Athletic Trainer John Erwin Joins Oklahoma State Hoops Squad



Athletic Trainer John Erwin Joins Oklahoma State Hoops Squad

Erwin to leave Southeastern Louisiana

Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford welcomed the addition of athletic trainer John Erwin to the Cowboy basketball family. Erwin spent the last two years as the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine at Southeastern Louisiana, where he work with the football program and managed the sports medicine department.

Prior to his time in Hammond, La., Erwin spent the previous four seasons as the athletic trainer for the Georgia Southern men’s basketball team, while also working with men’s and women’s tennis and softball.

Raised in Houston, Texas, Erwin is a certified and licensed athletic trainer and is a certified performance enhancement specialist and correctional exercise specialist.

Erwin earned his Master’s of Science degree in Athletic Training from Arkansas State University in 2009. While in graduate school, Erwin assisted with the athletic training duties for the Red Wolves football team and their 12 other sports programs. In addition to his experience with collegiate athletics, Erwin served as the first athletic trainer for Arkansas State’s ROTC program, primarily responsible for the program’s physical training coverage. Erwin obtained physician coverage for ROTC cadets while handling assessments, rehabilitation and reports to commanding officers.

As an undergraduate at the University of Texas at Arlington and prior to entering graduate school, Erwin served as an intern athletic trainer for the Dallas Desperados Arena Football League (AFL) team. With the Desperados, Erwin assisted the head trainer and helped prepare daily injury reports for coaches and the league office as well as handling all training travel supplies and inventory.

A four-year student athletic trainer at UTA, Erwin’s experience includes assisting with the Mavericks athletics teams and programs at three Arlington-area high schools. He also served as head athletic trainer for UCA Cheerleading Camps during the summer of 2007 after receiving his bachelor of science in athletic training from UTA in May 2007.

Erwin is a member of and participates in several local, state and national professional organizations, including the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), National Athletic Trainer’s Association, Southwest Athletic Trainers Association, and Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association.

He holds certifications from the Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers State Licensure, the Georgia Board of Athletic Trainers and NASM. Erwin is certified in kinesiotape and graston technique.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: http://www.okstate.com/news/2015/7/10/MBB_0710152529.aspx