Position Summary

The Strength and Conditioning Coach will assist with all aspects of the strength and conditioning program for the Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs and other assigned sports. The position requires a competent understanding of the biomechanical and physiological aspects of strength training and sport conditioning, knowledge and compliance of all Conference and NCAA rules. • As the Strength Coach for Men’s and Women’s Basketball the duration of this position, at the University, will be directly contingent on sufficient funding in subsequent years.

Essential Duties

• Provide instructional expertise and direction for all areas of physical development. This includes preseason, in-season and post season workouts as allowed by NCAA regulations for Men’s and Women’s Basketball
• Work in collaboration with the athletic training/medical staff as needed to implement rehabilitative/reconditioning programs.
• Communicate and collaborate with Men’s and Women’s Basketball coaches in regards to results, testing and goals.
• Create and assist with implementing and enforcing codes of conduct and rules for the varsity weight room.
• Assist sport coaches with recruiting tours/on-campus visits as it relates to the area of Strength and Conditioning
• Attend all practices and teach student-athletes proper skills and skill development in regards to strength and conditioning.
• Create a positive environment for student-athletes by communicating clearly and fairly with each student-athlete on matters that affect his/her development
• Recruit, train, and evaluate all assigned support staff within the program.
• Responsible for staying within fiscal and budgetary guidelines.
• Serve as a representative of La Salle University and lead in an exemplary fashion including, but not limited to: Promote principles of sportsmanlike and ethical conduct that supports fundamental values of respect, fairness, civility, honesty, and responsibility among student-athletes, staff and fans; Demonstrate reasonable self-control at contests with players, opposing coaches and players, officials, and fans; Refrain from physical and verbal abuse of student-athletes, referees, or any persons associated with the Atlantic 10 Conference or the University; Accept no speaking engagement for money, endorsements, or any other outside employment at any time without prior approval of the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation.
• Responsible for compliance with all appropriate rules, regulations, processes, and principles including, but not limited to: All rules, regulations, and principles of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Atlantic 10 Conference and any other conference with which the University may have an affiliation; All policies and procedures of La Salle University that are applicable to employment at La Salle, the specific sport program, and to the students and athletes at La Salle, including but not limited to La Salle rules, regulations, policies, procedures, handbooks and manuals; All of the regulations of Title IX related to Athletics in the administration of all-intercollegiate athletic programs, policies, and procedures.
• Responsible for immediately reporting to the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation and any other appropriate individuals or agencies sensitive issues such as: Any suspected or alleged NCAA and conference eligibility problems, rules infractions, and disciplinary actions; Any suspected or alleged violations of any city, state, or federal laws; Any suspected or alleged violations of La Salle rules, regulations, policies, procedures, handbooks and manuals; Anything that may attract press/media attention.
• Promote the general University and Athletics program including, but not limited to: Attend appropriate alumni functions and post-game gatherings; Assist in organization, follow-up and contact of alumni and friends of the University for the purpose of recruiting quality student-athletes, promoting attendance at games, and promoting the University in general; Regularly communicate with students, faculty, and administration to promote general enthusiasm for the program and attendance at games; Be involved in the total athletic program of the University, including attendance at coaches meeting and support of department goals and objectives.

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