St. Bonaventure University has announced the addition of three members to its Sports Medicine staff by welcoming Brad Pruett as the Director of Sports Medicine as well as Seth Tisdale and Lexie Hughes as assistant athletic trainers.
Pruett comes to St. Bonaventure after a stint at fellow Atlantic 10 institution VCU where he was an Assistant Athletic Trainer since August 2014. At VCU, he was the primary trainer for baseball.
Prior to VCU, he was Assistant Athletic Trainer at Kent State University for two years, serving as the primary athletic trainer for basketball while also supervising a graduate assistant trainer with baseball.
Pruett also spent three years as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Longwood University, working primarily with baseball and field hockey. During the 2006-07 academic year, he served as an intern in the athletic training office at Presbyterian College and then was a graduate assistant at VCU from 2007-09, working with baseball and volleyball.
Pruett also holds teaching experience, working as a preceptor at Kent State, an adjunct professor of athletic training at Longwood and has been an approved clinical instructor at Longwood and VCU.
He is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, holds First Aid/CPR/AED certification from the American Red Cross, and is a certified corrective exercise specialist in the National Academy of Sports Medicine and holds a Level 1 certification to administer the functional movement screen.
Tisdale spent the last year working at Stetson University in Florida where he was the head athletic trainer for men’s basketball and men’s and women’s rowing. Prior to his stay at Stetson, he served a year in the athletic training office at VCU where he worked with women’s basketball and volleyball as volunteered with men’s basketball while also assisted in coordinating VCU’s institutional drug testing program.
Tisdale did his graduate assistant work at Stephen F. Austin in Texas, working with football, softball, women’s tennis and volleyball.
As an undergraduate, he worked with men’s basketball and women’s lacrosse at High Point University in North Carolina. He also assisted with football at Elon University during his undergraduate years.
He is BOC certified and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Hughes graduated cum laude with a degree in Athletic Training from Central Michigan after serving her internship at St. Bonaventure in the fall of 2015. While an intern with the Bonnies, she worked with the women’s soccer team and also assisted with men’s and women’s cross country and women’s basketball.
While an undergraduate at Central Michigan, Hughes helped with the training staff of baseball while also giving training coverage to intramural sports.
She is a NATA certified athletic trainer as well as an American Red Cross first aid/CPR/AED professional rescuer.