Greensboro, N.C. — Guilford College interim athletic director Tom Palombo named Kirsten Schrader the Quakers’ head athletic trainer Monday. Schrader replaces Mary Broos, who retired in May after 30 years in the position.
Schrader, a Greensboro native, spent the past four years as part-time assistant on Broos’ staff. She worked with a variety of Quakers’ teams and also served as an instructor in the sports studies department. In addition to her employment at Guilford, Schrader worked with Murphy-Wainer Orthopedic Specialists, taught courses at Greensboro College and served as the athletic trainer for Guilford Technical Community College’s men’s basketball team.
Guilford becomes the fourth institution where Schrader has served as head athletic trainer. She spent one year as the head athletic trainer at Lee College in Baytown, Texas, where she provided care for 36 junior-college student-athletes. From 2002-04, Schrader worked at Queens University of Charlotte where she oversaw athletic training services for the Royals’ 16 varsity teams. While there Schrader designed two athletic training facilities and served as a clinical instructor for the school’s National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) accredited athletic training program. She was Pfeiffer University’s head athletic trainer from 1999-2001 and also taught athletic training courses.
Schrader graduated from Ragsdale High School in Jamestown, N.C., before earning a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1994. She completed an athletic training internship at Bellevue University while fulfilling requirements for a master’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1997.
An NATA member, Schrader is a licensed athletic trainer in the state of North Carolina and a certified cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first-aid instructor. She lives in Greensboro with her husband, Jason, and their two children, Sophie and Millie.