Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

deadline 21 June 2019
employer Midwestern State University Texas
type Full-time

Midwestern State University Texas is currently accepting applications for the position of Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning coach. This is a 2 year commitment beginning with the 2019-20 academic year and includes a $3100 per semester stipend (no tuition). Ideal candidates are those who have made the decision to become high school or college coaches, understand how tuition and fees will be paid, possess the strength and stamina to handle the daily disciplines of academic and coaching responsibilities. Must have a great work ethic, strong communication skills, and be passionate about continued growth and development as a coach of athletes while completing a graduate program.

What we’re looking for in you:
-Educated & Certified - must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education, Exercise Science (or related field) and be working toward certification with CSCCa, USAW, NSCA. Current USAW certification is preferred. Must be certified in First Aid and CPR.
-A Commitment to Coach - a career decision has been made.
-A Desire to Teach - embrace on the job training for the purpose of sharing with others.
-A Mission First Mindset - you want to work for an idea and cause bigger than yourself.
-A Willingness to Grind & Grow - a self-starter with a sense of pride in what you do and how you do it; a get things done lifestyle. This is not for everyone.
-A Strategic & Tactical Thinker - understand and value planning the work then working the plan with the ability to step back and see the big picture.
-A Practitioner - experience as a student-athlete; time spent training, conditioning, practicing & competing.

What you’ll find in us:
-Coaches that Love the Craft - teaching, training, testing; not a system but a philosophy of power development; low tech with high effect.
-People First Professionals - in the ever changing landscape of strength & conditioning nothing matters without the student-athlete; names before numbers.
-Dedicated and Driven - fully engaging our heads, hands and hearts in our tasks; it’s a way of life.
-Objective Optimism - embrace reality, envision a better reality, work really hard to make it really happen; no room for negativity.
-Working Togetherness - shared responsibilities and learning opportunities, a small group with a common goal. You will learn as much from working with us as we will learn from working with you; a commitment cadre.

What you’ll do here:
-Assist in all aspects of the MSU Texas Strength & Conditioning program.
-Design, implement, and evaluate training programs for assigned teams.
-Effectively guide and teach progressions and techniques of all training activities.
-Supervision of all training activities; setting the example for conduct.
-Assist with the maintenance and upkeep of the weight room and conditioning areas.
-Other related duties as assigned by the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach.
-Maintain a 3.0 GPA each term/cumulative while progressing towards and completing a graduate program.

Prospective candidates should be prepared to work a variety of times including days, nights, weekends and holidays. Hours will vary throughout the semester and may include early mornings, evenings, and weekends The ability to withstand adverse weather conditions, i.e. extreme heat or cold is also necessary.

To apply: please email a letter of interest, resume and references to