This position serves the 15 Division I sports programs housed in the athletic department and will report to the Athletic Director.
It is the responsibility of the Strength and Conditioning Coach to design, organize, implement, facilitate, oversee and evaluate all facets of the Athletic Strength and Conditioning Program. This includes the educational, monitoring and supervisory components as well as working within a shared facility.
This position will work closely with the equipment staff, sports medicine staff, and classified staff. Will also work collaboratively with relevant constituent groups.
This position will serve in an advisory role to the Athletic Director in evaluating all aspects of strength and conditioning for all student-athletes and to provide insight into possible improvements that can be made for all.
It is the responsibility of the Strength and Conditioning Coach to inform and educate Athletic Department personnel, student-athletes and support staff regarding all policies and procedures integral to strength and conditioning.
It is the responsibility of the Strength and Conditioning Coach to insure that they have collaborated with the Sports Medicine Staff to thoroughly design a coverage plan and emergency medical procedures for on and off-season conditioning and lifting.
It is the responsibility of the Strength and Conditioning Coach to seek program input, design the programs by sport and gender, mentor and supervise the assistant and see that the strength and conditioning program is engaged and functioning at a high level.
Overall Development of Strength and Conditioning Program ? ? Design, Implementation, and Supervision for Strength and Conditioning Programs in designated sports: ? Determine sports that will be assigned to Head and Assistant Strength and Conditioning coaches ? Know NCAA and conference rules as they apply to training teams and individuals-in season and out. ? Facilitate learning of proper lifting, spotting and safety techniques. ? Attend one convention annually to update knowledge base. ? Keep current records of all student-athletes that are training on a quarterly basis. ? Develop communication system and schedule with the Sports Medicine Staff member assigned to each sport for updates on student-athletes ability to train/injuries. ? Develop summer and off-season programs for designated sports. Keep accurate records and supervision. ? Communicate problems, issues and program improvement ideas involving the strength and conditioning area to the Athletic Director. ? Advertise for and utilize work-study student help. ? Learn and research team and individual conditioning specific training methods and activities. ? Meet with Head Coaches of designated sports to assess needs and plan programs ? Supervise assistant position and provide annual evaluation of assistant to Athletic Director.
Master’s Degree in a related field is preferred with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience working in collegiate Strength and Conditioning or a related area. Must possess one of the following certifications: 1. NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association Certification)-CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) 2. CSCCa (Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association Certification-SCCC (Strength and Coach Certified) 3. DBC Level 1(Professional and Collegiate Biomechanics-Strength,Fitness, and Conditioning)
Also needs to be First Aid/CPR/AED certified within the first 30 days of employment.
Master’s Degree in a related field with five (5) years of collegiate or professional experience (minimum of two (2) of those years in Division I) working as a Strength and Conditioning coach. Conditions of Employment Travel may be required a minimum of six (6) nights per year for various conferences and athletic events. Possess EMT certification. Applicants must be able to maintain a thorough knowledge of NCAA and institutional rules, regulations and policies.
Internal Number: S190219P
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