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MISSION STATEMENT

The Miami University Sports Medicine Staff is committed to providing efficient, optimal healthcare to every student athlete, maximizing their intercollegiate experience in accordance with standards of practice set forth by state and federal guidelines. We strive to create a culture encouraging personal and professional development while maintaining positive professional relationships within Miami University and the Oxford Community.

One of the top priorities for the Miami sports medicine staff is to ensure that all student-athletes attain the highest potential for safe and effective participation in their chosen sports. This includes prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, utilizing the latest techniques and equipment.

The main goal of the training staff is to prevent an injury from occurring. This involves getting to know the athletes and determining what factors could predispose them to injury, then acting to improve the situation. This process could include anything from routine taping to strengthening exercises for a chronic problem.

Despite all precautions, injuries occur, and when they do, the qualifications of the Miami athletic training staff truly become apparent. Regardless of the severity of the injury, the athletic trainers are prepared to give immediate quality evaluations and treatments for the condition. When the athletes return to competition, they do so after completion of a personally designed rehabilitation program with the goal of getting the athlete back to pre-injury status as quickly as possible.

Benefiting from one of the finest training rooms in Division I athletics, Miami's athletes are cared for with muscle stimulators, ultrasound, whirlpools and other state-of the-art rehabilitation equipment. The resources do not end with the equipment, however; the staff of 10 certified athletic trainers and 30 Athletic Training students have established one of the best sports medicine programs in the country.

Sports Medicine Staff


DR. STEPHEN DAILEY
DIRECTOR OF SPORTS MEDICINE

Dr. Dailey oversees the Miami Sports Medicine Department. He is the head team physician for the RedHawks and a former football letterwinner. He has served as a Primary Care Sports Medicine Specialist at Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine for the past 17 years.


JENNIFER BEARDSLEE, Med., ATC/L
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF SPORTS MEDICINE

Beardslee, who is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, earned her BS in Exercise Science from the University of Missouri in 1994. She went on to earn her MEd. in Health and Physical Education from Wright State University in 1996.

Beardslee's responsibilities at Miami include women's basketball, overseeing insurance and the budget.


JASON ECKERLE, MS, ATC/L
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ATHLETIC TRAINING

Eckerle hails from Jasper, Indiana, and earned his BS in Athletic Training from Ball State University in 2002. He added a Master's Degree in Exercise Science from Miami University in 2010. Prior to Miami, Eckerle served an internship at the University of South Carolina.

Eckerle's responsibilities at Miami include ice hockey, golf and overseeing drug testing.


PAUL EVERSOLE, ATC/L
ASSOCIATE ATHLETIC TRAINER

Eversole came to Miami after serving as the strength and conditioning coach and athletic trainer at Mason High School. He had previously served as the director of sports performance at Middletown Regional Hospital.

Eversole's responsibility at Miami is being the head football trainer.


MISAO TANIOKA, MA, ATC/L
ASSOCIATE ATHLETIC TRAINER

Tanioka hails from Tokyo, Japan, and earned her BS in Physical Education from Nippon Taiiku Daigaku in 1999. She went on to earn her MA in Athletic Training from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2003.

Tanioka's responsibilities at Miami include volleyball and men's swimming and diving.


CHRIS ELMORE, ATC/L
ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER

Elmore is originally from Cincinnati. He earned his BS in athletic training from Miami in 2007. He went on to earn his Master's in Athletic Training from Indiana State in 2009. Before returning to his alma mater in 2010, he spent a year as an intern athletic trainer at Ohio State.

His responsibilities at Miami include men's basketball and cheerleading.


ANNA GEARHART, ATC/L
ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER

Growing up in Ohio, Gearhart completed her BS in Athletic Training at Miami in 2008. Her MA in Health, Physical Education and Recreation came from Wright State University located in Dayton, Ohio in 2010.

Her responsibilities at Miami include soccer and women's swimming and diving.


DOMINIC VINCENTINI, M.S., ATC/L
ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Vincentini earned his bachelor's' degree in athletic training from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2006. From 2007-08, he was an intern at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida and at Washington State University. Prior to Miami, Vincentini completed his Masters' degree in Sports Administration from the University of New Mexico in 2009.

His responsibilities at Miami include baseball and tennis.


JILLIAN RUBIN, MA, ATC/L
ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER

Rubin, originally from West Bloomfield, Michigan, earned her Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training with a minor in Spanish from Michigan State University in 2010. She went on to earn her Master's Degree in Tourism Administration with a concentration in Sports Management from George Washington University in 2012.

Her responsibilities at Miami include field hockey and softball.


DREW RUCKELSHAUS, MS, ATC/L
ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER

Ruckelshaus, originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, earned his BS in Athletic Training from Miami University in 2010. He then completed his Master's Degree in Exercise Science at the University of Idaho in 2012.

His responsibilities at Miami include football and tennis.


GARRETT STOLLER, BS, ATC/L
ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER

Stoller, originally from Paulding, Ohio received his bachelor's degree in Athletic Training from the University of Toledo in 2013.

His responsibilities at Miami include men's and women's cross country and track and field.


PAULINE WERNER, BS, ATC/L
FULL TIME INTERN

Werner, originally from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania received her bachelor's degree in Athletic Training from Penn State in 2013. She will receive her master's degree in exercise physiology from Ithaca College in August 2014.

Her responsibilities at Miami include synchronized skating.



Dr. Doug Ross
Team Physician

Dr. Ron Hess
Team Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Todd Elwert
Dr. Todd Elwert
Team Chiropractor
Mark Cristell
Mark Cristell
Physical Therapist

Roseann McGuire
Insurance Coordinator