Strength and Conditioning Coach
Interview Sample Questions
Not every interviewer will ask you every one of these questions. However, if
you are prepared to address these questions, you will leave the impression
that you were prepared for your job interview, even if additional questions
take you by surprise.
Whatís your coaching philosophy?
Why did you decide to get into strength &
Why are you interested/would like to work here?
Would you be a good fit here? Why?
What do you know about the University of
What would you do with the __________ team?
What would your highest priorities be with the
How do you handle the regulation or rules and
How would you handle a repeatedly non-compliant
What are the philosophies that drive your
How do you build mental toughness in athletes?
Whatís your philosophy on nutrition counseling?
How would you work with a ________ team and a
_________ team differently(compare and
How would you handle speed and agility training
with a __________ team versus a _________
team(compare and contrast)?
How do you motivate the athletes?
How important is it for you to attend practices
and games/competitions and why?
Why do you think the __________ program/team
where you worked is so successful?
What do you feel makes a strength & conditioning
coaching staff most successful?
How would you approach/do speed and agility
training with the ________ team?
What is your training philosophy and
How do you interact with coaches in regards to
How do you handle over-bearing coaches?
What are your goals in the field of strength &
Where do you see yourself in 2-3, 5, 10 years?
What do you want your teamís perception of the
weight room to be?
What would sport coaches you have worked with
say about you?
How would you handle an injured athlete?
What can you bring to our program?
What are your biggest strengths/weaknesses as a