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Carrie Kerr Promoted to Head Athletic Trainer at Washington College

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Carrie Kerr Promoted to Head Athletic Trainer at Washington College

Article reposted from Washington College Sports
Author: Washington College Sports

Washington College Director of Athletics Thad Moore has announced the promotion of Carrie Kerr to the position of Head Athletic Trainer. Kerr had served as Associate Athletic Trainer at the College since 2009; Moore had filled the role of the College’s Head Athletic Trainer since 2000 until his recent promotion to Director of Athletics. In addition to Kerr’s promotion, the College has added Caitlin Buckley to its Athletic Training staff as an assistant athletic trainer.

“I am incredibly proud to announce Carrie’s promotion to Head Athletic Trainer,” noted Moore, who also began serving in an administrative capacity in the athletic department in 2010. “Her role in the training room increased annually as I took on other duties. I could not imagine a more qualified person to take on this role nor a smoother transition.”

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After graduating from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in coaching in 2002, Kerr spent the 2002-03 academic year as an athletic training intern at Colgate University. She then moved on to her first stint at Washington College, serving as an assistant athletic trainer for two years while earning her M.A. in Psychology from the College in 2005.

Kerr, who is certified to instruct First Aid and CPR, left WC for Franklin & Marshall College, where she was an assistant athletic trainer for three years. She was the primary athletic trainer for F&M’s Division I wrestling program and also worked with the field hockey, men’s and women’s cross country, softball, and men’s and women’s track and field teams.

After returning to the College as its first Associate Athletic Trainer in 2008, Kerr progressively took on a larger role, eventually handling most of the day-to-day operations in athletic training as Moore took on the progressive roles of Assistant, Associate, and Deputy Athletic Director.

Buckley received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Sacred Heart University in 2016. While at Sacred Heart, she assisted in the everyday activities of the University’s Athletic Training staff, completed injury evaluations, and prepared student-athletes for practice and games. She worked closely with the women’s lacrosse and baseball teams as well as with the University’s club sports. She also worked in athletic training at three nearby high schools in a variety of capacities.