By Ben Gleason & Meg Stone, Center of Excellence for Sport Science and Coach Education, Department of Exercise and Sport and Sciences, East Tennessee State University

The strength and conditioning coaching profession has quickly grown over the last few decades. Despite the clear benefit that athletic programs find in employing coaches to specifically focus on physical development of athletes, little formal guidance currently exists to aid athletic directors in hiring strength and conditioning coaches (SCCs).

Some smaller-budget schools leave physical development in the hands of sport coaches, while at many high schools… Read More