Assistant/Associate Coach, Strength & Conditioning
Job no: 499792
College / VP Area: Athletics & Recreation Svcs
Work type: Staff
Categories: Athletics, Full Time
Pay Grade: 29E
Context of the Job:
The Assistant/Associate Coach, Strength and Conditioning, is a valued member within the University and Department of Athletics, Community & Campus Recreation (DACCR), upholding and embracing the departmental mission of “Achieving Excellence Together.” Under the general direction of the Associate Athletic Director for Strength & Conditioning. The Assistant/Associate Coach, Strength and Conditioning is responsible for designing, implementing, and supervising strength and conditioning training programs for male and female athletes on assigned sports teams that compete at the NCAA Division I level, within the philosophy and guidelines of the department. The incumbent is responsible for risk management in the weight/strength facility and overseeing equipment maintenance. The incumbent is also responsible for providing leadership, management, and oversight of comprehensive data collection/analysis and monitoring applications with a focus on optimizing student-athlete performance. The incumbent is to manage programming designed to collect, coordinate, and analyze data and work collaboratively with all areas of sport performance and assigned sport coaches using data informed decisions.
Coaching- Strength and Conditioning 85%
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- The design, implementation, and supervision of strength, speed, agility, and conditioning programs for intercollegiate sports.
- Assist in daily operations of the BCC and Flacco strength training center, which includes risk management and equipment maintenance.
- Implement training of student-athletes in proper weight-lifting techniques and conditioning practices. Record and interpret results, then evaluate the appropriate correlation of fitness components necessary to meet optimal individual performance levels.
- Bridge the gap with functional rehabilitation with student-athletes in collaboration with the Sports Medicine staff and Athletic Training with the goal of reconditioning athletes following an injury.
- Assist in aspects of recruiting and promotion of the sports training center.
- Assist with the student internship program
- Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
- Proficient in social media and Microsoft office.
- Work in collaboration with all Sport Performance staff to service student-athletes.
Sports Performance Analytics 15%:
- Utilize Sparta Science/Force Plate testing sessions for all assigned varsity programs.
- implement correctives in programming per Sparta data
- Utilize GPS Technology and Data for assigned teams.
- Utilize EliteForm/VBT Technology for assigned teams.
- Attend and provide feedback on student athletes' development during CARE meetings.
- Incorporate Well-Hen Data and Self-Care when appropriate.
- Collaborate with Sports Science, Athletic Training & Performance Nutrition about Bodyweight & Injury Analysis, and GPS data analysis based on student-athletes' overall mileage/distance covered per session/per week for nutritional/recovery purposes.
- Bachelor's degree required, in related field. Degree in an exercise science-related field preferred. Master’s Degree preferred.
- Two years of direct Strength & Conditioning experience in intercollegiate athletics.
- Experience integrating multiple tracking and assessment tools to assess and drive optimal performance and recovery.
- CSCS certification from the National Strength & Conditioning Association, or CSCCa certification from the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Association
- Certifications in First Aid (ARC), CPR (ARC or AHA), and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is required within six months of employment.
- Knowledge of the principles of strength and conditioning programming, resistance and weight training principles, techniques, and equipment.
- Effective organizational, personnel supervision, communication, and computer skills.
- Knowledgeable of NCAA rules and policies.
- Work early mornings, late afternoons, evenings, and weekends regularly, and travel with teams periodically.
Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.
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