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Sports Performance Coach

University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jun 25, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Details

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Working Title

Sports Performance Coach

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Student Affairs Division

Position Summary

The Sports Performance Coaching position will have the opportunity to bring knowledge, excitement and dedication the UW-La Crosse Sports Performance Program. They will provide leadership and direction in the areas of strength and conditioning, as well as overall student-athlete well-being, for a nationally successful athletics program.

The individuals will serve as an assistant in the Sports Performance Center and be one of four strength and conditioning coaches employed by UWL Athletics to provide UWL student-athletes with program development, instruction, and coaching in the critical areas of strength and conditioning. The successful candidate must hold a national strength and conditioning certification and have experience developing comprehensive strength and conditioning programs for collegiate or professional athletes. Working with the staff, this assistant will collaborate with their specific teams coaching staffs and the UWL Sports Performance Center Staff to develop and implement training regimens for more their assigned teams.

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The Division of Student Affairs’ role is to enhance and support students learning experience here at UWL . We work closely with faculty, staff, community members, alumni and most importantly, students to provide quality programs and services which promote learning, leadership, involvement, service, and the celebration of diversity. The Division includes several departments: Campus Child Center, Counseling and Testing, Student Health Center, Intercollegiate Athletics, Recreational Sports, Residence Life, Student Life, University Centers, and the Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students office. The staff of the Division is truly student-centered and concerned about the holistic development of the student.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree.
• Strength and conditioning certification from a nationally recognized certification program.
• Experience developing and implementing strength and conditioning programs with collegiate or professional athletes.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s or other post-graduate degree.
• Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association’s Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified ( CSCC ) credential, or National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist ( CSCS ) credential.
• One to three years of relevant collegiate strength & conditioning coaching experience.
• Understanding of, and commitment to, the NCAA Division III ideal.

Physical Demands

• On feet for majority of time in Sports Performance Center.
• Able to lift significant range of loads (approximately 50-100 pounds).

Working conditions and environment

• Some evening & weekend hours required.

Miscellaneous Information

Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the university.
Highlights include:
• 22 days of vacation for 12-month positions (that are non-instructional)
• excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good coverage.
• paid holidays and sick days.
• sick leave may be converted at retirement to pay for health insurance post-work at UWL .
• after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our retirement system which ensures income post-career.
• benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and some of the strongest in state and nation.
Learn more at:
Benefit eligibility is determined at point of hire. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only. Benefits are also pro-rated based on the appointment percentage.

The University of Wisconsin System and the University of Wisconsin–Madison are engaged in a redesign of job title and compensation structures. The Title and Total Compensation Project will result in relevant and market-informed titles to help us keep and grow our outstanding workforce. If you are the successful candidate, your title is subject to change in November 2021. For more information, visit:


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Responsibility Statement

Strength & Conditioning

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Devise, direct, and implement comprehensive in-and out-of-season strength and conditioning program for assigned UWL intercollegiate athletic teams and student-athletes.
• Conduct, as permitted by applicable rules, in-and out-of-season strength and conditioning workouts with assigned UWL intercollegiate athletic teams and student-athletes.
• Educate and instruct UWL student-athletes on proper exercise techniques and appropriate training methods.
• Monitor strength and condition workouts to protect safety of student-athletes.

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Responsibility Statement

Administration of Sport Performance Center

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Ensure that strength and conditioning equipment and facilities are cleaned and maintained on a regular basis.
• Assist, as requested by head coaches, in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes.
• Assist in determining strength and conditioning equipment needs.
• Additional duties as assigned.

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Responsibility Statement


Duties to Support Responsibility

• Promote a departmental culture devoted to academic achievement and personal growth by the student-athletes.
• Adhere to rules of the NCAA, WIAC, NCGA, and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
• Provide information related to training and conditioning, attendance, etc., in a timely manner to the Director of Sports Performance and other members of Athletics Staff.
• Adhere to all Sports Performance and Athletic Training policies and procedures.
• Attend athletic department meetings.
• Assist in the mentoring, instruction and teaching of both undergraduate and graduate students.
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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Posting Detail Information

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Continuous Recruitment


Continuous Recruitment First Review Date


Position Contact Name

Philip Whitesitt

Position Contact Email
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  2. Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral
  6. After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.
    • Yes
    • No
  8. Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.
  10. Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No

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