(published 12/9/11) Waleska, Ga. - Kelley Harrison has joined Reinhardt University as its assistant athletic trainer. Harrison is responsible for assisting head athletic trainer Ashley Wolary with all aspects of Reinhardt's athletic training program, which includes the prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and related illnesses for approximately 250 student-athletes who participate in 16 sports programs.
"I actually was an undergrad with Ashley and we worked together then," Harrison said. "I wanted to try experiencing the smaller-school atmosphere and stay in college athletics. I like Reinhardt and the family atmosphere."
Harrison comes to Reinhardt from NCAA Division I Clemson University, where she spent two years as a graduate assistant trainer, working directly with the women's volleyball, women's tennis and spirit squads. During the summer of 2010, Harrison served as an athletic trainer at the Clemson women's basketball, volleyball and men's soccer camps.
Prior to attending graduate school, Harrison was an athletic training student at Florida State University, another NCAA Division I institution. While at FSU, her assignments included working with several teams, including some from nearby Tallahassee Community College.
After earning her bachelor's degree in athletic training from Florida State in May 2009, Harrison received a master's in human resource development at Clemson in August 2011.
Harrison became a certified athletic trainer in June 2009 and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association. She is licensed in the states of Georgia and Florida, and acquired American Red Cross professional rescuer certification.
Originally from Tallahassee, Fla., Harrison now resides in the Lake Arrowhead community of Waleska.