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Jarrod Spanjer is in his first year as the head athletic trainer at Long Beach State where he oversees the coverage of 19 Division I sports. Spanjer works directly with men's basketball, women's water polo and men's and women's golf. In his capacity as head athletic trainer, Spanjer supervises five certified athletic trainers and two athletic training rooms, while overseeing policy and procedures development for the athletic training room in collaboration with staff, administration and physicians. Spanjer came to Long Beach State after spending nearly seven years at Arizona State where he served as the primary athletic trainer for the men's basketball and men's and women's golf teams, as well as spending time working with the Sun Devils' track team from 2005 to 2006. Spanjer started his athletic training career as a graduate student at San Diego State where he spent two years (2000-2002). While at SDSU he was the head athletic trainer for the women's crew team, while assisting with the football program. After graduating from San Diego State, Spanjer spent one season (2002-03) at St. Joseph's College of New York where he worked directly with women's soccer, women's basketball and softball, and two years (2003-05) at LIU Brooklyn where he served as the primary athletic trainer for women's basketball, men's and women's track and field, and men's and women's soccer. In addition to earning a Master of Arts from San Diego State in 2002, Spanjer graduated with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology in 1999. .

 

Jessica Jewell, MAT, ATC, joined the athletic training staff in October 2013 as the Assistant Athletic Trainer for Baseball and Men's and Women's Cross Country. Jessica has worked in professional baseball for the past six years, spending one season in the Canadian-American League in 2007, and the last five in the Atlantic League (2008-2012). Between seasons she has worked in various collegiate, high school, and clinical settings including SUNY Maritime College in New York (2007-2008), Pikeville University in Kentucky (2010-2011), and Lackey and La Plata High Schools in Maryland (2008-2009) working with athletes in sports ranging from Cross Country and Football to Lacrosse and Field Hockey. A 2005 graduate of Gonzaga University, where she earned a B.S. In Exercise Science, she earned her Master's degree in Athletic Training from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2007. At Gonzaga, Jessica worked largely with Crew, Men's Soccer, Men's and Women's Basketball, and Baseball, assisting with Cross Country and other sports as needed. At Texas Tech, she worked with TTU Football 2005-2006, including a trip to the Cotton Bowl. Jessica has the unique opportunity to intern within the Texas Rangers farm system during three seasons between 2003 and 2006, spending time at both Short Season and Double-A. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

 

Brittany Beckwith, MS, ATC, joined the Long Beach State Athletic Training staff in August of 2012, after working as a Graduate Assistant at California State University, Northridge for the past two years. She will serve as an Assistant Athletic Trainer covering primarily women's volleyball, track and field, and women's tennis. As a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, Beckwith gained experience working with the Cal State Northridge women's volleyball team and men's and women's track and field teams beginning in 2010. In the summer of 2009, Beckwith also had the opportunity to work with athletes outside of the conventional sports setting, being selected to attend the NATA Xtreme Leadership Xperience that was held at the Summer X-Games in Los Angeles, Calif. Beckwith completed both her undergraduate and graduate studies at Cal State Northridge, earning a Bachelors degree in Athletic Training, a Masters degree in Kinesiology: Biomechanics, and graduating Summa Cum Laude at both levels.

 

Nicole Burnett, MS ATC, joined the Long Beach State Athletic Training Staff in August of 2013. She received her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science from Biola University in May of 2010, and her Masters of Science in Athletic Training from California Baptist University in May 2013. During her graduate program at CBU, she assisted with various sport teams at the NCAA Division I, II, and Junior College levels. In her second year of graduate studies, she was the lead student for Men's Basketball at the University of California, Riverside, and one of two lead students for Football at Riverside Community College.

 

Monica Cordova, ATC joins the Long Beach State Athletic Training staff as a graduate assistant working with men's water polo and men's volleyball. She is currently working on Master's of Science in sport psychology. Previously worked at Rowland High School as the head athletic trainer from 2012-2013 and interned with USA Volleyball the last two summers. Earned a BS in Athletic Training from California State University, Fullerton in fall of 2011.

 

Patrick Talley, ATC came to Long Beach State from Illinois, by way of Nashville. He got his B.S. degree at Northern Illinois University in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training in May of 2011. During his last semester at NIU, Patrick was a student intern at Vanderbilt University in the Spring of 2011 working with the Football and Women's Lacrosse teams. After which, he became certified as an Athletic Trainer and was offered a year long internship working with the Football and Women's Swim team at Vanderbilt. Patrick is currently in his 2nd year of Graduate School here at Long Beach State, studying Sports Medicine. He works as an Athletic Trainer with our Women's Basketball and Track and Field teams.


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