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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

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

Director of Strength & Conditioning - Norfolk State University

Ryan Joerger

Director of Strength & Conditioning - Legacy Performance

Richard Irving

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - University of Albany

Nieko Torres

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach - Florida A&M University

Nick Atkinson

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach - Shepherd University

Marcus Banks

Assistant Director of Football Sports Performance - University of Utah

Lucas White

Associate Director of Sports Performance - Boise State University

Kevin Rodriguez

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

Julio Moreno

Strength & Conditioning Coach - O2 Fitness

Josh Livingston

Private Strength Coach

Jonathan Heitritter

NFL Draft Analyst / Writer - Steelers Depot

Jonathan Pierre

Sports Performance Coach - Elon 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

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - William & Mary

Frederick Murphy

Director of Strength & Conditioning - Berkner High School

Cody Hughes

Director of Human Performance - Madison Academy

Chris Weatherly

Strength & Conditioning Graduate Assistant - Delta State University

Charles Nelson

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - Warner University

Bryant Harper

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - Texas A&M University

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

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - University of Yale

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

Associate Director of Strength & Conditioning - McNeese State University

Abraham Joseph

Exercise Physiologist - Apple

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

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - Ohio State University

Andrew Shackelford

Director of Sports Performance - Lakewood Ranch High School

Noah Meyer

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - Upper Iowa University

Tim Ismail

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - University of Army West Point

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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