Athletic Training
Dr. Katie Arnold
Director of Athletic Training
Dr. Whitney Graves
Coordinator of Clinical Education
Sara Farris
Head Athletic Trainer (Wresting, Softball, Esports)
Tyler Bennett
Athletic Trainer (Head Football, Men's Volleyball)
Marissa Cantrell
Athletic Trainer (Football, Cheerleading, Dance, Band)
Tyler Hott
Athletic Trainer (Football, Track & Field, Cross Country, Golf)
Christian Kiesel
Athletic Trainer (Men's Basketball, Men's Soccer, Bowling)
Alex Page
Athletic Trainer (Baseball, Women's Volleyball)
Jimmy Wilson
Athletic Trainer (Women's Soccer, Women's Basketball, Tennis)
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Sara Farris

Sara Farris

Head Athletic Trainer (Wresting, Softball, Esports)

Phone (615) 453-6363
Email [email protected]

Sara Farris begins her sixth year at Cumberland University and her first as the head athletic trainer in 2021-22. She provides coverage for wrestling, softball, and esports. Farris has also covered football, women's volleyball, and wrestling in previous years at Cumberland.

The Jacksonville, Fla., native graduated from the University of North Florida in May 2016, earning her bachelor’s in Athletic Training. While at UNF she gained clinic experience with the football, soccer, basketball, and volleyball teams at Creekside High School, providing first aid during games and implementing return-to-play protocol for concussed athletes. During undergrad, Farris also worked with the baseball team at Jacksonville University, UNF women’s soccer team, and gained experience with soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, lacrosse, and track and field teams at The Bolles School.

She also gained experience with the soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, lacrosse, and track and field teams at The Bolles School, evaluating upper and lower extremity injuries, facilitating rehabilitation and stretching techniques, and administering baseline Impact testing for spring sports.

Farris completed her master’s in Sports Management at Cumberland in May 2018.

Farris resides in Lebanon with her dog Siler.