Strength and Conditioning Coach
Penn State University
Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics, a Division I and Big Ten Conference Institution, is seeking a Strength and Conditioning Coach to cultivate a positive training environment that encourages team building, accountability, discipline, work ethic and mentally and physically healthy student-athletes. Design, organize and supervise strength and conditioning programs for Women’s Soccer and Women’s Softball. Coordinate and collaborate with Applied Health and Performance Science staff in optimizing student-athlete performance, health and wellness through the development of strategies that promote best practice within sport. Manage day-to-day athlete monitoring strategies that include various sport technologies (i.e., Catapult GPS, ForceDecks, NordBord). Develop and execute nutritional plans designed specifically for individual student-athletes to enhance on-field performance. Coordinate team nutritional needs in consultation with sports nutritionist through fueling stations, meals associated with team travel and other dietary needs. Support education for student-athletes regarding nutrition and supplementation. Develop strength and fitness evaluation techniques to measure student-athlete’s physical improvements. Play an integral part of the on-campus recruitment of student-athletes in Women’s Soccer and Women’s Softball. Communicate daily with Head Coaches and Sports Medicine staff for Women’s Soccer and Women’s Softball. Work closely with the athletic training staff on student-athlete physical rehabilitation and injury prevention. Ensure safe and functional training environments for the weight room and other conditioning facilities. Assist in identifying and purchasing needed strength and conditioning equipment. Assist in scheduling of the weight room for training purposes. Assist with the intern program, which includes planning, supervising, and evaluating. This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Master's degree preferred plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Position requirements include: collegiate strength and conditioning coach experience and current certification as a professional strength coach with the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association or National Strength and Conditioning Association.
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