Assistant Coach, Strength and Conditioning

Cookeville, Tennessee

Tennessee Technological University

Position Information

Position Information

Position Number


Working Title

Assistant Coach, Strength and Conditioning

Job Title

Assistant Coach 1

Job Type



Strength and Conditioning

Job Purpose

Coach, teach, motivate and supervise strength and conditioning workouts of more than 300 student-athletes under the oversight of the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach/Director of Athletic Performance.

Tennessee Tech provides impact through its engaged students, dedicated faculty, and career-ready graduates known for their creativity, tenacity, and analytical approach to problem solving. As a STEM-infused, comprehensive institution, Tennessee Tech delivers enduring education, impactful research, and collaborative service that creates, advances, and applies knowledge to expand opportunity and economic competitiveness.

Tennessee Tech is committed to a diverse workforce by fostering an inclusive work environment for students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. Tennessee Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Essential Functions

Responsible for assisting in the coaching, teaching, motivation, and supervision of workouts of student-athletes in a 14-sport Division I athletics program. Assists in program design of sport specific workouts for student-athletes. Leads conditioning drills for selected sports teams. Instructs student-athletes in the correct and safe training techniques for strength training. Assists in the general maintenance of the Athletic Performance Center and associated equipment. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in exercise science fitness and wellness or related field from an accredited institution. One year of experience (full-time and/or graduate assistantship) involving exercise prescription to improve athletic performance. Certification by a nationally accredited strength and conditioning certification program, such as the NSCA or CSCCA, or be able to obtain certification upon hire and further maintain such certification. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Effective computer skills. Knowledge of and commitment to adhere to NCAA and OVC rules and regulations as well as University policies and procedures. Coaching philosophy complementary to that of the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach/Director of Athletic Performance.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in a related field from an accredited institution. Strength and conditioning experience directly with a football program or with multiple sport programs.

Work Hours

Compensation and Benefits


Commensurate with education and experience.

Benefits Information

Tennessee Tech offers a competitive benefits package. Benefits include the accumulation of two vacation days per month and one sick leave day per month, and thirteen (13) University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits.

Posting Details

Posting Date


Screening Date


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are required to electronically upload a cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire) and complete contact information for three references. References will be contacted at a later date. Submission of materials is the applicant's responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References
  4. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts 2
  2. Other Documents
  3. Licenses/Certs
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you at least have a bachelor's degree in exercise science, fitness and wellness or a related field from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least one year of experience (full-time and/or graduate assistantship) involving exercise prescription to improve athletic performance?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you hear about this job opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)
Posted: 08/17/2022