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Head Strength Coach

Employer
Murray State University
Location
Murray, KY

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Posting Number:

20240043EX

Job Title:

Head Strength Coach

About Murray State:

Located in the West Kentucky region, Murray State University is a public, comprehensive University which offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. Learn more about Careers at Murray State University.

About Murray State Benefits:

Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, generous paid holidays, vacation, sick, and paid parental leave, as well as many other benefit offerings. Please refer to the Murray State Benefits page for more information.

Equal Opportunity Employment/Diversity Information:

Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:

Murray, KY

Employment Term:

12 Months

Position Type:

Staff - Exempt (Monthly)

Department:

Athletics Internal Operations

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The Head Strength Coach will be responsible for the design and implementation of training protocols for the assigned teams and athletes.
Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Design and implement strength and conditioning training protocols for all teams and athletes assigned to the weight room.
  • Serve as the primary strength and conditioning coach for a revenue sport and secondary for four other sports as assigned.
  • Supervise one full-time assistant strength coach assigned as primary strength & conditioning coach for other sports.
  • Co-lead development and administration of the Racer Nutrition/refueling program, in collaboration with nutrition & dietetics staff/resources on campus and volunteer and/or student assistance.
  • Supervision of the workout sessions for each team.
  • Instruction of proper techniques for strength and conditioning.
  • Supervision of additional/approved non-full-time weight room employees (this may include graduate assistants or student workers)
  • Maintain detailed inventory and make recommendations for the purchase of new equipment.
  • Arrange for maintenance and repairs of the weight room equipment to ensure safety.
  • Ensure safe operation and professional supervision of the strength conditioning facility.
  • Communicate at a high level.
  • Assist the athletic training staff in rehabilitation and injury prevention as needed.
  • Coordinate weekly strength and conditioning meetings.

As a member of the Murray State University Athletics Department, you shall comply with all applicable NCAA rules and regulations as provided in the NCAA Division I Manual. If you are found in violation of NCAA regulations, you shall be subject to disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination of employment for significant or repetitive violations.

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • Must have valid applicable certification per NCAA guidelines.
  • Two years of strength and conditioning experience at the collegiate level.
  • One year of direct oversight or participation in administration of strength and conditioning program for collegiate football program.
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (CSCC) and/or Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) license required.
  • CPR & First Aid Certification per NCAA guidelines also required.
  • Ability to effectively setup, manage and/or administer weight room workouts/equipment.
  • Have the ability to work well with students, faculty, community, and media.
  • Have demonstrated understanding and strong commitment to cultural diversity.
  • Have good communication skills.
  • Have strong leadership skills.
  • Have strong organizational skills.

Work Hours:

  • Early morning and evening work hours likely. Weekend work hours likely. Will be required to travel with assigned primary team.

Posting Date:

05/06/2024

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Along with the application, the following items must be included:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Three (3) references

For best consideration, please submit a completed application along with all required materials by May 13, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Organization

For 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 9,500 today. Murray State blends educational opportunities found at research institutions with collaborative interactions among students, faculty and staff found at smaller universities.  Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

 

Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities.  Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. 

Recent Accolades: 

  • U.S. News & World Report (32 consecutive years as a top-tier university) and top 10 in south region for Top Public Schools, Best Value and Best College for Veterans 
  • Washington Monthly Best Bang for the Buck
  • G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School 
  • Forbes Best Employers List

 

 

Located in the west Kentucky region, Murray State is a public, comprehensive University with four colleges (business; science, engineering and technology; humanities and fine arts; education and human services)– and two schools (agriculture; nursing and health professions).  The University's 236-acre main campus is located in Murray, Kentucky and offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs. Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, as well as many other benefit offerings.

 

The city of Murray, located in Calloway County, offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. 

Company info
Website
Telephone
(270) 809-2146
Location
412 Sparks Hall
Murray
KY
42071
US

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