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Performance Coach - Maine Celtics

Throughout the Boston Celtics’ storied history, they have long stood for equality and respect, including drafting the first African American player, hiring the first African American coach, and playing the first all-black starting five. The Celtics have won a record 17 NBA Championships spanning five (5) decades, including eight (8) in a row from 1959-1966, and winning their most recent in 2008. In addition, forty-one (41) former Celtics players, management, coaches, or staff have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In December 2002 the team returned to local ownership for the first time since 1963.

Do you want to be a part of NBA History? Are you passionate about enabling athletes to achieve peak performance? The time to join us is now! We are seeking a performance coach for a commitment up to 12 months for the Maine Celtics G-League team, while also providing support the Boston Celtics NBA program where needed. Elements of the role include strength, conditioning, recovery, and sports science. This role will be primarily based in Portland, Maine with some time spent in Boston and report to the Executive Director of Performance.


  • Assist with player preparation and physical testing protocols during off-season and pre-draft workouts

  • Provide strength and conditioning coverage during off-season NBA work outs in Boston

  • Lead management, programming and delivery of all strength, conditioning, and recovery protocols for the G-League team in Maine

  • Responsible for the upkeep and cleanliness of all strength and conditioning equipment.

  • Logging of all relevant data on to the club’s online data management systems

  • Travel with the Maine Celtics team to all practices and games

  • Provide sports science support to the Maine Celtics team throughout the G-League season.

  • Communicate all key information regarding players to senior staff in both Maine and Boston

  • Complete all tasks related to team health and performance as requested by senior staff in both Maine and Boston


  • Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Sports Science, or equivalent

  • At least 2 years’ experience working as a strength and conditioning or performance coach

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) certification

  • First Aid and CPR certification

  • Excellent time management and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent worth ethic and attention to detail

  • High proficiency in basic software such as Microsoft Word/Excel.

  • Ability to connect with medical, performance, technical, equipment, and administration staff.

  • Ability to work long/flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays and travel.

  • Ability to work and travel within the United States and Canada.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-graduate degree in Sports Science or High-Performance Sport

  • Experience with Athlete Management Systems (AMS) and/or strength and conditioning programming software (e.g., Bridge Athletic)

  • Experience in NCAA Division I or professional basketball setting

  • Current NSCA RSCC certification

  • Experience with sports science technologies such as force plates, and movement tracking devices

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