Centre College, founded in 1819, offers its students a world of opportunities, highlighted by the nation’s #3 ranked study abroad program, ranked #46 by US News of national liberal arts colleges, and recently tabbed as one of the top 100 colleges in the nation for sports lovers, coming in at #47 (across all NCAA Divisions) for student-athlete experience according to Money magazine and Sports Illustrated. Located on 152-acres in Danville, Ky., the heart of the Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky, Centre is a proud member of the NCAA Division III, a founding member of the Southern Athletic Association.
Centre College invites qualified applicants for the full-time position of Head Strength and Conditioning Coach / Director of the Buck Fitness Center. Reporting to the Associate Director of Athletics/Senior Women's Association, this position serves as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for 24 intercollegiate Division III programs, in addition to providing oversight of the Buck Fitness Center and the future fitness space in the Initiative for Wellness and Athletics Excellence (IWAE) project.
This position requires compliance with all NCAA, SAA, and Centre College rules and regulations and to and mindful of the College’s core values of diversity and inclusion.
With groundbreaking this summer, Centre Athletics is constructing the $50 million Initiative for Wellness and Athletics Excellence (IWAE) project. The transformational facility will feature a new indoor fieldhouse, with a 200-meter track plus indoor turf, a 50-meter natatorium, a new baseball facility, plus a new stadium for football, men’s lacrosse, and track and field. Included in this strategic initiative is over 6,000 square feet of additional strength and conditioning space.
Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. CSCS certification required, with a minimum of two years’ experience in strength and conditioning coaching, preferably at the collegiate level; must hold current First-Aid and CPR certifications. Demonstrated knowledge and coaching skills in the areas of strength and conditioning of Division III student-athletes; a commitment to the Division III philosophy; a commitment to diversity and the ability to work effectively with diverse populations; and knowledge of NCAA and SAA rules. Additional qualifications include communication skills that allow for the ability to teach, motivate, and counsel student-athletes effectively as well as being self-motivated, positive, energetic, and eager to teach. Ability to foster a team environment as well as the ability and desire to work successfully within a team-oriented athletic department is essential.