The Head Strength Coach for Football will be responsible for the overall design, implementation, and direction of all strength and conditioning programs for the University of Louisville Football program. This position reports to the Associate Athletic Director for Student Health & Performance, in consultation with the Head Football Coach.
Design and implementation of all strength and conditioning programs for the football program, including student-athlete assessments/testing, charting workouts, and reporting student-athlete progress to the Head Coach (weight amounts, testing numbers)
Oversee a staff of four full-time strength coaches
Instruct student-athletes on effective, proper and safe strength and conditioning techniques and use of equipment
Collaborate with athletic trainers in designing injury prevention and injury reconditioning programs; provide injury monitoring and mitigation information
Collaborate with and assist sport nutritionist in program implementation
Implement all warm-up routines and methods for games and competition, including practices
Assist with substitutions and injuries on game days
Provide positive support to student-athletes
Assist in combine and Pro Day training
Maintain a safe and effective weight room with a focus on the health and welfare of the student-athlete
Administer the strength and conditioning program in compliance with all University and NCAA rules
Other duties as assigned by the Associate AD for Student-Athlete Health & Performance and/or Head Coach
Bachelor degree in Physical Education, Exercise Physiology or a related field. Four years' experience as a weight/strength coach at the college level, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certification as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) or strength and conditioning coach certified (SCCC). CPR/AED and First Aid Certification. Grade EX.
Master's degree in Exercise Science or a related field
Proficiency with all Olympic lifts and variations
Working knowledge of conditioning, speed, and agility training
Working knowledge of modern periodization models
Previous work experience at a NCAA Division I program
About University of Louisville Athletic Association
The University of Louisville is a state supported research university located in Kentucky's largest metropolitan area. UofL is a NCAA Division I institution with an athletics program that competes at the Football Bowl Subdivision level as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. UofL sponsors 23 varsity sports programs, including 10 men's and 13 women's teams. For more about UofL, visit www.louisville.edu or www.gocards.com.