Gardner-Webb University maintains a policy of non-discrimination. No aspect of employment will be influenced by race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, genetic information, age, or any other basis prohibited by statute.

Gardner-Webb University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity within its faculty, staff, and students.

Assistant Director of Athletic Performance

Gardner-Webb University has an immediate opening for an Assistant Director of Athletic Performance. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist the Director of Athletic Performance in all aspects of the strength and conditioning program for the student-athletes.
  • Design and implementation of an in-season and out-of-season strength and conditioning program for 22 NCAA Division I Athletics Programs
  • Teaching proper technique in various speed, strength agility and explosive movements
  • Implement training programs for baseball, volleyball, and one more assigned sport. 
  • Position will be the head assistant for football.
  • Compliance with all appropriate university, Big South Conference and NCAA Rules and Regulations. 

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Documented experience in the successful implementation of a strength and conditioning program for a variety of athletic teams
  • Ability to effectively communicate with university personnel, including coaches, student-athletes and other individuals. 

Successful candidate must have at least one of the following certifications:

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC), or
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). 


Evaluation of candidates will begin upon receipt of the letter of application and other appropriate information. The successful applicant must have a strong commitment to the mission of Gardner-Webb University.  Applicants should complete the application using the link below and include a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references with their submission. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dylan Horne, Director of Athletic Performance at [email protected].