Athletic Training Staff In Place for 2004-05

NEW PALTZ, NY — After conducting two national searches during the spring semester, SUNY New Paltz Director of Athletics Stuart Robinson has announced the hiring of a new athletic training staff for the 2004-05 school year.

Katherine Moskal of Northridge, California, has been named the new head athletic trainer. Since 1998, Moskal was the assistant athletic trainer at California State University, Northridge. She worked with all 20 of the Matadors Division I varsity sports teams and spent six years as the head athletic trainer for the baseball team and three years as the head athletic trainer for the football team.

Prior to her appointment at Cal State Northridge, Moskal was a two-year graduate assistant at the University of South Carolina and earned a master’s degree in physical education in 1997. While pursuing graduate work at the University of South Carolina, she worked as the head athletic trainer at nearby Dreher High School from 1995-97.

Moskal graduated from Cal State Northridge in 1993 with a degree in kinesiology. Shortly after graduation, she began her athletic training career as an assistant at Cal State Polytechnic.

Moskal has also worked as a physical therapy aid and was a visiting instructor at Grand Valley State University.

Drue Stapleton has been named the new assistant athletic trainer. Stapleton recently completed graduate work in post- secondary education at Salisbury State and was inducted into the Kappa Delta Pi Educational Honor Society. As a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Salisbury State, he worked with the football, men’s basketball and track & field teams.

Stapleton is a 2001 graduate of SUNY Cortland where he earned a degree in athletic training and physical education. As an undergraduate he worked with several of the Red Dragons varsity sports including men’s soccer, ice hockey, field hockey and wrestling. Stapleton is from Latham, New York.