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Wednesday February 22, 2012

Wednesday February 22, 2012

Houston: Former University of Arizona associate director of performance enhancement Brian Odom has been hired at Houston as the co-director of sports performance / director of football strength & conditioning.

Good video of Odom showing how he trains his players at Houston

South Alabama: The University of South Alabama Department of Strength & Conditioning is currently accepting applications for 5 full-time intern positions for the summer semester. Successful candidates can expect to work full time for the duration of the 9-week internship starting May 23. This is a non-paid position but free apparel will be provided to the student during participation. Application for the internship at the University of South Alabama should include a cover letter, resume, and have a bachelor’s degree or college senior at an accredited institution. Applications for the spring semester will be due by March 15, after which the candidates will be contacted for an in person interview. The intern must also be willing to work early mornings and late nights during the week and weekends. A liability form must be signed before participation stating the university will not be held responsible for any injuries that may occur during the internship. If there are any further questions pertaining to the internship feel free to contact, the information is listed below. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; assisting the Full-time Strength and Conditioning Coaches with the design and implementation of sport specific strength, speed, agility and quickness programs. The coaches at the University of South Alabama are Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist's through the NSCA and are also Certified Sports Performance Coaches through the United States Weightlifting Association. The Head Strength is also a Strength and Conditioning Certified Coach through the CSCCa and an approved mentor. After a 640-hour internship is completed at the University of South Alabama the interns will be eligible to sit for the SCCC exam at the CSCCa conference the following May. Please send cover letter, resume and three references to Jon Hersel, Associate Strength & Conditioning Coach at

Albright College: An NCAA Division III institution, and a member of the highly competitive Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC), is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Strength & Conditioning Intern Coach. Qualifications: BS degree in Exercise Science or related field required. Certification in CPR and First Aid required. Candidates with CSCS will be given preference. Experience as an intercollegiate athlete or working with college athletes preferred. The successful applicant should have strong communication and organizational skills; as well as outstanding character and leadership qualities. The candidate should have a desire to become a strength coach at the high school, collegiate or professional level. A one year commitment will be expected by the successful candidate. Duties: Work closely with the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach in developing intercollegiate athletes from 23 sports to reach their full athletic potential. Other duties include: designing specific S&C programs for each sport, setting workout schedules, implementing workouts, coaching athletes on proper technique, reporting testing results and other duties as assigned by the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach and the Athletic Director. The successful applicant must follow all rules and guidelines set forth by the NCAA Division III, the Middle Atlantic Conference, and Albright College. Compensation: This intern position includes a $3,500 annual stipend paid over a ten month contract, free off-campus housing (shared with two other coaches, each in own room), free utilities and free meal plan in campus dining hall. A tuition waiver for Masters level classes in Education is also included. No health insurance or retirement benefits are included with this position. How to apply: Email resume and cover letter along with the names and phone numbers of three professional references to No phone calls please. Applications will be reviewed immediately and accepted until the position is filled.

Marshall: Former Hofstra head strength & conditioning coach Scott Wilks has joined the Marshall staff as assistant strength & conditioning coach.