Assistant Athletic Performance Coach

McKendree University is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as a full-time Assistant Athletic Performance coach at its Lebanon, IL campus. 

The assistant Athletic Performance Coach will report directly to the Director of Athletic Performance and assist in the physical preparation of all athletes of McKendree University. It is preferred that the candidate have 1-3 years’ experience working with collegiate student athletes. 


Primary Responsibilities: 


  • Provide assistance for a 52-week athlete/sport-specific Athletic Performance programs for all intercollegiate sports.

  • Work closely with the Director of Athletic Performance to develop and implement Athletic Performance programs for specific sports assigned by the director.

  • Assist the Director of Athletic Performance with implementing the Athletic Performance program for football.

  • Hard work ethic, willing to learn new training principles/philosophy, high energy, self-motivated, and ready to serve/lead the student-athletes to be the best they can be each day.

  • Assist in the day-to-day operations, scheduling, and maintenance of the Athletic Performance Center.

  • Promote McKendree University and its athletics programs through community involvement.



  • Minimally possess a bachelor's degree

  • Master’s Degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science or related field.

  • Current - NSCA CSCS and/or CSCCa SCCC

  • Current - USAW Level 1/2 Certification

  • Demonstrated successful Athletic Performance experience working with Men’s D1/D2 Hockey, Women’s Hockey, Men’s & Women’s Rugby, Men’s Soccer, D1 Men’s Volleyball.

  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with sport coaching staffs and sports medicine/Athletic Training staffs.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to NCAA Division II regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with students, faculty, community and media.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Interviews will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.  Interested persons should send a letter of application referencing job #STR05 and resume to Rick Ortega, Director of Human Resources at   EEO/ADA/Vet/Disabled.