Jimmy Strickland named assistant athletic trainer at Lees-McRae
Aug 08, 2012
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Jimmy Strickland has been
named an assistant athletic trainer at Lees-McRae College,
announced Director of Athletics Craig McPhail Wednesday.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jimmy to our staff!”
expressed Director of Athletic Training Rita Smith. “His
experience and diverse background will be beneficial to not only
the care of our athletes, but also to the students in our Athletic
Training Education Program.”
Strickland brings 14 years of experience in the field of
athletic training, most recently serving as the athletic training
intern for Appalachian State University’s field hockey and
wrestling programs for the last two years. While at ASU, Strickland
also taught several classes in the health, leisure and exercise
science department, supervising students both in the training room
and during events.
Prior to Appalachian State, Strickland spent two years as the
assistant athletic trainer for track and field at Mississippi State
University, providing coverage for the cross country, and indoor
and outdoor track and field programs. Strickland has held several
positions as a head athletic trainer as well, serving as the head
athletic trainer at Vestavia Hills High School in Vestavia Hills,
Ala., as well as the head athletic trainer at Auburn
University-Montgomery for four years.
Strickland holds a Master’s of Science in foundations of
education from Troy State University, as well as a Bachelor’s
of Science in exercise science from Auburn University. He is a
licensed athletic trainer in the state of North Carolina, is
certified with the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of
Certification, and holds a level one coaching certification in
track and field with the United States Track and Field and Cross
Country Coaches Association.
“I’m very excited to be here and work with such an
outstanding athletic staff,” said Strickland.
“Lees-McRae’s athletic training program is one of the
best regarded in the area, and I’m thrilled to be part of