Daniele Petty, Chris D’Errico and Karen Stuart have been hired as assistant athletic trainers at East Carolina University according to an announcement by assistant athletics director for medical services Mike Hanley.
Petty spent the last four seasons under the same title at Eastern Illinois University where her primary responsibilities related to the handling the training needs for men’s and women’s soccer, as well as women’s basketball student-athletes. During her first two years, she performed similar duties for the softball and volleyball programs. While with the Panthers, Petty directed the search, interview and hiring process for all graduate assistant athletic trainers in addition to assisting in the coverage of summer conditioning for football and men’s basketball.
Petty was a graduate assistant herself at Texas State University from 2010-12 where she contributed to the physical wellness efforts for the football and women’s tennis teams. Her experience also includes stints as an intern for the Gateway Grizzlies baseball club of the Frontier League in 2009 and as director of athletic medicine for the 2013 Ohio Valley Conference Softball Championship.
A 2009 graduate of Eastern Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training, Petty completed her master’s degree in the same study at Texas State in 2012. She is certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), and is a member of the Illinois Athletic Trainers’ Association (IATA) and Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA). She also holds CPR, First Aid and AED certifications from the American Heart Association.
D’Errico arrives after spending the 2015-16 season at Wagner College as an assistant athletic trainer for the men’s lacrosse and football programs. He also has experience as a seasonal intern athletic trainer for the National Football League’s (NFL) New York Jets and as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the University of Pittsburgh’s softball program from 2012-14.
A Brooklyn, N.Y., native and 2012 graduate of West Chester (Pa.) University with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training, D’Errico earned his master’s degree in sports medicine and nutrition from Pittsburgh in 2014. He owns athletic training licenses in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey while holding multiple certifications by the NATA and National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
Stuart joins the Pirates following a two-year stint as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the University of Kansas’ softball program. With the Jayhawks, she was also the preceptor for the undergraduate athletic training program. In each of the last two summers, Stuart was an assistant Gatorade manager where she was responsible for hydration education and distribution of its products across Kansas University athletic camps
Stuart earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from USF in 2014 before completing a master’s degree in sport management at Kansas in 2016. She is NATA certified and a member of the America College of Sports Medicine.