In 1987, Sharon Wood returned to Maryville College as our Head Athletic Trainer. The job of coordinating our sports medicine program has been in good hands ever since. Sharon graduated from Maryville College in 1983 with a degree in physical education. At Maryville College, she was the captain of the tennis team and the first recipient of our Carl H. Black Student Trainer of the Year Award. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology. She is licensed in Tennessee as an Athletic Trainer and Emergency Medical Technician-IV.
During her tenure at Maryville College, Sharon has maintained an excellent student trainer program. As our athletic program has grown, our athletic trainers have been there to prevent, evaluate, and treat every athletic injury. While at Maryville College, Sharon had the opportunity to work with some of the world's finest athletes as a volunteer athletic trainer for the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996 and at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in 1997 and 2000. In 2000, she was chosen as the athletic trainer for USA Basketball's College Select Team, which traveled to Taiwan to play in the William R. Jones Cup. In 1998, the Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society chose her as the College Athletic Trainer of the Year. In 1999, she was awarded the Outstanding Administrator at Maryville College. In 2000, she was inducted into the Maryville College Athletic Wall of Fame.
Sharon is also an adjunct instructor for Maryville College in the PHR department. She is also an instructor trainer for the American Red Cross in CPR and First Aid.