LOGAN, Utah – Utah State’s head athletic trainer Mike Williams announced Wednesday that Lindsay Richardson has been named assistant athletic trainer for USU. Richardson will work primarily with the Aggies’ men and women’s cross country and track and field teams as well as providing support for USU’s other 12 NCAA Division I programs.
A native of Boise, Idaho, Richardson returns west after spending one year at Clarion University in Clarion, Pa., where she served as a graduate assistant, working primarily with the Golden Eagles’ volleyball, baseball and wrestling programs, while also assisting with Clarion’s 13 other programs. She also supervised and mentored the athletic training students. At Clarion, Richardson worked under Clarion head athletic trainer Jim Thornton, who is in his 23rd year there and is a 1987 graduate of Utah State. Thornton is also the current president of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
“Lindsay brings an outside perspective to Utah State that will benefit our graduate students as well as our full-time staff. She comes highly recommended from our NATA president who is also a Utah State alum. Her knowledge and energy will greatly benefit our student-athletes. We are excited to welcome Lindsay to the Aggie family,” Williams said.
Prior to Clarion, Richardson was a student athletic trainer at Boise State, working with the Broncos’ football, basketball and track and field programs. She also worked with Boise’s minor league hockey and NBA development basketball teams.
“I couldn’t be any more excited to join the athletic training staff here at Utah State. I look forward to learning new skills and techniques from Mike, Fawn (Michel), Sam (Gay) and the team physicians. Each and every athletic trainer brings with them a different skill set, and I know l will grow as both a health care professional and as an athletic trainer, while being part of such an amazing and experienced staff. I only hope I can teach them a few things as well! It feels amazing to be back in the Mountain West Conference, working with cross country and track & field, and I’m very grateful for this opportunity I’ve been given,” Richardson said.
Richardson earned her bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Boise State in 2012. She just completed her master’s degree in performance enhancement and injury prevention from California University of Pennsylvania in July, 2013.
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