Under the supervision of the Head Coach - Strength and Conditioning, the primary responsibility of the Assistant Coach is to provide instruction, coaching expertise and leadership to the student athletes of the intercollegiate sports programs at Colorado Mesa University.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develop and implement successful sport specific strength and conditioning programs for student-athletes in assigned sport programs.
- Assist and/or direct pre-season, in-season, post-season, and summer strength and conditioning workouts.
- Instruct student-athletes in proper training techniques, speed development, plyometric, and assist with injury rehabilitation and recovery methods.
- Assist in physical performance testing and evaluation.
- Lead and motivate student-athletes to maximize their potential.
- Enforce weight room policies.
- Assist in department education of supplement use and banned substances.
- Remain current on all trends, methods, and certifications related to strength and conditioning.
- Must effectively communicate with student-athletes, coaches, administration, and support staff.
- Work effectively with department support services personnel to enhance student-athlete welfare and development.
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university is required. Master's Degree from an accredited college or university is preferred.
- Two years in strength and conditioning in intercollegiate athletics or professional team setting or equivalent experience required. Experience in Division II athletics is preferred.
- NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) required, USAW preferred.
- Experience in weight room organization and management, knowledge of nutrition and its effect on physical conditioning as well as familiarity with rehabilitation programs for student-athletes and the ability to work with sports medicine staff preferred.
- Must have demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with student-athletes, coaches, administration, and support staff.
- Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to NCAA, university and conference rules and regulations is required.