As a senior administrative staff member of the Athletic Department, the Director of Olympic Sport Strength and Conditioning will lead, manage and help set the strategic vision for a team of dedicated and invested professionals whose mission is to enhance the student athlete experience of each Olympic Sport athlete within the Utah State University Athletic Department. This position will be responsible for managing all aspects of personnel, facilities and budget matters pertaining to fifteen Olympic Sports.
The Director, reporting directly to The Vice President – Athletics Director, and working closely with the Director of Football Strength and Conditioning, will collaborate with fellow Student-Athlete Services staff members to help fulfill the vision and goals of the Utah State University Athletic Department. The Director will work to empower the strength and conditioning staff by promoting teamwork and collaboration, open lines of communication, a coach-driven student-athlete centered approach and cutting-edge methodologies aligned to best practice. Responsibilities:
Serve as liaison for newly hired and departing staff Maintain files for current players
Oversee all aspects of budget Responsible for all expense report forms Liaison with the Business office
Oversee aspects of team nutrition plans
Design, implement, supervise and monitor all facets of strength and conditioning programs of assigned teams, to include:
Periodized Annual Plans Sport specific resistance training programs Sport specific conditioning programs Individual programs when necessitated Conduct fitness testing, computation of results, and evaluation Collaboration with sports medicine to ensure all preventative and rehabilitation concerns are addressed Occasional team travel - Instruct proper lifting technique and assist in spotting when necessary Ensure that the strength and conditioning department is in compliance with NCAA, Conference and University rules and regulations. Participate in international, national, regional, and department seminars Conduct, and assist in, presentations to visiting coaches and camps Anticipate potential risks of injury, have the ability to implement emergency medical procedures Liaise with other coaches, administration, team support personnel and department members as applicable Assist in recruitment, hiring, and supervising of highly qualified and competent strength and conditioning graduate assistants Keep updated on current strength and conditioning research Maintain all required S&C certifications Maintain current CPR/AED certifications Supervise and assist in general maintenance and cleaning of facility and its equipment Ensure facility is in proper order when opening, throughout the day, and closing Must adhere to and only implement industry accepted, scientifically supported methodologies when dealing with all varsity athletes. Methods must be tested and properly implemented into the overall training plan for each athlete.
Master's degree in exercise science, sports administration or other sports/exercise related field
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist National Strength and Conditioning Association
Strength & conditioning Coach Certified Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association
CPR/AED - Must complete and pass a background check
Commitment to promote an atmosphere of compliance and adherence to institutional, conference and knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
Previous Experience at Utah State
Previous Experience as a Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
Certification/Training/Courses taken from Poliquin Group, Strength Sensei LLC, Clean Health Performance, Ultimate Performance, ISSA or Precision Nutrition
Internal Number: E1800634
About Utah State University
Since its founding in 1888, Utah State University has evolved from a small, agricultural college to one that is nationally and internationally recognized for its intellectual and technological leadership in land, water, space and life enhancement. As Utah’s land-grant and space-grant institution, the university has 850 faculty who provide education for more than 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including 10,000 in its continuing education sites located throughout the state of Utah.
Located in the city of Logan in northern Utah’s Cache Valley, Utah State is 80 miles northeast of Salt Lake City. The surrounding area, including ski resorts, lakes, rivers and mountains, makes Utah State one of the finest recreational environments in the nation. Beyond Logan Canyon and just another four hours north is Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park.
The mission of Utah State University is to be one of the nation’s premier student-centered land-grant and space-grant universities by fostering the principle that academics come first, by cultivating diversity of thought and culture, and by serving the public through learning, discovery and engagement.