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SPMP Internship

University of Mississippi

Three to Six Month Program

Designed to enhance knowledge and illicit growth in the sports performance profession and your personal life.

Coach Collegiate Athletes

Develop your skills while Coaching at The University of Mississippi

Learn from the Best in the Industry

SPMP is lead by a team of Strength & Conditioning Coaches with more than a combined 30 years in the profession.

The Standard

What Sets Us Apart

Welcome to the Sports Performance Mentorship Program at The University of Mississippi. We take great pride in our internship program and the development of each and every intern. The SPMP internship is a time tested comprehensive program focused on individual development of all aspects in a strength and conditioning program.



Hands-on division 1 strength & conditioning experience.



Exposure to strength & conditioning principles and how they are used in a practical setting.



Understanding administrative and maintenance responsibilities.



Development of programming and presentation skills.



Development of leadership and athlete management skills. 



Development of proper exercise technique.

Primary Objectives

Career Path
Interview Prep
Athlete Development
Fatigue Management
Staff Alignment
Art of Coaching
Building Relationships

The staff takes pride in developing their interns in every single aspect of strength and conditioning.

Andrew Shackelford

Former Intern

I will guarantee there is no other strength and conditioning program in the country that takes so much pride, effort, and hours into shaping their interns as Coach Savage and the rest of the staff.

Chris Friend

Former Intern

This staff will develop you to be the most prepared coach in the country. This will be the greatest investment of coaching development you ever obtain!

Noah Meyer

Former Intern

Former Interns

Sam Andrews

Assistant Strength & Conditioning - Jacksonville Jaguars

Christian Feliziani

Recruiting Analyst - University of Maryland

John Porchivina

Graduate Assistant S&C Coach - Troy

CJ Gildersleeve

Graduate Assistant S&C Coach - UTEP

Brayden Monday

Graduate Assistant S&C Coach - University of South Florida

Robert Nunez

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - Yale University

Matthew Luxenberg

Assistant Human Performance Coach - Carolina Panthers

Max Johnson

Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach (Basketball) - University of Auburn

Brandt Sutherland

Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning - Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Michael Kremer

Graduate Assistant S&C Coach - Austin Peay

Andy Levulis

Assistant Director of Sports Performance - Grambling State University

Gabi Haack

Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - Mcneese State University

Johnny Rupp

Graduate Sports Performance Coach - Kennesaw State University

Ed Sykes

Sports Performance Coach - UMass

Tommie Moore

Head S&C Coach - North Carolina A&T State University

Ryan Joerger

Athletic Performance Coach - Minnesota Timberwolves

Richard Irving

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach - Iona University

Nieko Torres

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - Tulane University

Nick Atkinson

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Women's Basketball- University of Akron

Marcus Banks

Assistant Director of Football Sports Performance - University of Utah

Lucas White

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - Iowa State University

Kevin Rodriguez

Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Josh Livingston

Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning - Norfolk State University

Jonathan Heitritter

Lead Draft Analyst - Steelers Depot

Jonathan Pierre

Assistant Sports Performance Coach - Old Dominion University

Joe Powell

Strength & Conditioning Coach - Atlanta Braves Minor League

Jeremiah Ortiz

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - University of Cincinnati

Jack Hertz

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - IMG Academy

Isaiah Winter

Strength & Conditioning Specialist - USAF

Frederick Murphy

Director of Strength & Conditioning - Berkner High School

Cody Hughes

Director of Human Performance - Madison Academy

Chris Weatherly

Assistant Football Athletic Performance Coach (Temporary) - Baylor University

Charles Nelson

Assistant Football Athletic Performance Coach (Temporary) - Baylor University

Bryant Harper

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - University of Arizona

Brian Stryffeler

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Anthony McArthur

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - University of Army West Point

Anthony Dorsi

Owner - Iron House Performance

Alex Mowatt-Larssen

Director of Data Science and Sports Analytics- Yale University

Alec Tressler

Head Stength & Conditioning Coach - Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School

Albert Stillman

Director of Performance - High Performance Co.

Adrian Dillworth

Associate Director of Strength & Conditioning - California State University

Adam Lange

Director of Strength & Conditioning - McNeese State University

Abraham Joseph

Associate Research Scientist - Google

Thomas Bacchia

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - University of Massachusetts

Aaron Collazo

Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Sam Hartsock

Strength Coach - Lift Chicago

Grant Stuerman

Co-Founder & CEO - burgo

Chris Friend

Associate Director of Football Sports Performance - University of Cinncinnati

Andrew Shackelford

Director of Sports Performance - Lakewood Ranch High School

Noah Meyer

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - University of Rhode Island

SPMP Responsibilities


Assist in the implementation and monitoring of the administrative side of the strength & conditioning program.


Knowledge and administration of technology & quality control. 


Assist with data collection using various technological devices and programs.


Participate in daily & weekly continuing education meetings.


Assist with maintenance and cleanliness of weight room.


Projects & assignments throughout the entirety of the internship.

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