Stevenson’s athletic training office has added two new members to its current staff. The growth of Stevenson’s athletics has made room for trainers Jimmy Hoover and Conor Trainor.
Hoover attended Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, and Scott Zema, Stevenson’s head athletic trainer, was one of his professors.
“He [Zema] played a pivotal role in my development as a clinician and I’m very fortunate to have him as a boss now,” said Hoover. “Without him, I may never have known what athletic training was.”
Hoover currently works with women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s track and field, men’s basketball and women’s beach volleyball. He loves working with Stevenson athletes because of their diversity.
This opportunity is fostered by being able to work many athletes within a single team, according to Hoover.
“The differences among the athletes is something that I have to pay close attention to as a clinician so I can be sure that the appropriate strategy of care is being used for that individual athlete,” said Hoover.
Conor Trainor attended Towson University for his undergraduate degree and Temple University for his graduate degree. He currently works with women’s soccer, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis and ice hockey. He particularly enjoys working in Stevenson athletics with the athletes themselves.
“I appreciate how hard they try and their level of commitment when it comes to the rehabilitation of their injuries. It is very rewarding when an injured player who has been out for some time is finally able to go back on the field and play,” said Trainor.
Hoover and Trainor are excited for the seasons ahead and they look forward to helping with the newly added sports. The athletic training student workers adore Hoover and Trainor and consider them “great mentors” as they are working through college. They are excited to experience how these new trainers work through the different athletic seasons.