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Strength Scoop - Thursday February 23, 2017

Thursday February 23, 2017


Minnesota Vikings: Derik Keyes has joined the team in an assistant strength coach role.

Central Michigan: The CMU Strength and Conditioning Department has three summer 2017 unpaid academic internshipopportunities available for undergraduate and graduate degree seeking students. Applicants must receive academic credit from current University to be considered. These academic internship positions are designed to engage current students actively seeking a career as a strength and conditioning coach in the day-to-day operations of a Division I weight room. Students will be exposed to all aspects of an NCAA Division I strength and conditioning program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:assisting with the supervision and training of ALLvarsity programs that are on campus during the summer period, completing weekly requirements set out with a hands on weekly curriculum, assisting with daily administrative and maintenance duties, and teaching techniques in a wide variety of lifts.These intern positions provide the opportunity to gain valuable experience while working in a dynamic, educational based, and collaborative environment. Ideal candidates will be certified or actively pursuing certification from NSCA and/or CSCCa. If candidate is currently in pursuit of CSCS certification, Central Michigan University is an approved online proctoring site for the exam. Interns should be prepared to work up to 40 hours/week, which may include days, nights, weekends and/or holidays. All interns will receive instruction in, and be required to comply with, NCAA and Central Michigan University rules, regulations and policies. Interested students need to submit ONE pdf document containing: a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to be considered for the position. Application materials can be emailed to: Aaron McLatcher at Affordable housing arrangements are available minutes away from campus. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. For full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on March 13, 2017.

Kansas: Sources tell FootballScoop Southern Miss head strength coach Zac Woodin is expected to join the Kansas staff in a similar capacity. Woodfin was selected by prior winners as the 2014 FootballScoop Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year for his work at UAB. Considered an excellent leader of men, Southern Miss recently turned to Woodfin to serve as interim director of athletics after their AD departed on short notice for a position in California.

Washington: The University of Washington (Seattle, WA) is currently seeking applicants for our Spring/Summer 2017 Football Strength & Conditioning Internship Program. Interns will have the opportunity to continue their experience through the fall season dependent upon individual performance. Must adhere to the rules of the NCAA, The University of Washington Intercollegiate Athletics Department, and the Pac-12 Conference. Required qualifications: Currently pursuing/possessing bachelors or masters in exercise science or a related field, CPR/AED certified, and a strong desire to become a Collegiate/Professional Strength & Conditioning Coach. Preferred qualifications: Currently pursuing/possessing NSCA, CSCCa, or USAW certification(s). Compensation: This is a non-paid volunteer position. Individuals will gain experience in a Division I collegiate speed, strength & conditioning setting, as well as future recommendation for employment. College credit will be given as approved by their institution. Applicants are strongly encouraged to secure housing in the Seattle area prior to the start date. Applicants please submit a cover letter, resume, and professional references to

Wyoming: University of Wyoming, a Division I member of the NCAA and the Mountain West Conference 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. Assisting other Sports Performance Coaches with program implementation to large member squads will also be a priority. 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) 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. This position will also assist the Sports Nutrition staff with stocking and inventory tracking for the High Altitude Fueling Center. 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 at The position is open until filled with an expected starting date of late May or early June 2017.