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Two College ATCs Working with USMNT at World Cup

Two collegiate athletic trainers are helping the U.S. Men's National Team on its quest for a World Cup in Qatar this fall. Both Ron Shinault and Harris Patel are University of Georgia graduates who worked... more »

College Football Twitter Reacts to Strength Coach’s Record Salary

It's a good thing Oklahoma State's Rob Glass knows how to properly lift heavy weights because the Cowboys strength and conditioning coach will be walking around with a fat wallet. Glass became the first strength... more »

Alabama MBB Hires Henry Barrera as the Men’s Basketball Strength Coach

Alabama men's basketball head coach Nate Oats announced Tuesday the hiring of Henry Barrera as the men's basketball strength and conditioning coach. Barrera comes to Tuscaloosa after spending seven years with Liberty University, serving as the... more »

Buccaneers Promote Maral Javadifar to Director of Rehab & Performance Coach

On Monday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that assistant strength & conditioning coach/physical therapist Maral Javadifar has been promoted to the newly-created position of Director of Rehabilitation and Performance Coach. Javadifar had spent three seasons... more »

Cincinnati Bengals Hire Summers as Head ATC

The Bengals hired Matt Summers as the team's new director of sports medicine and head athletic trainer. Summers replaces Paul Sparling, who is retiring after 30 years in the role. Summers joins the Bengals after... more »

Women in the Weight Room

Progress is a continual onward movement, unconcerned with what’s around it or what’s being said — only with advancing forward. And though progress is a never-ending process, it is important to look at what’s been... more »

LSU Names New Director of Sports Medicine

Beau Lowery has been named the new Director of Sports Medicine at LSU, director of athletics Scott Woodward announced on Tuesday. Lowery, who earned his master’s degree in kinesiology from LSU in 2005, has spent... more »

UConn Basketball Names Gavin Roberts Director of Sports Performance

UConn coach Dan Hurley has announced the hiring of Gavin Roberts as the director of sports performance for men's basketball, pending the completion of the university's employee onboarding process. Roberts, 31, has been the head strength and... more »

Ohio Bill Could Expand ATC’s Role in Injury Treatment

An Ohio bill, designed to expand an athletic trainer's ability to render care, received overwhelming support last week. According to a report from WCPO.com, House Bill 176 would allow certified athletic trainers the option to... more »

New UMass Degree Option Provides Another Path for Exercise Science Students

A new UMass Lowell course of study for students interested in pursuing a career in fitness and sports management is already proving to be a popular option. Students enrolled in UMass Lowell’s Zuckerberg College of... more »

Boise State Trainers Navigating Athletes Through Pandemic

On the campus of Boise State University, the school's athletic trainers have had much more on their plates than in previous years. Ever since the return of sports at Boise State, COVID-19 protocols have been... more »

Utah State Names Mental Performance Coach

*This is a press release from the Utah State athletics department.  Riley Jensen, who played football at Utah State during the 1997 and 1998 seasons,... more »

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