The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) athletic training department has added Austin Jones to the staff, Dr. Lee McElroy, associate vice president and director of athletics, has announced. Jones is one of seven full-time athletic trainers at Rensselaer, a staff led by Chris Thompson.
A native of Nassau, N.Y., Jones is a graduate of both Hudson Valley Community College and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He earned an associates in physical education with a concentration in sports medicine from the former and a bachelors in athletic training from the latter.
While in his final year at MCLA, Jones gained experience at Rensselaer as part of his degree requirements. He worked closely with Thompson, assisting student-athletes from each of RPI’s 23 intercollegiate varsity teams.
Jones also gained clinical experience at Southern Vermont College, where he worked with many of the women’s teams, as well as with the Williams College football team. He also worked in the athletic training facility while at HVCC.