University of St. Thomas

Head Coach – Strength & Conditioning

The University of St. Thomas (UST), a private Catholic University committed to the liberal arts and the religious and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, located in Houston, Texas, near the vibrant central business district, Texas Medical Center, and museum district and a NCAA Division III university, is seeking applicants for a full-time Head Coach – Strength & Conditioning. This position reports directly to the Director of Athletics and Recreational Sports.

Purpose of the job:

This is a 12-month position responsible for all aspects of the Strength and Conditioning of UST student-athletes, including the administration of day-to-day aspects of a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Strength and Conditioning program. This includes a commitment to the student-athletes’ physical and mental health and safety.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to build, mold and cultivate the first ever Strength & Conditioning program at the University of St. Thomas. The program will be part of the UST Athletic Department and will function as a member of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC). The candidate will be instrumental in determining the foundation and direction of the program.

Reporting lines:

The Head Strength and Conditioning Coach will report to the Director of Athletics for all matters related to the strength and conditioning program for all St. Thomas student-athletes and will work closely with student-athletes, coaches, compliance, Sports Medicine, campus and athletic personnel to help advance UST athletics.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

Student development theory is used to create, plan, and implement educational, social, physical and cultural programming designed to enhance the overall experience and achievement of both undergraduate and graduate students. These means are accomplished through the following specific duties:

Manage day-to-day activities of an NCAA DIII Strength & Conditioning program for 17 NCAA Division III sports
Stay updated and compliant with all NCAA Division III rules and regulations
Student-athlete physical performance improvement
Assist in recruitment of student-athletes in compliance with UNIVERSITY and NCAA DIII policies & procedures
Practice and event preparation
Student-athlete injury prevention and/or recovery
Budget preparation & management
Establish and maintain relationships with regional and national coaching organizations and associations.
Coordinate with the Recreational Sports Office and off campus facilities with the scheduling of practices
Collaborate with University Advancement relating to fundraising initiatives
Work with the Faculty Athletics Representative
Coordinate with other offices on campus including Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Registrar
Participate actively in campus events and on university committees in order to support the University community and provide a leadership presence
Perform other duties as assigned by the Athletic Administration
Serve as event day administrator as assigned
Design, market and manage summer youth camps and clinics
Serve as facility monitor for safety and well-being of participants in athletic activities

Supervisory responsibilities:

The Head Strength and Conditioning Coach position may also supervise a volunteer assistant, student assistant and interns. In consultation with the Director of Athletics, this position is responsible for overseeing all of the following: delegation of work, performance appraisals, discipline issues, and the hiring and termination process.

Fiscal responsibilities:

The Head Strength and Conditioning Coach is responsible for assisting the Director of Athletics with the departmental budget expenditures for the Strength and Conditioning program.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, Strength and Conditioning, Sports Performance or related field is preferred with a minimum of three years of coaching experience, preferably in a college or university setting. A Master’s Degree is desired. The successful candidate must also have excellent verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills. Basic computer skills should include word processing and spreadsheets.

Working conditions:

Position requires irregular office hours including after-hours and weekend work to attend competitions, practices and university events. Office hours will be established in consultation with the Director of Athletics. Physical requirements are those of a normal office. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, exempt position.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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About University of St. Thomas

Company Mission:

Our founding was inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, a 2,000-year-old practice of uniting faith and reason to explore the world. As a Catholic university, we develop future leaders of all faiths looking to make a positive impact on the world. And, we are the only academic institution in Minnesota to be designated a “Changemaker Campus,” meaning social innovation, entrepreneurship and caring for the common good are built into everything we do. Our three campuses in St. Paul, downtown Minneapolis and Rome, Italy, offer unique learning and living opportunities.


Full time benefit eligible position including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation, retirement 403b plan, and tuition remission