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Jarrod Spanjer is 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 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. .
Chrissy Turnbull, MA, ATC, is in her first year as the assistant athletic trainer with primary coverage over women's volleyball, beach volleyball, and track and field. Prior to coming to Long Beach, Chrissy spent three years as an assistant athletic trainer at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, CA. She began her athletic training career as a graduate assistant at Azusa Pacific University, where she worked with football and track and field. Chrissy received both her undergraduate and graduate degree from Azusa Pacific University, earning her B.A. in Athletic Training and a M.A. in Leadership Development.
Jessica Jewell, MAT, ATC, joined the athletic training staff in October 2013 as the Assistant Athletic Trainer for baseball. 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).
Patrick Talley joined the Long Beach State Sports Medicine team in the Fall of 2012 as a Graduate Student Assistant working with the Women's Basketball and Men's and Women's Track and Field teams. During this time, he was earning his Master's of Science in Sports Medicine and Injury Studies. In the Fall of 2014 he was hired on as a full time Athletic Trainer working with the Women's Basketball and Tennis teams. His administrative duties include coordinating pre-participation physical exams each year. Prior to LBSU, Patrick spent time in Nashville, TN as a student intern and again as a professional intern at Vanderbilt University working with the Football, Swimming and Lacrosse teams. He became a Certified Athletic Trainer in June of 2011. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training in May of 2011.
Arbhie Guce, ATC joins the Athletic Training staff and will be working with Men's Water Polo and Volleyball. He previously worked at West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation/ Team to Win. Arbhie graduated from Long Beach State in 2012, where he had to chance to work with the Men's Basketball team for 2 Years. He is now currently working on his Master's Degree in Exercise Science.
Jesus Puentes, ATC joins the Long Beach State Athletic Training Staff and will be working with women's soccer and women's water polo. He earned his Bachelors of science degree in Athletic Training from California State University, Northridge in May 2016. At Long Beach State, Jesus will be pursuing his Masters of Science degree in Sports Medicine and Injury Studies. During his undergraduate program, he had the opportunity to work with various sports teams at the NCAA Division I and Junior College levels.
Tessa McEvoy, ATC joins the Long Beach State Athletic Training Staff and will be working with Men's and Women's Cross Country and Women's Softball. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Washington State University in May 2016. During her time at Washington State University she gained experience working with various teams from Division I, NAIA, and high school levels. Tessa also served as an Athletic Training summer intern for the University of Washington in 2014 and 2015. Tessa is currently working towards her Master's Degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Long Beach State.

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