Matthew P. Smith MS, ATC, an athletic trainer with nearly 10 years of experience at the collegiate level, has been selected head athletic trainer at Capital University, director of athletics and recreation Steve Bruning announced in early June 2014.
“I want to thank everyone on the search committee for allowing me the opportunity to be the head athletic trainer at Capital University,” Smith said. “I am honored to be a part of this fine university and work with its student-athletes. I’m excited about the future of Capital athletic training and about keeping Crusader athletes healthy and competing and their highest level.”
“We are excited to welcome Matt as our head athletic trainer at Capital University,” Bruning said. “His work ethic and collegiate experience will be invaluable to the institution and to the health and well-being, and the overall experience, of our student-athletes. Matt’s straight-forward approach to communication will be a good fit in our department.”
Smith began his career as a resident athletic trainer at The Citadel from 2005-07, covering the football and wrestling teams during that span. He also coordinated travel for the wrestling team and provided athletic training services for the rugby, lacrosse and ice hockey club teams.
Smith and his wife, Michelle, reside in Columbus with their dog, Charley. He is a native of Mentor, Ohio.