Assistant Coach, Strength and Conditioning

Tucson, AZ
Jan 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Administration and Athletics


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The position of Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach is a full-time, benefits-eligible, annually appointed position in the University of Arizona Athletics Department. The purpose of this position is development and management of strength and conditioning programs for Division I varsity sports as well as management of the Strength and Conditioning facility.

The University’s strength in undergraduate education and scientific research is paralleled by its excellence on the playing fields, courts and other venues of its 21-sport Intercollegiate Athletic Program. The Arizona Wildcats compete in the tradition-rich Pacific-12 Conference, “The Conference of Champions.” For a more comprehensive view of what makes working in our department unique, please visit the websites at:

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist Director of Strength & Conditioning for Football in all characteristics for Football programs. These characteristics include strength, speed, conditioning, nutrition, GPS tracking, body profile management, and functional stages of rehabilitation for injured athletes cleared for participation by the medical staff
  • Instruct in Olympic lifting techniques, plyometric progressions and sprint development
  • Test and evaluate athletic performance on strength, power, flexibility, body fat percentage and specific conditioning
  • Assist with counseling of student-athletes along with a certified nutritionists regarding diet, nutrition and weight control
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of a GPS database for assigned student-athletes.
  • Enforce the rules and regulations governing the activity in the weight room
  • Be self-motivated, results-oriented, and have a positive demeanor
  • Additional duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Able to multi-task with frequent interruptions.
  • Able to work nights and weekends as necessary

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science or a related field
  • Experience as a strength and conditioning coach
  • Must be able to demonstrate effective and sound written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Exercise Science or a related field.
  • Previous experience handling and collecting data from several sport science platforms (GPS, heart rate variability, heart rate, hydration, velocity based training, etc.)
  • USAW Certification.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:

40+ nights and weekends

Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:


Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Derek van der Merwe
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume, Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Please answer these additional NCAA related questions. Attach your responses to the application as a separate document in the "Additional Document" slot.

1.Describe your knowledge of NCAA and Pac-12 Conference rules and regulations relating to academics, satisfactory progress, and eligibility.

2.Please list below any experience you have had since 2015 with high school or college student-athletes. This includes working or volunteering in any capacity with a high school, AAU, sports club, junior college or 4-year institution student-athlete, athletics team or department.

3.Applicants for this position are subject to the following NCAA Bylaws 11.4.2,,, 11.4.3,,, 11.4.4,, and You may be asked about these Bylaws in an interview, and you may be asked to sign a future affirmation confirming the same prior to or upon your employment by The University of Arizona, if you are selected for employment. Do you understand that by submitting your application for employment you are affirming that you have read these Bylaws, and that such Bylaws would not preclude your employment by The University of Arizona?

4.Are you the parent, coach, relative or guardian of a prospective student-athlete (i.e., student in 9-12 grade or 7–12 grade for men’s basketball or junior college student) in the sport of men’s basketball, women’s basketball or football or have any other type of association with any prospective student-athlete in the sports of men’s basketball, women’s basketball or football? If yes, please explain.

5.Is your potential employment within the athletic department conditioned upon the enrollment of any prospective student-athlete (i.e., student in 9-12 grade, 7-12 grade for men's basketball or junior college) in the sport of men's basketball, women's basketball or football? If Yes, please explain.

6.Do you understand that failure to disclose any information related to your affiliation with a prospective student-athlete (student in 9-12 grade, 7-12 grade for men's basketball or junior college) in the sports of football, men's basketball or women's basketball might render your application ineligible for consideration?</p>

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.