The Strength and Conditioning coach is responsible for all aspects of developing and implementing successful year-round sport-specific strength and conditioning programs for student-athletes in all intercollegiate athletic teams with a focus on enhancing performance, injury prevention, and injury recovery programs. This includes, but is not limited to: instruction of proper techniques, physical performance evaluating and testing, managing, scheduling, maintenance, and upkeep of the weight room facility, and adhering to all rules and regulations of the University, NCAA, and applicable conference.
- Plan a comprehensive strength and conditioning program designed to meet student athlete’s needs.
- Design strength and conditioning programs in consultation with coaching and athletic training staff for all student-athletes.
- Coordinate with athletic training staff to ensure proper injury rehabilitation protocols.
- Work with athletic training staff on injury prevention programs for all 10 intercollegiate sports.
- Communicate with coaches to address team needs and to schedule training sessions.
- Supervision and evaluation of possible graduate assistant, intern, or volunteer strength and conditioning coaches.
- Responsible for oversight and maintenance of the student-athlete weight room.
- Responsible for oversight of budget, staff, and administrative processes related to the strength and conditioning program.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
- Advanced knowledge of strength and conditioning techniques, energy systems, and expenditure for various sports, sports nutrition, anatomy and physiology, and periodization.
- Advanced knowledge of therapeutic modalities, and physical rehabilitation.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Strong organizational skills.
- An ability to counsel and motivate athletes.