Position Overview: The Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach will support the Director of Strength and Conditioning in developing programs that enhance the strength, conditioning, and movement development for student athletes. The assistant also will work collaboratively with the Sports Medicine staff to promote the health, safety, and performance of student athletes.
Department Specific Essential Job Functions: The Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach will report directly to the Director of Strength and Conditioning. The assistant will help develop, implement, and monitor daily, weekly and yearly strength and conditioning programs for assigned varsity sports programs at UCO. An emphasis on strength and conditioning will play a vital role in the future success of UCO athletic teams. The assistant will ensure the UCO weight room meets the standards of excellence in quality and functionality for modern weight training equipment, and maintains a clean and safe environment in which to train championship caliber athletic participants and teams. The assistant will aid in the proper instruction, supervision and compliance of all strength and conditioning related activities as instructed by the Director. The assistant’s time will be both 'direct teaching and supervision' for designated sports, to indirect daily and weekly supervision. The assistant also will help oversee the Performance Nutrition area and aid in the education of graduate assistant/volunteer strength coaches. The assistant will work closely with NCAA Athletic Compliance staff to ensure adherence to all applicable NCAA, Conference and University regulations. Upon notification of any NCAA violation, the assistant will report the violation to the NCAA Compliance Office. The assistant also has responsibility to follow applicable procedures and cooperate fully with any and all investigations of potential violations of NCAA, Conference, University or departmental rules and regulations. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director of Strength and Conditioning.
Qualifications/Experience Required: Requires a bachelor's degree in exercise science from an accredited college or university and at least two years of strength and conditioning coaching experience (football preferred). Current CSCS or CSCCa certification is required through the NCAA, must be obtained before employment, and be maintained throughout employment. CPR/AED certification and First Aid training are required. Extensive knowledge and comprehensive understanding of rules and regulations of NCAA Division II. Appropriate profession accomplishments and credentials.
Qualifications/Experience Preferred: Master's degree. Coaching/supervisory experience at the Division I or II level. Former colleigate athlete. Experience with velocity-based training systems.
Internal Number: 24244
About University of Central Oklahoma
With strong connections throughout the Oklahoma City metro, the University of Central Oklahoma is dedicated to developing in students the confidence to succeed through transformative learning experiences. Central prides itself as a smart investment for success, preparing future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, with access to more than 200 student organizations and the internship, employment, entertainment and cultural offerings of the rapidly growing Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Founded in 1890 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Central connects its nearly 15,000 students to unmatched value found in 122 undergraduate areas of study and 78 graduate programs from its main campus in Edmond and facilities throughout the metro area.
The Athletic Department at the University of Central Oklahoma currently supports over 400 student athletes in 15 sports including Football, Men's & Women's Basketball, Men's & Women's Golf, Baseball, Softball, Wrestling, Women's Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field and Cross Country, Women's Tennis, Women's Soccer, Women's Rowing and Women's Volleyball.