Tyler Bennett begins his second year as a full-time assistant in Athletic Training at Cumberland after spending two years at Tennessee Tech. He oversees athlete care, injury prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation for football at CU.
Bennett was a graduate assistant at Tech, assisting the Head Athletic Trainer with football for the Golden Eagles, including athlete care, injury prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation. He scheduled office appointments for injured student-athletes with the team physician and assisted with pre-participation physicals and student-athlete drug testing as well as packing travel trunks and field set-up at away football games.
He also was responsible for covering men's tennis home matches and out-of-season coverage for women's soccer practices and matches at TTU.
Bennett was a student trainer at Kent State, working with football as a senior and also covering KSU track and field and gymnastics. He served as a student trainer during events at Solon and Northwest Canal Fulton High School along with the Akron General Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic.
He is a member of the National Athletic Training Association and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
Bennett received his bachelor's in Athletic Training from Kent State in December 2013 and earned his master's in Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Management from Tennessee Tech in May 2016.