RICH STAIERT NAMED ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER
Newest Member To Join The Ferris State Athletics Department
The Ferris State University Athletics Department has hired Rich Staiert as the school's new assistant athletic trainer as announced by FSU Head Athletic Trainer Dave Lucey.
Staiert, pronounced Sty-ert, joined the Bulldogs in November 2007 and his responsibilities include the athletic training duties for women's volleyball, men's basketball, women's basketball along with outdoor men's and women's track and field at Ferris State. He replaces Michael Blackburn, who accepted an assistant athletic trainer position at Western Illinois University in September 2007.
Staiert received his bachelor's degree in athletic training from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2005. In 2007, he earned a master's of arts degree in athletics administration from the University of South Dakota. While at USD, Staiert served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the Coyotes.
A 1996 graduate of Walnut (Iowa) High School, Staiert competed four seasons (1992-95) apiece in both football and baseball while participating in basketball for three seasons (1992-94). A National Honor Society member, Staiert served as class treasurer (1993-94) and then as class secretary (1994-95) at WHS. He also was involved in the school's band (1992-93) and choir (1992-93).
The son of Ronald and Janice Staiert of Walnut, Iowa, Staiert has two sisters and two brothers. He's a certified athletic trainer and a member of the National Athletic Training Association (NATA).
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Ferris State University - Named Rich Staiert assistant athletic trainer