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Athletic coaching education student lands Division 1 coaching position

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Taylor Schram, an athletic coaching education major who plans to graduate in May, has accepted a Division 1 collegiate soccer coaching position. Schram will serve as first assistant coach for the Binghamton University-The State University of New York Women’s Soccer team. 

Schram, who is originally from Washington, Pa., will oversee training sessions, create schedules, recruit and organize travel. 

MLB strength and conditioning coach offers career tips for WVU students

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Pat Sandora has worked 23 years in strength and conditioning dating back to his classes and internship at West Virginia University, starting in 1993. He spent 18 years in professional baseball including positions with the Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Boston Red Sox minor league teams before becoming the Head Major League strength coach of the Boston Red Sox in 2012. 

Baseball was always Sandora’s love; he played throughout high school. When he was ready to launch his career, he searched for positions and saw that teams were looking for minor league strength coaches. 

SEP graduate selected as a fellow by prestigious leadership program

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Lindsey Blom, EdD 2005, sport and exercise psychology, has been named a Fellow for the 2016 Journey Executive Leadership program recognizing Indiana leaders in youth development. Blom, SEP associate professor at Ball State University, manages the “Soccer for Social Change” program alongside the Indiana Soccer Association. 

Blom has introduced the program in multiple countries worldwide. She plans to study the effects of sport, specifically soccer for youth development in Liberia. Prior to receiving the Fellowship, Blom has helped youth in countries such as Jordan and Tajikistan learn life lessons through the game of soccer. 

Athletic Training graduate recognized for contributions to profession

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Reggie Scott, a CPASS athletic training graduate, has received the 2015 NFL Athletic Training Staff of the Year award. Scott is director of sports medicine and performance for the Los Angeles Rams. Prior to this position Scott served as head athletic trainer for the Rams for five years. 

The Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society presents the NFL Athletic   Training Staff of the Year award for excellence within the athletic training profession. This is the first season that the Rams have earned the honor. 

Former CPASS exchange student selected by prestigious scholar program

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Caity Mallet CPASS sport management graduate, has been accepted as a Queen Elizabeth Scholar for the spring 2016 semester. The internship position includes a cost of living stipend and will allow Mallet to continue her studies within sport management.

“It’s truly an honor to be selected as a Brock University QE Scholar. I’m looking forward to working in a developing nation to bring the sports management knowledge I learned from both Brock University and WVU to them,” Mallet explained. 

CPASS professors inspire student to publish research article

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A Sport and Exercise Psychology doctorate student is poised to have her research article published in a well-known athletic journal, thanks to the mentoring of West Virginia University professors. 

Sae-Mi Lee’s research entitled “Cultural Competence Development in Sport and Exercise Psychology Graduate Programs” will be published in the Athletic Insight this February in Volume 7, Issue 3.