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Assistant Men's Basketball Conditioning Coach - Archive

Posting: 14247
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2014-08-21

SALARY RANGE:  Commensurate with experience

PERIOD OF APPOINTMENT:  Full-time, twelve month position


Bachelor’s Degree is required, Master’s Degree is preferred.  NCAA Division I or comparable professional basketball playing experience required. Experience counseling, educating and advising of men’s basketball student-athletes preferred.  Ability to promote the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program, including adherence to all department policies and procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the university, Pac-12 Conference and the NCAA. Candidates who promote and enhance diversity are strongly desired. Position is subject to a criminal background


Principal duties include: Working directly with the men’s basketball staff to design and implement an in-depth, basketball specific training program.  This includes research and design, as well as the application, instruction, and evaluation of a complete program. Provide assistance in the operation of the weight room and implementation of individualized conditioning, strength, speed and flexibility programs for men’s basketball as well as other assigned student-athletes. Promote the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program, regulations of the university, the PAC-12 Conference, and NCAA.


Knowledge and experience in regards to training all levels of athletes. 

The position requires the ability to work with Athletic Medicine Staff to improve injury prevention and rehabilitation methods. 

Continuing education in the area of strength and conditioning including seminars and conferences, with the goal of remaining innovative in the field of strength and conditioning. 

Design, conduct and monitor strength and conditioning activities per NCAA playing and practice regulations and departmental policy, including adhering to sport-specific rules regarding voluntary activities and sport-specific safety exceptions.

Evaluate student-athletes to identify strengths and deficiencies, and design instructional opportunities to improve technical and physical execution based on sound motor learning and bio-mechanical principles.

Collaborate with the Head Men’s Basketball Coach to incorporate specific learning opportunities into daily strength and conditioning practice design. Communicate with all members of the program’s coaching staff regarding the progress and training activities of the specific group of student-athletes in which coach is charged with overseeing.

Plan, conduct and supervise all strength and conditioning sessions. Advise and counsel student-athletes regarding proper recovery and restoration.

Provide leadership during instructional sessions, utilize given discretion in guiding students through the learning experience via a variety of teaching strategies, and alter skills as needed to facilitate program needs.

Collaborate with Men’s Basketball Staff, Athletic Trainers, and Strength & Conditioning staff to design both academic year (in-season and out-of-season) and summer conditioning programs, encompassing recognized and approved methods of improving power, speed, strength and aerobic performance, consistent with industry safety and health standards.

Develop testing programs to determine the effectiveness of conditioning regimes. Review findings and design changes in strength and condition program as needed.

Be responsible for producing manuals for summer conditioning.

Assist Strength and Conditioning Staff with scheduling and supervising the use of the department’s training facilities by individual student-athletes and teams.

Counseling & Advising                                                                                             

Refer student-athletes in matters of physical, addictive or mental health issues to appropriate department or university resource persons, utilizing the department’s recommended protocol.

Advise and counsel students regarding their obligation to comply with all rules and regulations. Regulatory expectations are defined by team rules, departmental and university policies, as well as PAC-12 and NCAA regulations.

Assistant coach is expected to use good judgment in handling confidential issues regarding student-athletes at all times.


Attend coaches’ preparatory meetings to develop collaboratively-determined coaching strategies to prepare student-athletes to reach their potential for upcoming competitions.

Assist in the management of team-related game day activities, including game day practices.

Evaluate student-athletes’ performances, give feedback as appropriate, and maintain statistics as is necessary.                                                             

Perform other duties or responsibilities as assigned by the Head Coach and the assigned Associate Director of Athletics or Director of Athletics.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:                                    

Submit letter of interest, resume and the names and phone numbers of three references via email to Mark Ruckwardt, at athletichr@uoregon.edu.  Mailed or faxed applications will not be considered. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by July 4, 2014; position open until filled.  Finalist must successfully complete a criminal background check.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.