THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2010
JU announces three new additions in sports medicine
Among the new faces patrolling the JU athletic department will be three additions to the Dolphin Sports Medicine Staff as head athletic trainer Doug Frye announced the hiring of Lisa Clenney as an assistant athletic trainer while adding Daniel James and Nicholas Dreger as athletic training interns.
“I am really excited about this group joining our staff,” said Frye. “At first glance, you would determine that we are in the midst of a youth movement but this trio brings so much to the table. The energy and new ideas that they each bring is contagious and I’m really looking forward to rolling up our sleeves and starting another athletic season.”
Clenney, who will be the primary athletic trainer for volleyball and softball, joins the department after working at Heartland Rehabilitation in the First Coast. Prior to that, she spent the spring of 2010 as a student athletic trainer at JU and worked primarily with men’s lacrosse in her second tour of duty with the Dolphins. Clenney began her athletic training career at JU by assisting with football during the fall of 2008.
In between her stints at JU, Clenney also worked as a student athletic trainer for her alma mater, North Florida, in the fall of 2009 and at Bishop Kenny High School in the spring of 2009.
Clenney, who graduated Cum Laude, received her bachelor’s degree in athletic training at UNF in April of 2010.
James, who will be the secondary contact for football and work primarily with track and field and rowing, is also entering his second stint with JU after serving as a student athletic trainer with football and men’s lacrosse last season.
Prior to JU, he worked as an athletic training intern with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute in the summer of 2009 along with intern stints with his alma mater, North Florida (2008-09), and the St. Paul Youth Ministries (2006-07).
James earned his bachelor’s degree in athletic training at UNF in April 2010.
Dreger, who will be the primary trainer for women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse, joins the Dolphin staff after completing a strength and conditioning/athletic training internship with the Philadelphia Phillies affiliate, the Clearwater Threshers (High-A) during the spring of 2010.
Prior to Clearwater, he served as the primary contact for softball with his alma mater, Florida Gulf Coast, in the spring of 2009. Dreger also had intern stints with the Lee Center for Sports Medicine and Embry-Riddle in the fall of 2008, Bonita Springs Sport and Physical Therapy Center (spring 2008) and Gulf Coast High School (fall of 2007).
Dreger earned his bachelor’s degree in athletic training at FGCU in May of 2009.