Strength and Conditioning Coach

POSITION #: 3792

DEPARTMENT: IntercollegiateAthletics

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES: The Head Strength & Conditioning Coach is expected to direct a comprehensive, sports-specific strength and conditioning program for all student-athletes. Design, develop and deliver comprehensive strength, speed, agility, and conditioning programs for all Intercollegiate Athletic teams. Establish annual testing and performance measures. Teach proper execution, techniques and safety for all lifts and movement drills. Effectively motivate athletes to achieve the maximum potential in all areas of performance. Communicate and work in collaboration with athletic trainers to provide an integrated program of injury prevention, reconditioning and performance training. Work cooperatively with the department Nutritionist to develop and deliver a plan addressing performance nutrition issues for assigned teams. Assist with recruiting for each assigned team throughout the year. Must be flexible to work irregular hours. Must effectively work, write, speak, present and communicate with staff, administrators and other coaches in the athletic department. Must maintain CSCS certification and pursue professional development opportunities throughout the year.

Scheduling, budgeting, staffing, monitoring, maintenance of equipment, cleanliness and overall appearance of the Sports Performance Program.

Work in conjunction with hhead coaches or their designees to plan, organize and implement in-season sport specific strength & conditioning programs with an emphasis on developing and improving student-athlete performance and decreasing injury potential.

Provide instruction and programming for student-athletes who wish to continue voluntary strength & conditioning training outside of their declared season during the academic year.

In conjunction with interested head coaches or their designee, plan, organize and distribute voluntary summer sport specific strength & conditioning programs with an emphasis on developing and improving student-athlete performance and decreasing injury potential.

Collaborate with Sports Medicine staff relative to the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries.

Maintain compliance with all NCAA, Southland Conference and university rules and regulations.

Supervise and/ or provide relevant education for any of the following: Assistant Strength & Conditioning coach(es), coaches, student employees, or interns, and student-interns and student-athletes.

Provide regular assessments of the various programs described above.​ Otehr duties as assigned.


​​1. Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physical Education, Biology or a related field. Relevant coursework/experience could substitute for a specific degree.

2. Strength & Conditioning certification from one of the following nationally recognized certification programs: National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)/Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS); or Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCC)/Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC).

3. Two years minimum experience as a strength & conditioning coach post completion of required certification.

4. Experience and demonstrated success training male and female collegiate level student-athletes in a broad based sports program.

5. First Aid, CPR/AED Certification.

6. Ability to demonstrate a clear understanding of the department mission and goals, the NCAA Division I philosophy and the role of physical education and athletics within a private, selective, academically rigorous, liberal arts setting.​


1. Masters Degree in a related field.

2. Four years minimum experience as strength & conditioning coach post completion of required certification.

3. Experience as a student-athlete or coach

4. Fitness facility maintenance/supervision experience.

5. United States Weightlifting Level I Certification preferred.

6. Experience with the instruction of all Olympic lifts required.​

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Email cover letter and resume to Ola Adegboye, Associate AD for Internal Operations,

DATE POSTED: May 24, 2013

CLOSING DATE: Position will remain open until filled. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by June 7, 2013.


The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.