David McDonald Joins Lamar Athletic Training Staff
Aug. 18, 2009
The Lamar athletic training staff will enter the 2009-10 athletic year with five additional staff members, head athletic trainer Josh Yonker announced on Tuesday.
David McDonald joins the staff as an assistant athletic trainer, while Andrea Gonzalez, Cheryl Guidorzi, Robert Holsinger and Mayumi Ogino are all entering their first year as graduate assistants.
McDonald recently completed a two-year stint as a graduate assistant at Texas Christian University where he worked with the Horned Frogs' nationally-ranked football and track & field programs. He earned a master's degree in Educational Administration in 2009. He also worked at Oklahoma State as an undergraduate from 2003-07. He had sport duties with men's basketball and football while earning his bachelor's degree in Athletic Training. At Lamar, the Paris, Texas native will work with the men's basketball and women's tennis programs.
"We are very excited to have David at Lamar," Yonker said. "His experiences at TCU and Oklahoma State will bring a lot of depth to our staff and he can be someone our students can learn from on a daily basis."
Gonzalez comes to LU from Southland Conference rival Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi where she was a softball student-athlete in addition to her athletic training duties. She earned her bachelor's degree in Athletic Training in May 2009. Gonzalez worked with the Islanders women's basketball, track and cross country, volleyball and baseball teams. She will primarily be responsible for the Cardinals women's soccer program and will assist with football on a limited basis. The native of Sugar Land is a Licensed Athletic Trainer in the State of Texas.
Guidorzi earned her bachelor's degree in Athletic Training from Baylor University in May 2009, where she worked with the football, women's tennis, volleyball and cross country and track & field teams. She will be responsible for the cross country and track and field programs at Lamar. Guidorzi is a native of Pasadena, Texas and is a Licensed Athletic Trainer in the State of Texas.
Holsinger earned dual bachelor's degrees in Athletic Training and Exercise Science with a concentration in Health and Fitness, from Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo. While at Missouri Valley, Holsinger was an athletic training student with experience working with numerous Viking sports, including football, baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball and wrestling. His primary sport responsibility at Lamar will be with the Cardinals baseball team. He will also assist with the football program. Holsinger is a native of Columbia, Mo.
Ogino earned her bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion with an emphasis in Athletic Training in December of 2008 from the University of Wyoming. She had experience working with the women's basketball, soccer and volleyball teams, as well as the football and track and field programs. Her primary sport responsibility at Lamar will be with the women's volleyball team. Ogino is a native of Atsugi, Japan and is a Board Certified Athletic Trainer.
"The addition of Cheryl, Mayumi, Robert and Andrea will have a large impact on our athletic training staff and our ability to provide adequate medical care for Lamar student athletes. I am excited to have them here for the next two years as they complete their graduate degrees and provide athletic training coverage for our student athletes."