Assistant Director of Basketball Strength and Performance/ Sports Science | University of Oklahoma Athletics Department

Basic functions: Serve primarily as the Strength and Performance coach for Women’s Basketball and Men’s Tennis teams, under the direction and supervision of the Director of Basketball Strength and Performance. Coordinate sports science initiatives.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist the Director of Basketball Strength and Performance in all aspects of Student Athlete development
  • Serve as a member of the strength and performance, designing and implementing performance programs
  • Coordinate Sports Science initiatives within the athletic department
  • Assist and develop athletic performance research and testing initiatives
  • Create and foster internal and external collaboration with other athletic departments and professional sports teams in multiple performance areas
  • Collaborate with Sports Medicine, Sports Nutrition, and Sports Psychology to optimize student athlete welfare and development through actionable data
  • Support the development of reports, protocols, and policies as it relates to sports science technology and performance
  • Assist in the collection and processing of data obtained in order to monitor Student Athletes’ health and developmental process
  • Participate in the overall maintenance of strength and conditioning facilities and equipment
  • Assist in the development and implementation of Graduate Assistant and Volunteer curriculum
  • Organize team meals and coordinate fueling needs with team Nutritionist
  • Direct collaboration with the OU Heath and Exercise Science department on research techniques and data analytics
  • Work with service providers as it related to sport science support as directed by the Basketball Strength and Performance
  • Travel required with Women’s Basketball


Job Requirements


Required Education: Bachelors degree OR equivalent combination of education & experience AND:

  • 0-24 months strength & conditioning, weightlifting, or sport performance experience


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Detail oriented for accuracy of data and information
  • Must be able to create and deliver effective training presentations
  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Able to produce reports and complete work within deadlines
  • Strong initiative to solve problems
  • Able to work well with interdepartmental teams and initiatives
  • Able to communicate well and build rapport quickly with students, coaches, staff, and administrators
  • Able to gain and maintain working knowledge of university, Big 12, and NCAA rules and regulations
  • Must be able to perform basic data analysis
  • Able to effectively evaluate projects/programs and produce comprehensive reports
  • Must have strong ability to lead project teams


  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification or Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches (CSCC) certification
  • CPR/AED and First Aid Certification
  • Drivers License 

Advertised Physical Requirements:
Must be able to push, pull, reach, stand, lift, engage in repetitive motions, speak, hear and see, including color, depth perception and clarity. Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs regularly. Must be able to communicate verbally and written.

Department Preferences:

  • Master’s degree in Exercise Science or related field
  •  Experience with athlete load monitoring and force-plate implementation
  • Research experience in athlete performance
  • Experience in athlete screening and evaluation
  • Demonstrate ability to innovate sport science solution in the applied performance setting
  • Exhibit the capacity to disseminate knowledge associated with innovative sport science practices in an effort to improve student athlete performance and welfare in a variety of mediums

Supervision: Supervision of Graduate Assistants, student managers and undergraduate volunteers
Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit

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