BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State announced Monday that Frank Garcia has been named assistant athletic trainer.
Garcia will work primarily with men’s basketball, men’s tennis and women’s tennis at App State.
“I’m excited to be joining the Appalachian State family,” Garcia said. “I am eager to get to work and build positive relationships with a great sports medicine department and very competitive men’s basketball team and tennis programs. I hope to add another level of experience and expertise to the athletics department and help our student-athletes succeed on and off the court.”
Garcia comes to the High Country after serving as an assistant athletic trainer at Stetson since 2017. While working for the Hatters, he served as the athletic trainer for men’s basketball and women’s rowing.
Prior to Stetson, he worked for two years at Northern Illinois as the athletic trainer for women’s basketball and tennis, while also serving as a preceptor for athletic training students in the undergrad program.
Garcia has also spent time at MidAmerica Nazarene University, where he was the athletic trainer for women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball, and at Kansas, where he worked with softball, while assisting with football, spirit squad, women’s basketball and women’s soccer as a graduate assistant.
Garcia earned his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Park University in 2012 and received his Master of Science in Education in Sports Management from Kansas in 2014.
Garcia’s hire follows last week’s announcement that Jon Mitchell has been promoted to Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being as part of a restructure of App State’s sports medicine unit to further enhance the quality of care received by all Mountaineer student-athletes.