NEW PALTZ — Jeanine Engelmann, a 1998 Boston University graduate who spent the last two years as a graduate assistant at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania while also completing her master’s degree, has been hired as the new assistant athletic trainer at SUNY New Paltz.
“I’m really happy to be working in New York, close to home,” Engelmann, who resides in Rockland County, said. “I’m back in the neighborhood, so to speak.”
A NATA-certified athletic trainer, Engelmann has spent time as a trainer at both the high school and college levels. She was a student athletic trainer at Wayland High School in eastern Massachusetts in 1998, and has worked at the other two college levels – including Division I Boston University (1995-98) and Division II schools Kutztown (1998-2000) and Bentley (1996-97).
Engelmann has served as the host athletic trainer at various high profile events in the last year at Kutztown, including the 2000 NCAA Division II East Region Wrestling Championships and the 1999 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Cross-Country Championships. In addition, she was the head athletic trainer at various field hockey, volleyball and track tournaments at Kutztown, and also has experience with the sports of basketball, crew, football, lacrosse, soccer and swimming.
“I’m certainly excited to have her on board,” New Paltz Head Athletic Trainer Corey Smith said. “She’s more than qualified, and I’m really looking forward to the help (with our 20 sports).”
Engelmann acknowledged that she is equally excited. “I think the environment (at New Paltz) is better than any other I’ve visited,” she said. “Corey’s got the ball rolling, and I’m just looking to contribute in any way I can.”