Director of Basketball Performance
The Director of Basketball Performance will evaluate and supervise Men’s basketball periodized strength and conditioning programs to reduce injury; facilitate comprehensive movement assessments, enhance total athlete performance, ensure safe equipment usage; emphasis will be placed on implementation, supervision and teaching progressions for: resistance training, cardiovascular, speed, plyometric, flexibility and functional movement; as well as maintain accurate electronic records for each team and student-athlete to monitor progress. Design and implement comprehensive year-round programming (movement assessments, speed, strength and conditioning) for the athletic development and enhancement of student-athletes; maintain accurate and timely electronic records for monitoring prescribed and completed program variables.
In coordination with the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Performance, develop and implement: comprehensive injury prevention, performance enhancement, and functional performance screening and testing; utilization of performance monitoring technology (e.g., heart rate monitoring, GPS, sleep monitoring, velocity-based training modalities, etc.) as a tool to better plan and adjust training plans, continuously seek continuing education opportunities and explore current tools and techniques, utilize evolving advances in technology to benefit and enhance each sport's training philosophy and serve the sport coach by providing specific and tangible information regarding their athletes' physical status and abilities.
Work in conjunction with the Assistant AD of Sports Performance and Sports Medicine staff on collaborative performance screening on a yearly basis. Be an integral part of an advocate for the high- performance model within the Athletic Department for assigned teams. Collaborate on Rehabilitation plans per medical direction for appropriate modifications. Ensure that nutrition plans are carried out for student athletes in collaboration with the dietitian.
Communicate, collaborate and interact with coaches, athletic trainers, administrative staff, and Towson Research Academy of Collaborative Sport Science to apply evidence-based practice for strength and conditioning. Understand and comply with all department policies and procedures, as well as NCAA and Colonial Athletic Association rules and regulations. Promote execution of the Athletic Department’s strategic plan by adhering to its mission and core values, and acting upon its goals and strategies.
Maintain knowledge of emergency procedures, including CPR/AED and first aid. Comply with all Towson Conditioning policies and procedures and support catastrophic injury prevention. Other duties at the discretion of the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance as assigned.
QualificationsBachelor’s degree with three years of Strength and Conditioning experience. Must hold credentials from any of the following NSCA or CSCC; current First Aid/CPR/AED certification required. Demonstrated experience and strong knowledge base in performance and injury prevention program development of the collegiate athletics population. Have experience with the utilization of player monitoring technology, specifically heart rate and GPS data (catapult, playertech, etc). Strong verbal and written communication skills. Commitment to student-athlete wellbeing, health & safety in a competitive environment. Ability to collaborate in a holistic sports performance model with a multi-disciplinary team.
•Master’s Degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Sport Science, Nutrition or related fields.
•Experience at the NCAA Division I collegiate or professional sports.
•Experience with basketball.
•International Strength & Conditioning Association certification.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Organization: Executive Division
Primary Location: Main Campus
Job Posting: Aug 14, 2019