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Strength Scoop - Thursday December 13, 2018

Thursday December 13, 2018


Utah State: Source tells FootballScoop Utah assistant director of football sports performance Jordan Hicks is expected to become new head football strength coach at Utah State.

Maine: The University of Maine Sports Performance department is now accepting intern applications for Spring 2019. Applicants should be working toward a degree in Exercise Science (or a related field), or hold an undergraduate degree in the respective field. Selected individuals should expect to gain experience working with all 15 Division 1 sports at The University of Maine, including Ice Hockey (Hockey East), Football (FCS, CAA), Basketball (America East) as well as other nationally recognized programs. Applicants should be highly motivated, eager to learn, and possess the desire to be involved with high-level collegiate athletics. Applicants must be able to commit a minimum of 20 hours per week working with the Sports Performance staff. This is a coaching intensive position that also includes other administrative duties as assigned. Once accepted into the Sports Performance Internship role, interns should expect to learn directly from the sports performance staff through team training sessions, as well as involvement in weekly staff meetings and intern education workshops designed to prepare interns to sit for the CSCS exam if not already certified. UMaine athletics is fully outfitted with Polar Team Pro GPS/HR monitoring system—selected candidates will also gain knowledge about athlete monitoring through tracking internal/external training loads. There will be no monetary compensation for this position. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. To apply, please send a resume including 3 professional references, and cover letter to Matt Marshall at

Florida State: Florida State Strength and Conditioning Department is accepting applications for interns for WINTER/SPRING 2019. This is a volunteer, 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 Football Strength and Conditioning staff in the training of the Florida State University’s Division I football program; 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. The internship would start date would be in January and end in April. 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 Football Strength and Conditioning Coach Joey Carnes at