The Head Coach, Strength and Conditioning for the Athletics Department reports to the Director of Athletics, the head coach will be responsible for the organization and management of the strength and conditioning program. This individual must have strong interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills in order to teach/coach, recruit and deal with others both inside and outside the College.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Program Development: effective develop and implement strength and conditional programs for 13 DIII athletic teams. Work with the head coaches of these programs to develop sport specific programs that align with the goals of the head coach for pre, post and during season development.
Coaching/Student-Athlete Experience: demonstrates knowledge of, and ability to develop, sport specific conditioning skills, teach strategies and philosophy of particular programs and skills; promotes student-athlete welfare and provides appropriate mentoring to student-athletes. Provide this critical element of training for the prevention of injury and the skills and level of preparedness for our student-athletes to reach their greatest level of competitiveness.
Program Administration: operates within all College, Colonial State Athletic Conference and NCAA III guidelines; work with the Athletic Training Staff to entire student-athletes are successful in injury prevention and rehabilitation efforts. Must be able to be on campus to implement workout programs 3-4 days per week throughout the academic year, provide sports specific summer workouts, and implement assessment parameters.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent required. Master’s degree preferred.
Two to three years’ experience in strength and conditioning coaching in team and individual settings or significant collegiate experience preferred.
Ability to effectively teach and coach students in both a team and individual setting.
Certification by one of the following National Certification Organizations required. National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA).
Ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of people in a manner that positively portrays the College and its programs, personnel, and philosophies.
Must possess a current driver’s license valid in the State of Pennsylvania and a driving record insurable by the College’s insurer.
Successful clearance of a criminal history record check.