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Strength Scoop - Tuesday March 2, 2021

Tuesday March 2, 2021


Tennessee: Kurt Schmidt has been formally announced as director of competition development. We previously shared Schmidt would be joining Rocky Top about a month ago.

James Madison (FCS): The James Madison Football Strength and Conditioning department is seeking highly motivated applications for Unpaid Strength and Conditioning Interns (2) for the Summer 2021 (expected June 7th start date). Qualified candidates will have the opportunity to assist the James Madison Football Strength and Conditioning staff in all aspects of the strength, speed, and conditioning programs, assisting with the implementation of Global Positioning System data collection and interpretation, nutrition oversight, setting up and breaking down equipment for team workouts, and attending to daily maintenance and upkeep of the Plecker Athletic Performance Center. Minimum requirements include: Current CPR/AED certification, a strong work ethic, punctuality, and a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional. Preferred qualifications include: Completion or current pursuit of an undergraduate degree in exercise science or a related course of study, completion or current pursuit of a nationally-accredited certification, including CSCS, SCCC, or USAW, and previous coaching experience in intercollegiate athletics. This position will provide interns with valuable practical experience, networking and professional development opportunities, and college credit, if applicable. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter (1-page max), and 3 professional references in one PDF file to Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning Nate Adams at

Arizona State: Arizona State University Football Sports Performance is currently accepting applications for SUMMER 2021 volunteer internship positions. These are positions for the SUMMER 2021 training session Deadline to apply: April 1st, 2021. Start date: May 24th, 2021. Qualified candidates would work with all facets of a NCAA Division 1 FBS FOOTBALL Sports Performance program. This is an UNPAID position. However, the position offers the opportunity for advancement in the field of strength and conditioning, as well as the fulfillment of credit hours towards a degree program. Responsibilities include, but not are not limited to: assisting with the daily implementation of off-season training for the Football team, set-up and breakdown of daily training sessions, routine maintenance, cleaning and organization of the training facility, data collection, data entry as well as participation in the internship curriculum. Required qualifications include completion or current pursuit of an undergraduate degree in exercise science or a related course of study, a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional, and possess a strong work ethic. Preferred qualifications include certification from a recognized governing body (USAW, CSCS, CSCCa), previous coaching experience and proficiency in teaching and performing Olympic and Strength movements. Please send your cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Jordan Diaz at

Nova Southeastern (D-II): Nova Southeastern University, a member of the NCAA Division II and the Sunshine State Conference located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is currently accepting applications for the position of Graduate Assistant for Strength & Conditioning. The Graduate Assistant reports directly to the Director of Sports Performance, while working collaboratively as a member of the NSU Sports Medicine Interdisciplinary Team. The position is responsible for assisting the Strength and Conditioning staff in all departmental functions. The successful candidate will have full responsibility of 2-4 teams and will assist with the implementation of strength training, conditioning, speed/agility, flexibility and recovery workouts for all 16 NSU athletic teams. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to complete the CSCCa mentorship program and be eligible to sit for the SCCC certification exam during their 2 nd year. Qualifications: The GA positions are required to work 20 hours per week, which include flexible hours, evenings and weekends. GA positions work 9-month, renewable contracts. Graduate Assistants must be enrolled at a full time status (6 credits per semester) and be in good academic standing throughout their employment. Applicants must be admitted into their respective graduate program before they can sign a contract through NSU Student Employment. Candidates must be certified with at least one of the following organizations CSCCa (SCCC), NSCA (CSCS), or USAW. Application Deadline - April 15th, 2021. Start Date - August 1, 2021. Compensation - up to $8k per year tuition scholarship and stipend of $8k paid over 9 months. Interested candidates need to email a cover letter, resume, two work references and a character reference and a letter of recommendation (from a previous supervisor / instructor) to Jake Suvak at