight room and any other duties assigned by the strength & conditioning coach. Candidate must have a strong work ethic and a passion to work in collegiate strength & conditioning. Working early mornings, late evenings and weekends will be expected. This position is a 10 month paid tuition, with a $5,000 yearly stipend. Applicant must have prior coaching experience, CPR/AED certification and a Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field. Employment is conditional on the selected candidate being admitted to the BCU graduate school. Applicants are strongly encouraged to hold certifications in either CSCS or SCCC. Submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Coach Phil Herkenhoff at

Allegheny (D-III - PA): Allegheny College invites applications for the position of Director of Peak Performance and Fitness. This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt administrative position with a comprehensive benefits package and is a member of the athletics senior administrative team. Specific duties include but are not limited to: Program design, implementation, and supervision for the College’s 23 intercollegiate teams; teaching proper speed, agility, weight lifting and conditioning methods and techniques; motivating student-athletes to train, condition and perform to their highest potentials; educating student-athletes on nutrition and concerning the dangers inherent to illegal/banned performance enhancing drugs; monitor the weight room, equipment and supervise fitness areas; direct strength and conditioning workouts and classes for all varsity athletic programs; coordinate with the athletic training office on injury prevention and rehab programs; manage facility memberships; oversee student workers; and monitor fitness classes. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (Physical Education, Sports Psychology, Kinesiology, Health Performance, etc.) is preferred with current NSCA or CSCCa certification and first aid/CPR/AED required. Knowledge of internal health initiatives (i.e. nutrition, sports psych) is ideal. Previous significant experience within a collegiate strength and conditioning program as a head or assistant coach, graduate assistant or intern; demonstrated commitment to academic, athletic and drug-free performance success on the parts of student-athletes; ability to multi-task and adhere to a flexible and changing work schedule. Please submit a letter of application with resume, and three references to Please place “Director of Peak Performance” in the subject line of the email. Review of applications will begin immediately. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.