By Delaney Gould, Staff Writer
Lynn University welcomes its newest assistant athletic trainer, Chloe McCoy, to campus this fall to work with the women’s lacrosse, volleyball and swimming teams, and with the men’s golf team.
Hailing from North Carolina, McCoy completed a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and a Master of Arts in Education at East Carolina University. McCoy began her career in athletic training at King University, then soon traveled to Coker University before coming to Lynn in 2021.
Having spent most of her collegiate time in the South, joining Lynn was a somewhat familiar atmosphere for McCoy. Although living in a new location was something she never experienced before, she felt more than welcome when arriving at Lynn this past summer.
“Everyone was so welcoming and wanted to get to know me during the interview process, not just make the interview all about business,” said McCoy. “ I felt at home and it just felt like the right place for me.”
Working with various teams, McCoy is learning to balance being available when athletes need her most. Many of those teams overlap in practice, training and competition, posing challenges for McCoy to evenly distribute her time.
“My goal is to make sure all my athletes know they are important and that I will do everything I can to make sure they are getting the best care, even if I am on the road with another team,” said McCoy.
Facing a calendar packed with post-COVID competitions, McCoy looks towards to the future and is excited to be a part of Lynn Athletics.
“I am looking forward to experiencing the Lynn game day atmosphere this year,” said McCoy. “I am also looking forward to getting to know athletes from different teams and being able to go and cheer them on.”