PFATS Announces Two New Assistant Athletic Trainers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PFATS ANNOUNCES HIRING OF MINER AND SCHNETTGOECKE TO NFL
Allison Miner & Laura Schnettgoecke Named Assistant Athletic Trainers for Chargers and 49ers Respectively
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – JUNE 17, 2015. The Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) is pleased to announce the hiring of Allison Miner as Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist with the San Diego Chargers and Laura Schnettgoecke as Assistant Athletic Trainer with the San Francisco 49ers.
The San Diego Chargershave hired Allison Miner as Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist. She joins the Chargers from San Diego State University where she was an Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist with football since 2005. Allison received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Puget Sound in 2004. She also earned a B.S. in kinesiology with an emphasis in athletic training from San Diego State University in 2000.
“Being a part of the NFL and PFATS is a dream come true. I have been working in college football for over 10 years to realize my dream. The San Diego Chargers from top to bottom have welcomed me with open arms. As a San Diego native I’m excited to work for such a great organization. Plus, the opportunity to work with an icon such as James Collins and his staff is an honor. I am inspired by PFATS with so many skilled professionals and I look forward to being a part of this group,” stated, Allison Miner, Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist with San Diego.
The San Francisco 49ersannounced May 29, 2015, that they have hired Laura Schnettgoecke as Assistant Athletic Trainer, the first female member of the training staff in franchise history. She joins San Francisco with six and a half years of experience with Texas Tech where she held the role as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the women's soccer team.
Laura earned a Masters in human resource development from Clemson where she served as a graduate assistant to all 21 intercollegiate sports, while also getting specific work with the women's soccer team.
She graduated from Kansas State (KSU) in 2005 with a B.S. in kinesiology and athletic training. During her time at KSU, she was a student athletic trainer with the rowing and football teams.
“Since my interview process, I have been impressed with everyone involved in the 49ers organization. I couldn’t have asked for a better staff to begin my NFL career with. Now a part of the NFL, it has made me want to better myself as an athletic trainer and uphold the standard that PFATS has created. I'm proud to work for an organization that hires based solely on an individual's abilities and look forward to seeing other female ATC's having similar opportunities.” commented, Laura Schnettgoecke, Assistant Athletic Trainer with San Francisco.
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The Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) is a Professional Association representing the athletic trainers of the National Football League. We serve the players of the NFL, the member Clubs, and other members of the community. Our purpose is to insure the highest quality of health care is provided to the National Football League. We are dedicated to the welfare of our members and committed to the promotion and advancement of athletic training through education and research. The Society is founded on the professional integrity and the ethical standards of our members and the fellowship that exists among us. "PFATS cares to make a difference"