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Strength Scoop - Tuesday February 23, 2021

Tuesday February 23, 2021


LA Rams: The Rams have announced their strength staff: Justin Lovett (director of S&C), Jamel Cooper (assistant S&C), John Griffin (assistant S&C), and Zach Witherspoon (assistant S&C).

Iowa: The University of Iowa Football Strength and Conditioning is accepting internship applicants for Summer 2021. This internship is designed for individuals who want to become collegiate strength coaches. This is an unpaid volunteer position. Duties include: Set up and breakdown of the weight room, equipment maintenance and general support of the daily operations of the program, stocking supplements and maintenance of our refueling station. Interns will have the opportunity to be involved with our functional movement screen, on-field and weight room testing as well as data analysis. Participation in an internship curriculum is also required. Qualifications: Applicants must be pursing or have completed Bachelors in Exercise Science or a related field. Applicants should be working toward CSCS / SCCC certification as well. Please email your resume, cover letter, and list of references to Assistant Strength Coach Cody Myers at

Washington State: The Washington State Olympic Strength and Conditioning program is now accepting 2 applications for volunteer interns for Summer 2021 through Fall 2021 Semester. This internship would coincide with our Undergrad Minor in S&C Program. WSU is the only program in the Pacific Northwest that offers a Strength and Conditioning Minor that is endorsed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. For more information about the strength and conditioning student program or the minor please visit this link or contact Jayson Gibb at the email listed below. These positions are UNPAID. Successful candidates will work with a variety of sports and assist with all training sessions in compliance with NCAA rules. Position responsibilities will consist of, but are not limited to, the following: assisting the staff in all aspects of the strength and speed programs, setting up and breaking down of training sessions, assisting with routine maintenance of training facilities, assisting with nutrition, and other assigned duties. This internship program consists of a rigorous academic curriculum along with a practical component. Minimum requirements: a current CPR/AED certification, a strong work ethic, punctuality, and a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional. Preferred qualifications include: Working towards your Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field, SCCC, CSCS, or USAW certifications, or experience as a collegiate athlete. This positions allows for participants to apply for the NSCA Foundation Assistantship to aid in living expenses. Details for the Assistantship can be found at Information about the NSCA Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach will be emailed out once participant has started their internship. This internship also offers the opportunity to work under a certified SCCC Mentor. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and 3 references with subject line “WSU Internship – Name” to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Jayson Gibb at

Liberty: The Liberty University Football Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applications for the positions of VOLUNTEER INTERN for Summer Semester of 2021. DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES will include but are not limited to assisting in the implementation of the Strength and Conditioning programs; set up and break down for daily activities, routine maintenance and cleaning of the training facilities, and participation in the internship curriculum. NO MONETARY COMPENSATION, HOUSING, OR TRANSPORTATION will be provided, however, Interns will receive experience working in a Division 1 training environment and have the opportunity to earn recommendations for future career opportunities and/or receive college credit if applicable. The Intern’s level of ambition will determine the level of the learning experience. QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a strong work ethic and have a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional. Interns are expected to be punctual, enthusiastic, reliable, productive and consistent along with having the financial capability to hold the position for the duration of the internship. Ideal candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree or be in the last semester of coursework earning and undergraduate degree in exercise science or related field of study. Certification from one or more of the following (NSCA, CSCS; CSCCa, SCCC; USAW) is preferred but not required. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Austin Ardrey, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, at

Tarleton State (FCS - TX): The Tarleton State University Athletic Performance Program is accepting internship applications for the Summer 2021 semester, with a preferred starting date on or before June 1, 2021, and an preferred end date of August 6, 2021. The internship hours may be countable toward the CSCCa’s Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified practicum requirements, and/or for college credit if needed. The volunteer internship 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: Applicants should be pursuing strength and conditioning as a profession and possess, or currently be working on, CSCCa, NSCA, or USAW certification. Compensation: This is an educational internship with no monetary compensation provided. However, opportunities for advancement in the field of strength and conditioning are possible for successful interns. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 relevant reference letters to Rod Cole, Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Performance, via email at

LA Rams: The Los Angeles Rams have hired Zach Witherspoon, the former Director of Olympic Sports and Head Men’s Basketball Strength Coach at New Mexico State.

Black Hills State (D-II - SD):Black Hills State University Strength and Conditioning Staff is looking to fill 1-2 VOLUNTEER (unpaid) summer internship positions. The internship will start May 30, 2021. We are looking for eager enthusiastic individuals with a strong desire to pursue a career as a strength and conditioning professional. You will gain invaluable experience at a Division II level, working with high level athletes in a variety of sports. Qualified applicants will have obtained or be working towards a degree in Exercise Science or a related field, as well as possess or be working towards their CSCS or CSCCa certification. CPR/AED certification is mandatory, and all qualified candidates must be able to pass a background check. Upon completion of the BHSU Strength and Conditioning Intern Education Program you will be able qualified to confidently sit for the CSCS certification exam. Daily duties and responsibilities will include, but not limited to assisting with the implementation and supervision of strength and conditioning programs, active participation in the intern education program which will include the completion of required reading, assignments, projects, demonstrations, meetings with the strength staff, and more: maintenance of the strength and conditioning facility and equipment; set-up and break-down of equipment for strength and conditioning session; other daily tasks as assigned by the Strength and Conditioning staff. To be considered you must send your resume and a list of 3 references to Tyler Stagani at