FERRUM, Va. – Acting Director of Athletics Gary Holden has announced the hiring of Lauren Cox and Nathan Jones as assistant athletic trainers at Ferrum College.
Cox comes to Ferrum from Indiana State University, where she recently completed her Doctorate of Athletic Trainer degree in May 2019, and served the past two years as a graduate assistant athletic trainer. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training from Radford University in 2017, working as an undergraduate sports medicine work-study employee in the Highlander athletic program.
Cox's work at Indiana State and Radford included injury prevention, practice set-up, rehabilitative services, medical records, patient referral, scanning and uploading documents to electronic medical record databases, and managing inventory.
Jones joins the Ferrum staff after working with the sports medicine staff at University of Virginia while earning his Master of Science degree in athletic training, which he completed in May 2019. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in education-kinesiology from Virginia in 2016.
Jones' athletic training clinical education includes having worked with the Virginia football, women's lacrosse and men's lacrosse teams, William Monroe High School athletic department and Virginia's Performance Place Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy.
Cox and Jones will join Head Athletic Trainer Seth Crawford and Associate Athletic Trainer Caitlin Keroack as part of Ferrum's four-person sports medicine staff. Both began work at Ferrum on August 1.