DECATUR, Ga.—A busy summer for Agnes Scott College Athletics has gotten off to a fast start with the announcement of the completion of the department's athletic training office. Head athletic trainer Jarrod Vanatta assumed the role quietly at the start of the winter season, while Aleigh Moore took over the assistant athletic trainer position on July 1.
Vanatta comes to Agnes Scott after serving as an assistant athletic trainer at his alma mater, Life University, in Marietta, Ga. He spent six years working at Life as both a graduate assistant for athletic training and later as a full-time ATC, where he served as the primary coverage for men's basketball and men's rugby. Life's success on the rugby pitch led to him serving as a trainer during the 2015-16 D1A Rugby National Championships
Vanatta holds an M.S. in Sports Health Science with a focus in Sports Injury Management. He has earned specialist certificates in corrective exercise, performance enhancement and most recently, fitness nutrition, from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Moore comes to the Scotties after serving as a rehabilitation facilitator at BridgeMill Family Healthcare in Canton, Ga. for the last two and a half years. She majored in Athletic Training as an undergraduate at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. before becoming a certified ATC in 2015. Moore's post-graduate experience involved an internship at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Ga., where she predominantly worked with the football and lacrosse programs. She also holds her M.S. in Exercise Science and Human Performance from Liberty University.
"I am super excited to have the opportunity to advance my career by being a part of the Athletics Department at Agnes Scott College. I am thankful for getting to be a part of this team," said Moore.