Matteo named LMU’s head athletic trainer

Published 1:38 pm Thursday, August 24, 2023

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A familiar face will lead the athletic training staff this year. Beloved athletic trainer Malia Matteo has been named the new Head Athletic Trainer for Lincoln Memorial University. For six and a half years, Matteo has been a staple of the athletic training staff, taking care of everything from inventory and administrative duties to hands-on training.

“I feel very blessed and fortunate to hold this new role within LMU sports medicine,” she said. “I have been here for six-and-a-half years and take a lot of pride in what I do. I feel honored to have a leadership role to ultimately provide the best care for our student athletes. The athlete’s health, well being and overall experience is what I hold most important and what I strive to instill in all of our athletic trainers at LMU. I hold myself and my staff to a high standard to ensure each athlete is getting optimal care. I am beyond excited to hold this new title and further my career at LMU.”

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In her new role, Matteo will mentor and supervisor all staff members and collaborate with various coaches, athletes, and other colleagues to ensure a smooth flow of operations for the athletic training department.