Job Purpose Towson University is accepting applications for a Strength and Conditioning Coach. Under the Supervision of the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Performance the Strength and Conditioning Coach will serve as an integral member of the Athletic Department's multidisciplinary Performance Team and will directly communicate and collaborate with head coaches, assistant strength and conditioning coaches, team physicians, athletic trainers, dietitian, sport psychologist and other exercise science and allied health personnel to deliver comprehensive, practical and evidence based performance optimization strategies that foster an environment for injury prevention, performance enhancement, recovery, and reconditioning.
Description The Strength and Conditioning Coach will perform duties to include but are not limited to leading, evaluating and supervising the daily operations of the strength and conditioning program; facilitate comprehensive movement assessments, supervision, design and implementation of periodized strength and conditioning programs that reduce injury, enhance performance, ensure safe equipment usage; emphasis will be placed on implementation, supervision and teaching progressions for: resistance training, cardiovascular, speed, plyometric, flexibility and functional movement; as well as maintain accurate electronic records for each team and student-athlete to monitor progress. Other duties at the discretion of the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Performance as assigned. Design and implement comprehensive year-round programming (movement assessments, speed, strength and conditioning) for the athletic development and enhancement of student-athletes; maintain accurate and timely electronic records for monitoring prescribed and completed program variables
In coordination with the Sr. Associate AD for Sports Medicine and Performance and Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Performance, lead the development and implementation of: comprehensive injury prevention, performance enhancement, and functional performance screening and testing; utilization of performance monitoring technology (e.g., heart rate monitoring, GPS, sleep monitoring, velocity-based training modalities, etc.) as a tool to better plan and adjust training plans, continuously seek continuing education opportunities and explore current tools and techniques, utilize evolving advances in technology to benefit and enhance each sport's training philosophy and serve the sport coach by providing specific and tangible information regarding their athletes' physical status and abilities. Communicate, collaborate and interact with coaches, athletic trainers, administrative staff, and Towson Research Academy of Collaborative Sport Science to apply evidence based practice for strength and conditioning.
Monitor the condition of equipment and request repairs or replacement as necessary. Cooperate with all coaches and administrative staff within the intercollegiate athletics programs to enhance overall departmental operations. Understand and comply with all department policies and procedures, as well as NCAA and Colonial Athletic Association rules and regulations. Perform additional administrative duties assigned by Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Performance.
Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Sport Science, Nutrition or related fields. Experience working in strength and conditioning at collegiate level. Must hold current certification from either NSCA or CSCCa. First Aid/CPR/AED certification required. Demonstrated experience and strong knowledge base in performance and injury prevention program development of the collegiate athletics population. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Commitment to student-athlete well-being, health & safety in a competitive environment. Ability to collaborate in developing a holistic sports performance model.
Master's Degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Sport Science, Nutrition or related fields.
Experience at the NCAA Division I collegiate or professional sports.
Experience working with Lacrosse and Women's sports.
Experience with energy system development.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
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