Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

deadline 29 October 2017
employer Northern Kentucky University
type Full-time

Northern Kentucky University
Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

The Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach will assist the Director of Sports Performance/Basketball Head Strength and Conditioning Coach in providing for the health and safety of student-athletes and the athletics staff. This position is designed to prepare the individual to become a full time strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate level and holds the responsible of insuring compliance with the NCAA, Horizon League regulations, Commonwealth of Kentucky statutes, and Northern Kentucky University policies and procedures.

Compliance with NCAA rules is of the utmost importance at Northern Kentucky University. As a member of the athletics department staff it is expected that the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach will have a full understanding of the NCAA rules that pertain to the position. It is also expected that the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach will comply with all NCAA rules and if he/she becomes aware, or have reasonable cause to believe, that a violation of a rule has occurred he/she will immediately report it to the Director of Athletics or his/her designee.

Regular duties include, but not limited to:

  • Design, organize and implement year-round Strength & Conditioning Programs for sports assigned to them by the Director of Sports Performance/Basketball Head Strength and Conditioning Coach.
  • Design, organize, implement, supervise, and administer multi-faceted training protocols and modalities that are orthopedically safe and physiologically sound for student-athletes.
  • Monitor, inspect, and insure athletics weight room equipment and facilities are maintained to protect the health and safety of student-athletes, athletics and university staff, and individuals.
  • Assist Director of Sports Performance/Basketball Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with the scheduling of all team and individual strength & conditioning training sessions in cooperation with head coaches.
  • Directly work with sport coaches on team strength & conditioning schedules, team physical and mental development tactics, and team motivation drills.
  • Maintain records for student-athletes including but not limited to: individual weights, body mass index, body fat, weight programs.
  • Communicate with athletic training staff to review injury reports, assist with the modification of training protocols, and progress injured student-athletes from injured to- full go status.
  • Schedule individual meetings with student-athletes to establish and review training / development goals
  • Administer and evaluate performance tests
  • Carry out all actions with adherence and respect to the philosophy, mission statement, and goals of Northern Kentucky University, the Athletic Department, and NCAA.
  • Maintain a working knowledge and execute all actions in compliance with the policies and procedures set forth by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Horizon League, and Northern Kentucky University.

  • Enforce all Strength & Conditioning Facility Rules and Regulations
  • Aid in the nutrition education and guidance for all sports programs.

  • Assist the Director of Sports Performance/Basketball Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with the development, supervision, and evaluation of undergraduate student intern program including hiring, training and mentoring throughout the semester.


  • Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree preferred
  • 2 years of related experience
  • SCCC certification preferred; CSCS certification required

    To apply please complete the online application at:

    Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure consideration submit application materials by September 6, 2017. Position will remain open until filled.

    Any candidate offered this position is required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

    Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

    Northern Kentucky University is a growing metropolitan university of approximately 15,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quite suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky, just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati, NKU has become a leader in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. In fall 2011, we celebrated the construction and opening of the $52.8 million and 100,000-square-foot Griffin Hall, home of NKU's College of Informatics. In 2008, we opened our $37 million, 144,000-square-foot student union building, as well as the BB&T Arena, a $60 million, 9,400-seat arena for basketball games and other events.

    The 2016-17 academic year marked the first season NKU was eligible for participation in NCAA Championships after reclassifying to Division I. The Norse qualified for the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship and NCAA Men's Basketball Championship in 2016-17.