Article reposted from Piedmont College Athletics
Author: Danielle Percival
Piedmont College Head Athletic Trainer Matt McKinney has announced the hiring of Connor Chrisman as Assistant Athletic Trainer following the completion of his graduate degree at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Chrisman served as an athletic training graduate assistant with the Bobcats covering women’s soccer, men’s and women’s golf, men’s basketball, baseball and men’s and women’s cross country and track and field.
“We are really excited for Connor to be joining us,” McKinney said. “He has a wealth of experience for someone so young in the profession. It’s nice to fill out our staff with someone so qualified.”
Chrisman also worked previously as a Summer Athletic Trainer with the University of Virginia in 2016 and 2017 assisting with various camps including football, swimming, baseball, field hockey, women’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, and volleyball. He also worked as a Physical Therapy Aide with Park Physical Therapy in 2015 assisting with treatment and rehabilitation for patients.
He also added valuable experience to his resume working at The Spring League at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The Spring League serves as an instructional league and showcase for professional football talent and is a scouting event for the NFL allowing GM’s, scouts, and player personnel directors an opportunity to see every player in one setting.
“I’m excited to join the Piedmont athletic training staff and begin working with the student-athletes here,” Chrisman said. “I want to thank Matt McKinney and Jim Peeples for allowing me to take the next step in my career. I believe that Piedmont is an institution staffed with talented individuals and I look forward to joining that group.”
Chrisman earned his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from East Stroudsburg University in May of 2014 serving as president of the Athletic Training Club in 2013-14. Three years later, Chrisman completed his Masters in Athletic Training at West Virginia Wesleyan College graduating in May of 2017.
Chrisman is certified through the BOC and licensed as an Athletic Trainer. A member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), he also retains certification with the American Heart Association.