Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Strength & Conditioning
The Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach is responsible for the development and management of individual and group strength training programs for men and women student-athletes participating in the intercollegiate athletics program under the supervision of the Head Strength/Conditioning Coach.
Program Design: Develops and monitors strength & conditioning programs for assigned varsity athletic teams.
Foresees potential injury risks and takes preventative measures; in the event of injury capable of implementing an emergency medical procedures.
Exercise Techniques: Teaches and supervises proper lifting techniques and assists in spotting when necessary.
Supports the Strength & Conditioning Program Coordinator with all Exercise Techniques tasks, knowledge and skills responsible for.
Organization & Administration: Organizes team and supervisor orientation, follow-up meetings, in-service training meetings for supervisors, and nutrition and weight management meetings according to the Strength & Conditioning Program Coordinator schedule.
Assists with the general operation of the strength facility in the absence of the Strength & Conditioning Program Coordinator.
Assists with general maintenance and cleaning of the Strength & Conditioning facility and equipment.
Testing & Evaluation: Assists in fitness testing, computation of results, and evaluation of individual athletes.
Exercise Science: Demonstrates an understanding of human muscle physiology in order to appropriately design safe and effective exercise programs and obtain desired results.
Demonstrates an understanding of human bioenergetics and metabolism in order to appropriately design safe, effective and activity-specific exercise programs and obtain desired results.
Nutrition: Works in collaboration with assigned Post-Doctoral student and utilizes information concerning appropriate weight for student-athletes in order to prescribe training programs that bring about desired results in body composition, strength, muscular, and cardiovascular endurance.
Recognizes symptoms and behaviors associated with eating disorders utilizing physical performance evaluations and observations.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Position Qualifications
Master’s degree and two years of experience in a Division I intercollegiate strength and conditioning program. Professional strength and conditioning experience will be considered.
The department is especially interested in candidates with experience working with women’s basketball and/or golf sport programs.
-Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally to a diverse group of constituents including student-athletes, coaches, and administrators. -Knowledge of appropriate nutrition, strength and conditioning techniques, exercise safety, etc -Ability to motivate and lead in an effective manner. -Ability to organize and teach groups ranging from 2 to 25 student-athletes at one time. -C.S.C.S (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist) or CSCCa – SCCC (Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified) -CPR/AED Certified.
Internal Number: 003633
About University of Memphis Athletics
Located in a quiet residential neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee, the UofM is a major research institution. Founded in 1912, we welcome more than 21,000 students to campus every year. Diversity is one of our strengths. Students and faculty come from all over the world to be a part of the UofM experience. With 25 Chairs of Excellence and five state-approved Centers of Excellence, the school is the flagship institution of the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
And with 400 student-athletes competing in 19 different intercollegiate sports, there's a lot of room for excellence. The UofM is a charter member of the American Athletic Conference and our athletic programs compete at the highest level as an NCAA Division I institution.