Tabor College has selected Troy Quenzer to be its associate head athletic trainer, effective July 15.
Quenzer comes to Tabor from Pittsburg State University, where he completed his master’s degree while serving as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the Gorillas. Quenzer earned his undergraduate degree at Sterling College.
The Colby native had primary sports assignments in volleyball and baseball, and secondary assignments in both men’s and women’s basketball at Pittsburg State. While at Sterling, he also worked with the football team, helped with the rehabilitation programs and served as a teaching assistant.
“This opportunity at Tabor will be a major building block throughout my personal, professional and spiritual life,”Quenzer said. “I believe my time at Pittsburg State and Sterling College have given me the experiences that will help Tabor College succeed in the future. The athletic department staff is entirely invested in the overall academic and athletic success of all Tabor student-athletes.”
Quenzer said he is excited to integrate his faith with his duties.
“As an athletic trainer, I will see student-athletes in their best times, and unfortunately in some of the worst times during their athletic career. Those times of tribulation are the most important to be able to connect spiritually with the student-athletes.”
Quenzer earned numerous awards while at Pittsburg State, including the Outstanding Service Award. He also was named the Sterling College’s “ATEP Athletic Training Student of the Year.” He will complete the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam through the National Strength and Conditioning Associate later in June.
“Troy is an outstanding addition to the athletic training program,” said Karol Hunt, Tabor’s associate athletic director. “He has a strong academic background in both undergraduate and graduate studies. His experience in providing athletic training services to a broad spectrum of sports will serve our student-athletes well. I am impressed with his knowledge base and work ethic.”
Quenzer said he is ready for this new chapter in his career. “I am excited to work with the entire Bluejay staff to achieve success.”