BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head athletic trainer, Shelia Crockett announced the hire of three assistant athletic trainers to round out her staff. Joining the Tornado staff are Kayla Schaunaman, Morgan Perry and Alicia Simmonds.
Prior to joining King, Schaunaman served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Georgia Southern University. While at Georgia Southern, she worked with women's volleyball during the 2018-2019 season and women's tennis during the 2017-2018 season. Schaunaman graduated magna cum laude from South Dakota State University with a bachelor's degree in athletic training in May 2017.
Schaunaman is a certified athletic trainer, a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, and a licensed athletic trainer in the states of Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina. She is also Graston Technique® Therapy trained. Schaunaman will work primarily with men's soccer, women's basketball, and baseball.
Perry joins the King staff following one year at Alabama A&M University where she worked with their football and track & field programs. She earned a Bachelor's of Science in Health Studies from Utica College in 2016. Following her time at Utica, she went on to earn her Masters of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Evansville in 2018. She was also the 2018 National Athletic Trainers' Association Clinical Symposia Master's Oral Award recipient.
Morgan is certified in CPR/First Aid and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). She will work with the King swimming, women's wrestling, and softball teams.
Prior to joining King, Simmonds served as the head athletic trainer at State University of New York (SUNY) Oneonta for six years. While at SUNY Oneonta, she led and oversaw the entire inner workings of the athletic training facility, supervised two assistant athletic trainers, and the care of 460 student-athletes that participated in the University's 21 NCAA Intercollegiate programs. She primarily worked with women's soccer, women's volleyball, field hockey, men's wrestling, and men's lacrosse.
Prior to SUNY Oneonta, Alicia was the assistant athletic trainer at SUNY Fredonia for six years, working with the women's soccer, men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, swimming and diving, and baseball teams.
Simmonds obtained her undergraduate degree from Wingate University in 2006 in Athletic Training and graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a Master's Degree in Athletic Training in 2007.
She is a certified athletic trainer, a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), and a licensed athletic trainer in the states of Tennessee, New York, and Pennsylvania. She is American Red Cross Instructor Certified. Simmonds will work with the women's soccer, men's wrestling, tennis, and golf teams.