Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

deadline 16 July 2017
employer Lamar University
type Full-time


  • Provide expertise, guidance, and training in the area of strength training and physical conditioning for all student-athletes and sports teams at Lamar University.
  • Design and implement strength and conditioning programs that enhance athletic performance and reduce the risk of injury.
  • Assist the strength and conditioning department by designing and implementing programs, regularly testing the student-athletes to determine the effectiveness of the programs and maintaining accurate records of student-athlete's progress.
  • Responsible for the supervision and daily upkeep of the sport performance facilities.
  • Strict adherence to established NCAA, Southland Conference, Lamar University and Texas State University System rules and regulations.
  • A violation of these rules and regulations can lead to disciplinary action including termination.


  • Assists with the management of the strength & conditioning department, Works directly with the head sport coaches to design and implement of strength and conditioning programs for student-athletes and sports teams.
  • Assist with regular testing of student-athletes to determine the effectiveness of the programs
  • Maintain accurate records of student-athlete's progress within the strength & conditioning department
  • Report the progress of student-athletes to the Director of Strength & Conditioning and the respective head coach
  • Assist with the scheduling and daily upkeep of all strength & conditioning facilities
  • Provide for the proper supervision of student-athletes to ensure that all student-athletes receive proper instruction on the safe usage of weight machines and free weights
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Strength & Conditioning.


  • Bachelor's Degree in exercise science or related field; Master's degree preferred
  • Current first aid, CPR and AED certification required
  • Knowledge of strength training, speed, agility, flexibility, nutrition and cardiovascular conditioning required
  • Knowledge/commitment to the rules and regulations of the NCAA, Southland Conference, Texas State University System and Lamar University required
  • Certification through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa-SCCC) or National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CSCS) required
  • Certification through United States Weightlifting (USAW-Sport Performance Coach) preferred
  • Two or more years of strength and conditioning experience at the collegiate level strongly preferred
  • Experience coaching basketball and student-athletes of diverse backgrounds preferred
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills, Demonstrate the ability to motivate a variety of student-athletes on a daily basis
  • Demonstrate initiative and leadership qualities on a daily basis.

Reports Directly to the: Director of Strength & Conditioning.

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