Towson University Athletics is accepting applications for a Director of Basketball Performance. Under the supervision of the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance, this position will lead, administer and oversee the comprehensive strength and conditioning services for Men’s basketball student athletes as well as assigned teams by the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance. Serve as an integral member of the Athletic Department’s multidisciplinary Performance Team and will directly communicate and collaborate with head coaches, assistant strength and conditioning coaches, team physicians, athletic trainers, dietitian, sport psychologist and other exercise science and allied health personnel to deliver comprehensive, practical and evidence based performance optimization strategies that foster an environment for injury prevention, performance enhancement, recovery, and reconditioning.
The Director of Basketball Performance will evaluate and supervise Men’s basketball periodized strength and conditioning programs to reduce injury; facilitate comprehensive movement assessments, enhance total athlete performance, ensure safe equipment usage; emphasis will be placed on implementation, supervision and teaching progressions for: resistance training, cardiovascular, speed, plyometric, flexibility and functional movement; as well as maintain accurate electronic records for each team and student-athlete to monitor progress. Design and implement comprehensive year-round programming (movement assessments, speed, strength and conditioning) for the athletic development and enhancement of student-athletes; maintain accurate and timely electronic records for monitoring prescribed and completed program variables.
In coordination with the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Performance, develop and implement: comprehensive injury prevention, performance enhancement, and functional performance screening and testing; utilization of performance monitoring technology (e.g., heart rate monitoring, GPS, sleep monitoring, velocity-based training modalities, etc.) as a tool to better plan and adjust training plans, continuously seek continuing education opportunities and explore current tools and techniques, utilize evolving advances in technology to benefit and enhance each sport's training philosophy and serve the sport coach by providing specific and tangible information regarding their athletes' physical status and abilities.
Work in conjunction with the Assistant AD of Sports Performance and Sports Medicine staff on collaborative performance screening on a yearly basis. Be an integral part of an advocate for the high- performance model within the Athletic Department for assigned teams. Collaborate on Rehabilitation plans per medical direction for appropriate modifications. Ensure that nutrition plans are carried out for student athletes in collaboration with the dietitian. Communicate, collaborate and interact with coaches, athletic trainers, administrative staff, and Towson Research Academy of Collaborative Sport Science to apply evidence-based practice for strength and conditioning. Understand and comply with all department policies and procedures, as well as NCAA and Colonial Athletic Association rules and regulations. Promote execution of the Athletic Department’s strategic plan by adhering to its mission and core values, and acting upon its goals and strategies.
Maintain knowledge of emergency procedures, including CPR/AED and first aid. Comply with all Towson Conditioning policies and procedures and support catastrophic injury prevention. Other duties at the discretion of the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree with three years of Strength and Conditioning experience. Must hold credentials from any of the following NSCA or CSCC; current First Aid/CPR/AED certification required. Demonstrated experience and strong knowledge base in performance and injury prevention program development of the collegiate athletics population. Have experience with the utilization of player monitoring technology, specifically heart rate and GPS data (catapult, playertech, etc). Strong verbal and written communication skills. Commitment to student-athlete wellbeing, health & safety in a competitive environment. Ability to collaborate in a holistic sports performance model with a multi-disciplinary team.
Preferred • Master’s Degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Sport Science, Nutrition or related fields.
• Experience at the NCAA Division I collegiate or professional sports.
• Experience with basketball.
• International Strength & Conditioning Association certification.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume requested, but not required.
Internal Number: 190000JT
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).