James Meadows begins his fourth year in the athletic training program at Cumberland University and was named Head Athletic Trainer in January 2013.
Meadows worked with the football, men's basketball, and men's and women's golf programs upon his arrival at CU in 2009-10. As head athletic trainer, he is currently responsible for the overall management of athletic healthcare for all intercollegiate student-athletes. Meadows oversees the prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation of injuries for the football team, teaches Therapeutic Modalities and Rehab of Athletic Injuries in the Athletic Training Educational Program (ATEP) at CU, and serves as an ATEP preceptor in which he supervises athletic training students' clinical hours.
Meadows was born in Indianapolis, Ind., and moved to Mt. Juliet, Tenn., with his family when he was 10. He attended Friendship Christian School and graduated in 2004.
Meadows received his bachelor’s in Athletic Training from Harding University in 2008 and earned a master’s in Education with an emphasis in Kinesiology in 2009 from Harding. During the 2008-09 academic year, he served as the athletic training graduate assistant at Harding and worked with the men's soccer and football teams for the Bison.