Head Strength & Conditioning Coach/Exercise Fitness Specialist
Current Job Description
- Implement periodized strength training programs based on seasonal goals and specific needs of the sport for: Football, Men's and Women's Basketball, Baseball, Men's and Women's Volleyball, Softball, Men's and Women's Soccer, Golf, Dive, and Swim.
- Develop metabolic conditioning programs, and incorporate acceleration and speed mechanics to enhance performance.
- Support and communicate with instructors, team doctors, athletic trainers and coaches to serve student-athlete needs.
- Assist with fitness/wellness center supervision including enforcement of safe practices, equipment use and conduct.
Past Job Experience
12/11 - 10/11
Assistant Strength & Conditioning Specialist
USTA (United States Tennis Association)
- Design acceleration, speed, agility, and strength program for junior level tennis players.
- Administer injury prevention programs, coordination development, linear and lateral movement training, and kinesthetic awareness to decrease muscle imbalances in pre-adolescent athletes.
8/08 - 7/10
Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
California State University, Northridge
-Trained men’s and women’s soccer, women’s basketball, tennis, golf, and swim. Enforced discipline and accountability during training to achieve improvements in strength, power, speed, and fitness.
- Began training women’s soccer the year of their first Big West Tournament appearance since 2004.
- Trained men’s soccer program that had a player selected in 2010 Major League Super Draft.
- Taught Olympic lifts, and other core lifts, to freshman and junior college transfers for the following teams: men’s basketball, men’s and women's volleyball, baseball, softball, and water polo.
5/08 – 8/08
- Coached football players through functional and mobility based rehabilitation exercises after lifting sessions.
- Timed interval trainings on stationary bikes, and monitored target heart rates during conditioning workouts for injured football players.
- Experience also includes men’s and women’s volleyball, softball, and diving programs.
8/04 – 6/08
Notre Dame Academy, California
- Achieved .500 seasons or better as head varsity basketball coach, leading to consistent playoff appearances.
- Initiated and established the first strength and conditioning program. Programmed pre-season and in season strength, conditioning, and agility workouts for basketball and volleyball teams.
- Revived physical education program by implementing new curriculum, such as football, lacrosse, indoor hockey, and weight lifting.
- Conducted innovative instruction on topics related to health and wellness.
Loyola Marymount University
MA Secondary Education
Xavier University, Louisiana
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Hey Kim....things are great!!! I am having a great time with the STL Cardinals...truely Blessed!!! Hope all is going well for you! I see you have made some change yourself...well keep me posted and let me know if there is anything i can do to help! Best to you and all your TEAMS!!!
It is great to connect. This is a great website for networking and sharing ideas. Please let me know if we can ever be of any assistance to you.
We are very committed to providing as many resources as we can for fellow strength and conditioning coaches. Each year we conduct several strength and conditioning clinics. Our next one will be April 23rd, 2nd Annual USF Football Strength and Conditioning Clinic. Send me your email to be added to the mailing list.
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There are positive and negative aspect to collegiate and private settings. I can tell you that in the private sector we enjoy the autonomy we have regarding how we train our athletes and for the most part, the athletes we train are very committed to working hard since they themselves or their parents have made an financial investment in training with us, but of course we still get some athletes that could work harder or have negative attitudes.