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Strength Scoop - Wednesday January 9, 2019

Wednesday January 9, 2019


Boston College: With Frank Piraino off to Nashville, BC is hiring Scott McLafferty away from Texas, where he worked under Yancy McKnight, to return to Chestnut Hill as head strength coach, tweets Pete Thamel.

Tennessee Titans: The Titans have hired Frank Piraino as their new strength coach. He was previously the head strength coach at Boston College.

Colorado: Luke Day is joining the staff as assistant strength coach, per Buff Stampede.

Arkansas State: Jake Miller has been announced as the Red Wolves' new head strength coach.

Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech Strength and Conditioning is now accepting applications for 1-2 interns for the Spring Semester of 2019 to work Olympic sports (Baseball, Softball, Swim and Dive, Golf, Track and Field) as well as Football. This is an UNPAID position; however, this opportunity offers a valuable professional recommendation for advancement in the field of strength and conditioning as well as assisting with the daily implementation of off-season or in-season training for assigned sports, set-up and breakdown of
daily strength and conditioning training sessions, routine maintenance, cleaning and organization of the training facility, data collection and participation in an internship curriculum. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and three references to Internship Director Zach Reed at In the subject line of the e-mail write your first and last name and “Internship.” Candidates must have or be working toward certification from CSCCa and/or NSCA. Candidates will be subject to a background check for the internship.

Morningside College (NAIA- IA): Morningside College Strength and Conditioning Department is accepting applicants for a PAID Assistant position working with all programs for the 2019 Winter/Spring semester. This position will start ASAP and complete at the end of May, 2019. Responsibilities will differ and include various duties with in the Morningside College Strength and Conditioning department. Hours vary during the semester and will include early mornings, late afternoons, and some weekend hours throughout. Applicants will gain valuable, hands on experience in areas such as program design, speed and agility techniques, conditioning, facility and athlete supervision. Requirements: Must hold a BA/BS in Kinesiology or exercise science related field. Possess or be working toward SCCC through the CSCCa or the CSCS through the NSCA. CPR, First Aid and AED certification required. Also must possess strong communication skills and have the ability to effectively work with student athletes, coaches, and support staff. Previous strength coaching experience and athletic experience preferred. Compensation: $1,500 per month for the 2019 Winter/Spring Semester. If interested please e-mail cover letter, resume, and names of 3 professional references to: Aaron Jung, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach,

Iowa: The University of Iowa Department of Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning is seeking highly motivated candidates to fill Summer 2019 internship positions. Individuals will gain knowledge and experience in a Division I Collegiate Strength and Conditioning setting. The internship may fulfill course credit if necessary. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: assisting with supervision and execution of strength training programs for various sports, attending to daily maintenance of the training facilities, and professional development throughout internship program. Opportunities to work with many performance monitoring technologies including but not limited to: Force Plates, GPS, Omegawave, Tensiomyography and PUSH. CSCCA mentorship is available to assist your eligibility for the certification. Qualifications: Currently pursuing bachelors/masters in exercise science or related field, certified in CPR/First Aid, a strong desire to become a Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach and pursuing CSCCA, USAW, or NSCA certification(s). Compensation: This is a non-paid volunteer position. You will gain experience as well as the opportunity to learn and grow in the field of Strength & Conditioning. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file to

Ohio: Ohio University Strength and Conditioning is looking for 2 full-time UNPAID interns for spring semester. This position will assist with all sports teams at the university. Persons applying should possess either CSCS, SCCC, or USAW certification. Please send cover letter, resume, and references to Coach Dak Notestine @

Army: Army West Point Olympic Strength and Conditioning is currently seeking applications for Strength and Conditioning Interns for Spring 2019.The volunteer internship will be an unpaid position starting on January 22, 2019. Preferred applicants must be highly motivated, have a tremendous work ethic, and be interested in becoming a Strength and Conditioning/Performance Coach. Daily responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting the Strength and Conditioning Staff in all aspects of program administration. 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 and/or CSCCa SCCC certification. The position is responsible for assisting the Olympic sports strength and conditioning staff, set up and break down of all workouts, maintenance and upkeep of the weight room and facility, and hands-on experience training collegiate athletes. A Nationally accredited certification is required. If interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Send all correspondence to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Kenna Smoak via email only

Monmouth (FCS - NJ): Monmouth University, located in West Long Branch, NJ is accepting applications for Strength and Conditioning Volunteer Interns for the Spring of 2019 semester. This is an unpaid position that will work with Football, Basketball, and assigned Olympic sports. Duties include: coaching during assigned sessions, participation in the intern curriculum, teaching proper technique and safety, set up and break down of equipment the varsity weight room/on the field, enforce the rules and philosophy of the athletics department, serve as a positive role model for all student-athletes, and learn proper communication with coaches, student-athletes, and sports medicine staff. Included within the curriculum is hands-on experience with the Polar Heart Rate monitoring systems. Applicants must be highly motivated, energetic, and have a strong desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning. Preferred qualifications include CPR/First Aid Certification, currently working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science or in a related field, and have completed or are working toward a CSCS or SCCC certification. All interested applicants should make sure that this position is financially feasible before applying. Please send a resume and references to Hardu Virks-Lee at