The Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach will assist the Director of Sports Performance in providing for the health and safety of student-athletes and the athletics staff. The Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach is responsible for maximizing a student-athletes athletic abilities through the design and implementation of a year-round Strength and Conditioning program for assigned sports. The Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach will work closely with head coaches to ensure programming aligns with the desired outcomes.
Compliance with NCAA rules is of the utmost importance at Northern Kentucky University. As a member of the athletics department staff it is expected that the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach will have a full understanding of the NCAA rules that pertain to the position. It is also expected that the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach will comply with all NCAA rules and if he/she becomes aware, or have reasonable cause to believe, that a violation of a rule has occurred he/she will immediately report it to the Director of Athletics or his/her designee.
-Design, organize, implement, supervise, and administer Year-Round Strength & Conditioning (Speed, Agility, Quickness, Plyometric, Flexibility, and Nutrition) Training Programs for sports assigned to them by the Head Strength Coach. -Current sport assignments (subject to change): Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Men’s Men’s Track & Field, Women’s Track & Field, Men’s Tennis, Women’s Tennis, Men’s Golf, Women’s Golf -Design, organize, implement, supervise, and administer multi-faceted training protocols and modalities that are orthopedically safe and physiologically sound for student-athletes. -Monitor, inspect, and insure athletics weight room equipment and facilities are maintained to protect the health and safety of student-athletes, athletics and university staff, and individuals. -Assist the Director of Sports Performance with the scheduling all team and individual strength & conditioning training sessions in cooperation with the head coach of each specific sport -Directly work with sport coaches on team strength & conditioning schedules, team physical and mental development tactics, and team motivation drills. -Maintain records for teams and individuals including but not limited to: individual weights, body mass index, body fat, weight programs. -Communicate with Sports Medicine staff to review injury reports, assist with the modification of training protocols, and progress injured student-athletes from injured –to- full go status. -Schedule individual meetings with student-athletes to establish and review training / development goals -Administer and evaluate performance tests -Maintain office hours for the convenience of student-athletes and coaching staff to allow for both team lifting and conditioning and open hours for individuals. -Carry out all actions with adherence and respect to the philosophy, mission statement, and goals of Northern Kentucky University, the Athletic Department, and NCAA. -Maintain a working knowledge and execute all actions in compliance with the policies and procedures set forth by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Horizon League, and Northern Kentucky University. -Enforce all Strength & Conditioning Facility Rules and Regulations -Aid in the nutrition education and guidance for all sports programs. -Develop and supervise an undergraduate student intern program including hiring, training and mentoring throughout the semester. -Maintain all technology in weight room, including management of current software used in program design, up keep of technological hardware, and researching new or growing technological advances in sports performance
Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science or related field required, Masters Degree preferred.
1 year of collegiate strength and conditioning experience is required.
CSCS certification is required; SCCC certification is preferred.
Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure consideration submit application materials by December 6th.
Any candidate offered this position is required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Northern Kentucky University is a growing metropolitan university of approximately 15,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky, just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati, NKU has become a leader in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students’ names. In fall 2018, we celebrated the construction and opening of the $105 million Health Innovation Center (HIC), home of NKU’s College of Health Professionals and the Institute for Health Innovation. St. Elizabeth Healthcare invested $8 million to construct and equip the two-story Simulation Center. In 2008, we opened the Truist Arena, a $60 million, 9,400-seat arena for basketball games and other events, as well as our $37 million, 144,000-square-foot student union building.
After a successful stint in Division II, NKU transitioned to Division I is 2012-13. Success has continued at the Division I level, highlighted by the men’s basketbal...l team qualifying for the NCAA Tournament or NIT in four of the last five years, which includes three NCAA Tournament qualifications. Women’s soccer has both a Horizon League regular-season and tournament championship to go along with a berth in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Volleyball won the 2019 Horizon League Tournament and qualified as one of two Horizon League teams to reach the NCAA Tournament that season. Individual success has also been prominent for Norse student-athletes. Men’s golfer Jacob Poore won the 2018 Horizon League Championship and competed in the Columbus Region of the 2018 NCAA Championship. Griffin Doersching not only competed in the 2019 Rocket Mortgage College Home Run Derby, but the slugger belted an astounding 20 homers in the final round to win the event on ESPN. Two Norse have also been named All-Americans, with men’s basketball player Drew McDonald garnering AP All-American Honorable Mention status in 2019 and women’s soccer player Kailey Ivins earning a spot on the United Soccer Coaches All-America Third-Team this past year.
NKU student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom as well, posting a cumulative grade point average of 3.42 in the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. This marks 20-straight semesters in which Norse student-athletes have registered at least a 3.0, 14 in a row at or above a 3.2 and 8-consecutive with at least a 3.37 GPA. The fall 2020 semester featured 109 student-athletes that posted individual GPA’s of at least 3.60, while the spring 2021 semester featured 104 student-athletes. Approximately 60 student-athletes have garnered academic or scholar all-America status from either CoSIDA or their respective coaches associations.