Georgia Southern Announces Athletic Training Staff Changes
STATESBORO, Ga. Georgia Southern University announced staff changes within the Athletic Training Department. Brandy Petty has been promoted to Director of Sports Medicine, Robbie Jackson hired as Director of Football Sports Medicine and Matt Biancuzzo hired as an Assistant Athletic Trainer. Georgia Southern Director of Athletics Sam Baker announced the changes Friday (Aug. 15).
Petty begins her sixth year at Georgia Southern. She was promoted to Associate Head Athletic Trainer two years ago. Petty will work directly with the women’s basketball team while overseeing a department of three full-time trainers and a staff of nearly 30 student and graduate student trainers.
A graduate of Georgia Southern and native of Conyers, Petty has worked in some capacity with all of Georgia Southern’s 15 sports programs.
Jackson spent the last two years at UCF working with the football program as an Assistant Athletic Trainer. Last year the Golden Knights captured the Conference USA title and participated in the Liberty Bowl.
In 2005 he served as the Head Football Athletic Trainer at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. He spent two years at Chattanooga pursuing his master’s degree. In 2003-04 he served as the head trainer at Dalton (Ga.) High School, then in his final year he worked as a graduate assistant with the Mocs Football program.
He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky in 2003. As an undergraduate trainer for the Wildcats, Jackson worked with the football, swimming/diving, men’s soccer and baseball programs. He spent the summer of 2001 and 2002 working with the NFL Tennessee Titans during their preseason camp.
A native of St. Albans, West Virginia, Jackson is certified with the National Athletic Trainers Association and is CPR/AED certified. He also is a licensed athletic trainer.
Biancuzzo recently completed his master’s degree requirements at Florida State University. He will assist with the Eagle Football program and oversee the Golf program. For the last two years he worked with the Seminole swimming and diving program while assisting with football duties during home games and two-a-days in fall camp.
He also served as the Graduate Assistant advisor for the Student Athletic Trainers Association at FSU. Prior to his graduate work, Biancuzzo worked as a student athletic trainer at the University of Central Florida. He worked with the football program during his senior year after working with area high schools for a semester as part of his training.
The Bristol, Rhode Island, native is certified with the NATA and is a licensed athletic trainer. He received his bachelor’s degree in health science from UCF and a master’s in science from Florida State.
Published on Friday, 15 August 2008 00:06