Stacy Struble is Southwestern College’s newest certified athletic trainer. Stacy brings to the SWC a background in sports medicine that is varied and includes work in all levels of athletic performance. She comes to us from the University of San Diego where she oversaw the sports medicine program for Campus Recreation & Sports Clubs. There she worked with injured patients from the general student population and 25 sports clubs, including rugby, lacrosse, soccer, surfing, quidditch and waterski. Stacy also served as assistant clinic manager at the USOC Olympic Training Center, here in Chula Vista for nearly 4 years. She has supported teams internationally and domestically, including USA Softball, US Soccer, USA Rugby, USA Canoe/Kayak, USA Beach Volleyball, USA BMX Cycling, USA Triathlon, US Ski and Snowboard, USA Bobsled/Skeleton and many more. She served as USA medical staff for many 2008 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic athletes and supported TEAM USA at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Stacy also served as a medical volunteer to all teams competing at the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia and in Sydney, Australia in 2000.
Prior to her work at the USOC, Stacy worked in the outpatient physical therapy setting for several years, specializing in some of the most challenging rehab cases in the clinic and working closely with the orthopedic surgeons, physical and occupational therapists. Stacy provided athletic training services to local high schools and volunteered services at many community events over the years. Following the Games in Sydney, Stacy chose to seek additional volunteer experiences in Australia, and offered her expertise to the Carlton Football Club, Professional Australian Rules Football and to the Australian Rugby League, both with on the field care an in teaching first aid courses. She aided a first year rugby league coach in developing the Melbourne Vikings, and assisted the newly formed team to the Premiership. Upon return to the USA, she completed master’s degree program in Sport Management, which eventually brought her to California, where she completed her program requirements on tour with the AVP professional beach volleyball.
Stacy’s interest in the profession began early, as she volunteered as a student athletic trainer at her high school in Elkhart, Indiana. She was a standout student in the Athletic Training Education program at Ball State University, having graduated Cum Laude.
She resides in San Diego and enjoys spending her free time sailing, playing beach volleyball, gourmet cooking, acting as an international ambassador to travelers visiting San Diego and camping.