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NAPS - Instructor (Head Strength and Conditioning Coach)


Newport, RI - United States Naval Academy Preparatory School


Application review will begin on April 28, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.


The Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS), located within the confines of Naval Station Newport in Newport, RI, is a critical component of the United States Naval Academy (USNA) where we enhance midshipmen candidates' moral, mental, and physical foundations to prepare them for admission to, and success at USNA. 

NAPS is a ten month post-secondary preparatory school, emphasizing preparation in mathematics, chemistry, English Composition, physics, and Information Technology. The students have diverse backgrounds, coming from high schools across the United States and its territories or they may be prior enlisted members of the Navy and Marine Corps. The NAPS student body (the Battalion) is selected from applicants to USNA, with each candidate being required to complete the NAPS program before being admitted as a student at USNA. 

The Naval Academy has produced noted leaders, and its graduates (many of whom began their journey at NAPS) have excelled in every walk of life. As an historic officer accession program and premier undergraduate university, USNA has a unique place amongst American educational institutions. Our talented civilian faculty and staff are united by one common purpose - to develop the next generation of leaders for our naval service. In order to best execute that purpose, our faculty, instructors, and support staff are selected from all segments of society and are expected to model the highest professional standards. 

Those selected for employment at NAPS are tasked with ensuring a select group of candidates are best prepared to enter the Naval Academy. This task is challenging, but also rewarding as employees work within a coordinated program alongside other faculty and staff dedicated to inspiring excellence, while also receiving the benefits of federal employment and enjoying an exceptional quality-of-life. 


The Naval Academy Preparatory School invites applications for the Head Strength and Conditioning position to be filled as early as Summer 2023. The Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) is located on Naval Station Newport in historic Newport, RI. The mission of NAPS is to enhance midshipmen candidates’ moral, mental and physical foundations to prepare them for success at the U.S. Naval Academy. The ten-month course of instruction at NAPS, from August through May, emphasizes academic preparation in English Composition, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. Demanding military, physical and character development programs complement the academic preparation to fully prepare students for the challenges of life at a service academy. As part of the physical development program, NAPS offers a varsity athletic program that competes against other preparatory schools, junior colleges and college junior varsity teams in a variety of sports.


General: Position is responsible to the NAPS Athletic Director and serves as a special advisor in the area of athletic and physical development. The strength and conditioning coach will provide daily supervision in the weight room, on the practice field and game day preparation. The strength coach will directly coordinate all weight room equipment inventory efforts. Responsibilities include, planning, organizing, training and development of athletes, assisting with team practices and competitions and assistance to the NAPS Athletic Director (AD) in the NAPS physical mission and athletic administration matters.


  • Design, implement, conduct, and monitor strength and conditioning for football, basketball, lacrosse, wrestling and track & field.
  • Educate student-athletes about nutrition and supplementation.
  • Coordinate with athletic training staff to assist with student-athlete rehabilitation of injured athletes.
  • Responsible for meeting established goals and effectively managing resources of assigned programs.
  • Oversees physical progress of all athletes throughout the academic year.
  • Position will require work after hours and on weekends.
  • Responsible for assisting sports teams in practice schedules, conducting meetings, game day management and team transportation.
  • Supervision of weight room areas (two weight rooms)
  • Responsible for equipment and inventory control for NAPS Athletic Department weight rooms (maintaining and new purchase).
  • Will assist the Athletic Director in all matters relating to scheduling / maintenance of athletic fields.
  • Responsible for maintaining close liaison with USNA strength and conditioning coaches, and other assigned coaches, to ensure all are informed of each team member’s status in physical and professional growth. 
  • Must have the ability to drive assigned government vehicles.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned by NAPS Athletic Director

This is a 10-month on pay federal excepted service position.  Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Additional information about the Naval Academy Preparatory School can be found at:  
Naval Academy Preparatory School




  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Certified in one of all the following: CSCS, SCCC or another related certification
  • Minimum of one (1) years of experience as a college, high school or sports club strength and conditioning coach.


  • Master’s degree
  • Working knowledge of strength training and conditioning protocol.
  • Previous coaching or administration experience in football
  • Physical fitness training / development background.
  • Evidence of effective communication, and a demonstrated collaborative style of leadership and decision making within the athletic environment.
  • Ability to serve as a role model for all Midshipmen Candidates.


1.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter, teaching and research statements, curriculum vitae, and arrange for three references that address both teaching and research abilities to be sent to 

We believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds strengthen our programs and positively impact student success. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for consideration.

2.  Position is open until filled.  Applications will be evaluated beginning April 28, 2023. 


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • All Civilian Faculty Positions at USNA are subject to a background investigation. The selected candidate will be subject to a security investigation leading to successful completion of a background investigation with a favorable adjudication. The selectee's failure to meet this requirement will be grounds for termination.  More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Academic Dean and Provost’s website here


Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  

The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests.  The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

Submit a Demographic Information on Applicants Form to  Your responses will not be shared with the panel rating the applications or to the official making the selection for this position

Announcement: NAPS-22-23-8

The U.S. Naval Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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