Georgia Southern Athletics Adds John Erwin as Assistant Athletic Trainer
STATESBORO, Ga. – The Georgia Southern Athletics Department announced John Erwin as Assistant Athletic Trainer. He will specifically handle responsibilities with the Eagles men’s basketball team.
Erwin will also oversee the day-to-day activities of the men’s soccer, men’s tennis and softball athletic training programs. Raised in Houston, Texas, Erwin is a certified and licensed athletic trainer and is a certified performance enhancement specialist.
Erwin earned his Master’s of Science degree in Athletic Training from Arkansas State University in 2009. While in graduate school, Erwin assisted with the athletic training duties for the Red Wolves football team and their 12 other sports programs. In addition to his experience with collegiate athletics, Erwin served as the first athletic trainer for Arkansas State’s ROTC program, primarily responsible for the program’s physical training coverage. Erwin obtained physician coverage for ROTC cadets while handling assessments, rehabilitation and reports to commanding officers.
As an undergraduate at the University of Texas at Arlington and prior to entering graduate school, Erwin served as an intern athletic trainer for the Dallas Desperados Arena Football League (AFL) team. With the Desperados, Erwin assisted the head trainer and helped prepare daily injury reports for coaches and the league office as well as handling all training travel supplies and inventory.
A four-year student athletic trainer at UTA, Erwin’s experience includes assisting with the Mavericks athletics teams and programs at three Arlington-area high schools. He also served as head athletic trainer for UCA Cheerleading Camps during the summer of 2007 after receiving his bachelor of science in athletic training from UTA in May 2007.
Erwin is a member of and participates in several local, state and national professional organizations, including the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), National Athletic Trainer’s Association and Southwest Athletic Trainers Association. He holds certifications from the Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers State Licensure, the Arkansas State Board of Athletic Training Licensure and NASM.
- Category: Athletics
- Published on Friday, 31 July 2009 10:13