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Strength Scoop - Thursday June 1, 2017

Thursday June 1, 2017


Abilene Christian (FCS): Bret Miguez has been named director of strength and conditioning.

Connecticut: The University of Connecticut is seeking applications and nominations for the full time position of Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. Responsibilities will include: assisting the Director of Football Strength and Conditioning with the development and administration of the strength and conditioning programs for the UConn football program and other teams assigned by the Director of Football Strength and Conditioning; strict compliance with NCAA regulations and policies of the University and the American Athletic Conference; assistance with practice and game-day duties including pre-game/practice warm-ups; collaboration with Athletic Training staff as to the monitoring and rehabilitation of student-athletes with injuries; assistance with communication of strength program organization to prospective student-athletes and parents; and assist with supervisory responsibility of strength and conditioning interns. Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Exercise Science; two years of experience as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at the collegiate level or experience as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at the professional level; Certified by either the National Strength and Conditioning Association or the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association; CPR/First Aid certification; demonstrated knowledge of the correct application of NCAA regulations; has prior experience with teaching the power lifts, the Olympic lifts and the various forms of periodization. Preferred Qualifications: one year Strength and Conditioning Coaching experience at an NCAA Division I school or one year Strength and Conditioning experience at a professional level; and has designed and implemented a strength and conditioning program for a collegiate or professional strength program. Appointment Terms: This is an 11 month appointment subject to annual renewal. Salary will be commensurate with experience. To Apply: Candidates must submit letter of application, resume, and the names of three references to: Screening of applicants will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017629) This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 7, 2017. All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

Morningside College (NAIA - IA): Morningside College Strength and Conditioning Department is accepting applicants for a PAID internship position working with all programs for the 2017-2018 academic year. This position will start in the Fall August 2017 and complete at the end of the school year in May 2018. Internship responsibilities will differ and include various duties with in the Morningside College Strength and Conditioning department. Hours vary during each semester and will include early mornings, late afternoons, and some weekend hours throughout the academic year. Interns will gain valuable, hands on experience in areas such as program design, speed and agility techniques, conditioning, facility and athlete supervision. Requirements: Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in an Exercise Science related field required. CSCS, SCCC, and/or USAW are preferred. Updated CPR/AED/First Aid required. Must have a strong passion to pursue a career in the strength and conditioning profession. Previous weight room or athletic coaching experience preferred. Compensation: $5,000 stipend for the whole academic year 2017-2018 broken up into monthly pay starting in September 2017. Completion of this internship can fulfill potential credit hours toward a program degree and future recommendation in the field of strength and conditioning. If interested please e-mail cover letter, resume, and names of 3 professional references to: Aaron Jung, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach,

Southeast Missouri State: Southeast Missouri State University is currently accepting applications for 2 strength and conditioning interns for the 2017-2018 academic year. This internship will start August 21, 2017 and finish May 11, 2018. Application deadline is July 1. This is an UNPAID position. This position provides candidates with hands on experience coaching in a Division I college setting with the potential to earn recommendations for future career opportunities. Applicants will also have the potential to sit for the SCCC upon completion of internship. Applicants must be prepared to work long hours. These hours will vary throughout the internship and will include early mornings, late afternoons, weekends, and possibly holiday hours. Applicants will work with all teams based on needs. Daily responsibilities will include, but not limited to: assisting with supervision and execution of strength training programs, daily maintenance of equipment and weight room, and professional development curriculum throughout the internship. Requirements: Applicants must possess a relentless work-ethic with a strong desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning. Applicants must be able to volunteer a minimum of 40 hours per week, be punctual, and enthusiastic. A Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field. CSCS, SCCC, or USAW, and CPR certification is preferred. TO APPLY: E-mail cover letter, resume, and references in ONE PDF file; saved as LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME, to

Pepperdine: The Pepperdine Strength and Conditioning Department is seeking applicants for the 2017 Fall Semester Internship Program. After candidate selection, interns will be responsible for weekly presentations to the full-time staff and weekly reading/research assignments. Interns will sit in on weekly staff presentations and participate in hands-on sessions directed by the strength staff. The subject matter includes weekly discussions and projects over assessing your athletes and pre-session readiness, understanding different models and methods of periodization and programming,resistance training variables, movement classification and selection, Olympic lifting, energy system development, power/velocity training, linear speed development, and other various topics. Responsibilities for the internship also include session set-up, breakdown, cleaning, and upkeep of facility, spotting and working with specified student-athletes and/or small groups. You must be able to commit 20 hours per week throughout the semester to qualify. Our goal is to have interns advance in the field of strength and conditioning after completing our internship. Interns have completed our internship and transitioned over to other collegiate internships, accepted graduate assistant positions, as well as taken full-time jobs in the field. If you are serious about becoming a strength and conditioning coach, this internship will help you develop the necessary tools to advance in the field. Please note this is an unpaid internship. To APPLY, send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: Robert “Tubbs” Pike, Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning and Intern Director at

Louisiana Tech: Louisiana Tech is seeking a graduate teaching assistant in its strength department. Position: Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA). Nine-month appointment begins September 1. Responsibilities: Activities required of all GTAs include teaching two (2) undergraduate courses per quarter, maintaining 10 office hours, and attending annual GTA meeting. Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned undergraduate degree in Kinesiology or a closely related field. Successful candidates must be accepted unconditionally to the graduate school, maintain a GPA ≥ 3.0, and have the ability to teach a variety of undergraduate activity classes or laboratory courses. Stipend: GTAs earn $8000/9 months ($888.88/month) to teach 2 classes/quarter or $12,000/9 months ($1,333.33/month) to teach 3 classes/quarter and receive out-of-state tuition waived. Depending on how many credit hours (graduate classes) one takes, Louisiana Tech University costs about $1100-2800/quarter. University & Department Information: The Department of Kinesiology website is ( The department is in the College of Education and housed at the Scotty Robertson Memorial Gym and has three lab spaces. The Sports Movement Science Lab ( is the latest edition added to the facility for teaching and research. The Department offers the Master of Science degree with concentrations in Administration of Sport & Physical Activity and Sports Performance. Louisiana Tech University ( is a selective admissions public university with approximately 12,000 students. The University is located in North Central Louisiana between Shreveport and Monroe. Ruston (, is a town that has over 22,000 and known for its historic downtown district, life-enriching recreational and athletic activities, plus a friendly college town atmosphere. Application Process: All GTAs must be admitted unconditionally to the Graduate School at Louisiana Tech. The GTA application can be found online at individuals can contact Dr. David Szymanski for additional information. Dr. David J. Szymanski, Interim Department Chair; Department of Kinesiology; Louisiana Tech University; P.O. Box 3176; Ruston, LA 71272; Phone: (318)257-5462; Email: Please note: Strength & conditioning GAs/interns are not awarded by the Department of KINE, but by the Louisiana Tech University Athletic Department. However, those that want to additionally volunteer in strength & conditioning are welcome.

Santa Clara University: The Santa Clara University Sports Performance Department is now accepting applications for four candidates to fill roles as Volunteer Interns for the Fall of 2017. The internship is UNPAID with an anticipated start date of August 14, 2017, concluding on December 15, 2017. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing 1-2 sports under the direction of the full-time staff, set up and break down for daily training, routine maintenance, cleaning of the weight room and completion of the internship curriculum. Candidates will also assist with the training of Men’s and Women’s Basketball as well as other sports assigned by the Assistant AD for Sports Performance and the Director of Sports Performance. Compensation will include gear as well as learning from a CSCCa approved mentor. Required qualifications: Currently pursuing Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Exercise Science or a related field and a strong desire to become a Collegiate/Professional Strength & Conditioning Coach. Preferred qualifications: Experience as a collegiate athlete and currently pursuing or possessing CSCS, USAW, NSCA, or CSCCa certification(s). This is a non-paid volunteer position; it may fulfill course credit if necessary. Interested candidates need to submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Jeremy Golden, Director of Sports Performance at Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. No phone calls please.