The Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach is responsible for developing and administering strength and conditioning programs for men’s and women’s athletic teams at Temple University. Under the direction of the Assistant Athletics Director of Olympic Sports Performance, the Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach will design and implement programs to improve the athletic performance of student-athletes. In addition to sports performance, the Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach will be required to implement programs for injury prevention, via corrective exercise protocols. The Assistant Coach works alongside the Assistant Athletics Director of Olympic Sports Performance and the athletic training staff to protect and preserve the health, safety, and welfare of all student-athletes. Performs other duties as assigned.
Consults with Assistant Athletics Director of Olympic Sports Performance and Head Sport Coaches in the development and implementation of effective strength and conditioning programs for Temple’s student-athletes.
Implements the physical testing of student-athletes.
Responsible for assisting with the McGonigle Hall strength and conditioning facility, including the procurement and maintenance of equipment, staffing and scheduling.
Ensures NCAA and University rules are adhered to and that the safety and well-being of student-athletes is protected at all times.
Instructs and coaches proper technique of mobility, plyometrics, speed, agility, explosive and traditional lifting, core training, and metabolic conditioning.
Assists in organizing and planning programs for sports performance and injury prevention.
Aids in individual counseling of student-athletes on subjects of nutrition, health maintenance, and academic awareness.
Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate with all student-athletes, coaches, and athletic administration.
Other duties as assigned by Assistant Athletics Director for Football Sports Performance.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in a related field and certification by the National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. Must possess at least two years related post-undergraduate experience. Demonstrated experience as a Strength and Conditioning coach at the Division I collegiate level. Demonstrated experience supervising the physical conditioning, weight-training and nutritional education of student-athletes. Prior experience instructing and coaching proper techniques of mobility, plyometrics, speed, agility, explosive and traditional lifting, core training and metabolic conditioning. Demonstrated experience working with coaches in developing sport specific programs. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated knowledge of Strength and Conditioning best practices.
Knowledge of physical conditioning, weight-training and weight/ dietary programs of student-athletes.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with student-athletes, coaches, athletic trainers and athletic administration.
Strong organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and a commitment to customer service.
Demonstrated ability to successfully work with a diverse student population.
Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
Strong integrity and character, and must share a commitment for knowing and complying with NCAA, Conference and University rules.
In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.