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Strength Scoop - Wednesday February 19, 2020

Wednesday February 19, 2020


Michigan State: Sources tell FootballScoop that Mel Tucker offered the strength job to Vanderbilt head strength coach James Dobson, but Dobson has opted to stay at Vandy at this time.

Arkansas: The University of Arkansas Football Strength & Conditioning staff is looking to fulfill 3 Summer 2020 internship positions for those interested in a career in strength and conditioning. This internship will be UNPAID. Interns will gain practical experience working in a Division I, SEC strength and conditioning environment under the guidance of an approved CSCCa mentor. Upon completion, interns will be qualified to sit for the SCCC exam from the CSCCa if they desire. To be eligible, you must be pursuing or hold a degree in a field related to exercise science. Those who have, or are actively pursuing, the CSCCa or CSCS certifications are preferred. Experience working with Catapult is also preferred. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, assisting with the implementation of strength and conditioning programs, participation in an educational curriculum that will involve meetings and demonstrations with the strength staff, and maintenance of the strength and conditioning facility. To apply, please send your resume and 3 references to Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Chris Hightower at

Mississippi State: The Mississippi State Football Strength and Conditioning program is now accepting applications for 1-2 volunteer interns for Summer 2020. These positions are UNPAID. Successful candidates will work directly with football 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, as well as 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: Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field, SCCC, CSCS, or USAW certifications, or experience as a collegiate athlete. Official start date will be in Late-May and end in Late-July. There is no monetary compensation so if this position is not an economically feasible option for you, please do not apply. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and 3 references with subject line “Mississippi State Summer Internship – Name” to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Dan Kistler at