This position will be responsible for the management and training of the comprehensive strength and conditioning programs and student-athletes as assigned by the Director of Sports Performance. Other duties include: • Coach and monitor student-athletes as assigned by the Director of Sports Performance in the area of strength and conditioning by using personal expertise in order to improve the strength and fitness level of the athletes. Teach the fundamentals and mechanics of strength and conditioning. Develop a record keeping system to insure adequate information and progress. Testing and screening of assigned athletes to monitor progress and to assess individual needs. When necessary, this will include pre-practice/pre-game warm up protocols, travel with assigned sports and nutrition consultations. • Instruct and motivate student-athletes to succeed in academic and athletic pursuits; it being understood that one of the primary goals of the University’s athletic program is to graduate its student-athletes. Provide up-to-date techniques and procedures in the area of conditioning and weight training by staying abreast of current research in strength and conditioning. • Assist in the rehabilitation of student-athletes by working in close conjunction with the athletic training staff. Continuing education in strength training research through staff meetings, sessions with interns and attending conferences/seminars. Maintain membership and serve as liaison in appropriate professional organizations. • Monitor the condition of the weight equipment and weight room and maintain appropriate contact with Athletic Support and Operations staff. Meetings with head coaches to discuss goals of the program and individual athletes and to discuss the progress of each athlete. • All of the duties described above require an understanding of and compliance with the rules of the NCAA, Conference(s), and ODU and to monitor the activities regarding compliance of all assistant coaches and other administrators involved with the program. Additionally, representing the University in a manner that projects sportsmanship, class and integrity at all times. On and off-court behavior will be considered extremely important in this regard.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree with experience equivalent to an advanced degree. Substantial experience working in NCAA Division I football or NFL program in strength and conditioning/sports performance. Ability to work with the strength and conditioning/sports performance sector of Division I Athletics. Certification through a nationally recognized strength and conditioning program (SCCC or CSCS). USAW Level 1 and FMS Level 1 certifications. CPR/AED certifications. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Nutritional certification through accredited organization. Experience working with Division I lacrosse.
About Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University a member of Conference USA.