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$75,000 - $90,000 / Year
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Variable, 8 hrs/day, Variable

#128473 Senior Performance Coach

Extended Deadline: Tue 4/16/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.

This is a 100% Contract position with the possibility of extension or conversion to career status.

 #DESCRIPTIONThe University of California San Diego is seeking qualified applicants for the Senior Performance Coach position. UC San Diego, located in La Jolla, in the San Diego Metropolitan area, enrolls over 35,000 students, earned recognition as one of the world’s premier research universities, and is ranked as one of the top-10 public universities in the nation. UC San Diego Athletics has a proud tradition of academic and athletic excellence, sponsors 23 varsity sports, and is a member of the Big West Conference, an NCAA Division I conference. Triton Athletics has consistently ranked as one of the most successful athletic programs through its evolution to Division 1.

Position Responsibilities:

This positions primary performance coach responsibility will be for the men’s basketball program. The performance coach must have a commitment to working within, and helping shape, our holistic proprietary development framework governed by the philosophy that ‘movement matters’ and ‘good movement matters most’ while providing a competitive Athletic Performance program. The successful candidate will provide a holistic athlete readiness experience for all UC San Diego scholar-athletes.

The candidate will be required to have a desire to inspire and empower not only within their sports programs, but also within the Performance department. As such, they must have a strong leadership acumen and be driven to help cultivate a collaborative environment within the Athletic Performance Unit support staff. The candidate will proactively seek to provide additional support where deemed appropriate by the Associate AD of Performance.

To ensure holistic athlete development is achieved, excellent communication skills are required to drive integration between sport coaches and the Athletic Performance Unit. The successful candidate must be a problem solving, team player who understands the benefits of, and enjoys working within an interdisciplinary team. As such, they must value diversity of thought and strive to cross-pollinate ideas and perspectives to elevate the team.

The incumbents are responsible for conducting all activities in compliance with NCAA, conference, and UC San Diego rules and regulations. The incumbents will follow the athletic philosophy consistent with that of the UC San Diego Athletic Department and NCAA, and a commitment to diversity in all its forms. Triton Athletics promotes the pursuit of excellence, the strength of character, teamwork, ethical conduct, and diversity, and is inextricably linked to the educational mission of the University.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology or related field. Master's degree in sports science or related area preferred.

  2. At least 5 years cumulative experience working as a strength and conditioning or performance coach at the collegiate, national, or professional level.

  3. Experience as a lead strength and conditioning coach for basketball. Experience with men’s basketball preferred.

  4. Diverse practical experience as a strength and conditioning or performance coach within various competitive levels, team settings, or sports programs.

  5. Practical experience in the collection, interpretation, and subsequent application of sport science to performance and rehabilitation (To include external & internal load management, force plates, dynamometry, movement analysis, LPT, timing platforms, etc.)

  6. Practical experience with GPS/LPS platforms. Experience with Catapult preferred.

  7. Demonstrated success as a team player within an interdisciplinary team.

  8. Excellent communication and leadership skills.


  • Work schedule will be arranged with supervisor, but includes evenings, weekends and holidays.

  • Current NSCA-CSCS or CSCCa certification.

  • Current First Aid and CPR certifications.

  • Background check required.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $0 - $0 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $0.00 - $0.00

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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