Johnson & Wales University's Director of Athletics Tom Byrnes is pleased to announce the addition of Nicole Brashears to the Sports Medicine staff as Head Athletic Trainer.
Brashears comes to Johnson & Wales University from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) where she served as an athletic trainer for UCCS Club Sports program. As a member of the training staff, Brashears served as head athletic trainer for men's rugby, men's ice hockey, men's lacrosse, women's soccer, men's volleyball as well as men's and women's basketball among other programs. She has also supported Rugby Colorado and the United States Olympic Committee, providing medical services to athletes from the youth to professional levels.
She served as Head Athletic Trainer at Fountain Valley High School in Fountain Valley, California where she was responsible for supporting all of the FVHS's programs as well as designing and implementing rehab programs for the student-athletes. Brashears assisted the NHL's Anaheim Ducks as both an athletic training student and certified athletic trainer over three summers, providing medical assistance during preseason player development camps and working with team staff.
Brashears earned her Masters of Science in Sports Medicine from UCCS and her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from Chapman University in Orange, California.
On her appointment Byrnes noted, "Nicole has a wealth of different experiences working with athletes at all levels and we're excited to have her on board as we begin our new chapter for Wildcat Athletics in NCAA Division III and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference."