In recent months, alumni from the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies have been making an impact in the elite sports world.
Shad Forsythe (MS ’98) has been the head fitness coach for Germany’s soccer team since 2004. The team claimed its fourth World Cup title this year. Forsythe is now with the Arsenal Football Club, the soccer team based in Holloway, London, England.
Also working at the World Cup was Jeremy Hassler (MS ’99). He is one of the lead trainers for the US Men’s National Team.
Stephanie Garant-Jones (MS ’07) and Josh Pate (PhD ’12) both worked at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi—Garant-Jones with the event management side of the games and Pate with the Special Olympics.
Additionally, Lauren Loberg (PhD ’09) and Taryn Morgan (PhD ’06) worked with US athletes as they prepared for and competed in the Winter Games. Loberg is the director
of athlete career and education for the US Ski and Snowboard Association. She traveled to Sochi to provide mental training support to US skiers and snowboarders. Morgan is the assistant director of athletic and personal development at IMG Academy. She worked with US figure skaters Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay.