Job Details

Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 5287175
  • Location: University Park, PA
  • Position Type: Athletics/Coaching

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics, a Division I and Big Ten Conference Institution, is seeking three Athletic Performance Coaches to cultivate a positive training environment that encourages team building, accountability, discipline, work ethic and mentally and physically healthy student-athletes. Sport pairings are the following:
  • Field Hockey & Men's Volleyball
  • Softball & Swimming
  • Men's Lacrosse and Women's Tennis

Responsibilities of this position include:
  • Design, organize and supervise strength and conditioning programs at an elite level for sports assigned.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with Hight Performance 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, Wellness Surveys).
  • Utilize Smartabase, Teamworks and Teams for information collecting, sharing, scheduling and communication across multiple departments.
  • 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 and implement strength and fitness evaluation techniques to measure student-athlete's physical improvements across.
  • Play an integral part of the on-campus recruitment of student-athletes in assigned sport.
  • Communicate daily with Head Coaches and Sports Medicine staff for assigned sport.
  • Communicate often with all members of the Sports Performance Team (High Performance, Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychology).
  • Work closely with the athletic training staff on student-athlete return to play and injury prevention.
  • Collaborate with Athletic Performance staff to assist in coverage, assigned projects and overall department synergy.
  • 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.

Requires a Bachelor's Degree or higher plus 1+ years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master's Degree is preferred. Current certification as a professional strength coach with the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association or National Strength and Conditioning Association required. Experience in collegiate strength and conditioning coaching preferred.

This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form, and Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

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