Oct. 16, 2000
Football dressed over 160 potential Florida Atlantic University players the first day of tryouts. While the numbers have slightly dwindled the possibility still remains for over 260 ankles to be taped, and while other schools will consistently use 40 players in a game, each Saturday, FAU plays every player on the roster.
Responsibility foremost goes to the care and prevention of injuries. With that in mind, Howard Schnellenberger, FAU's Director of Football Operations and Head Coach has hired Jamie Pinyan as the program's Assistant Athletic Trainer.
"The development of our young players is directly related to the time they can spend in team meetings and on the practice field," Schnellenberger said. "Jamie has been added to the staff to help enssure the players are getting quality care and can continue to develop in anticipation of our first game September 1, 2001."
Pinyan came to FAU from Crestwood Medical Center, in Huntsville, AL where he served as a certified athletic trainer. Prior to Crestwood, he worked with the Kansas City Royals (1996 Spring Training), the Miami Dolphins summer camp (1996) and for the Orange County High Schools (1996).
The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association member earned his B.S in sports medicine from Valdosta State University in 1996 and his M.S. in Sports Administration from Louisiana State University.
Pinyan has experience with football, men's basketball, baseball, track and field, as well as coordinating student trainers. He began working with head trainer Brian Anderson in September.