State College Area School DistrictAthletic Training Servicesprovided by:Meet our Athletic Trainers:McKenzie TruittMcKenzie attended East Juniata High School where she participated in Field Hockey and Basketball. After high school, she attended Lock Haven University where she majored in Athletic Training.McKenzie then continued on to California University of Pennsylvania for graduate school. McKenzie began her career as a graduate assistant at Lock Haven while completing her master's degree in Rehabilitation Science and then transitioned straight to State High after grad school in 2016.McKenzie has a great appreciation for SCASD and has enjoyed every minute over the last 6 years. "State College has an athletic community that is unmatched and I love being a part of it."McKenzie resides in Philipsburg with her husband, Cody.Lauren DamianoLauren is originally from Dunmore, PA, where she played softball at Dunmore High School before transitioning to rugby in college. She attended Lock Haven University for both her Bachelor's and Master's degree.Lauren's bachelor's degree is in Health Science Pre-Physical Therapy and Psychology, and she owns a Master's Degree in Athletic Training. During her time at LHU, she assisted with multiple research studies, in addition to conducting her own IRB-approved research project in her final year of graduate school.Before coming to State High she completed a semester-long internship with Bucknell University, where she was able to learn many hands-on skills that translate into her day-to-day life and work as an AT! The most enjoyable part of her job is getting to know the athletes and their families, and knowing that she is able to help them both on and off the field.She looks forward to working with all of our student-athletes!Ryan KnightRyan is a 2009 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School. He was a two-sport athlete, earning letters in soccer and baseball during his high school career. Ryan graduated from Liberty University where he obtained a B.S. in Athletic Training in 2013. In 2015, he completed his graduate studies from Lock Haven University, majoring in Sports Psychology.Ryan began his athletic training career as a graduate assistant at Bald Eagle Area High school for two years and was most recently the head athletic trainer at Bellefonte Area High School for the last six years.Ryan currently lives in Bellefonte with his wife Brooke and his two children, Kennedy and Palmer.Ryan takes pride in providing quality care for all of SCASD’s athletes, meeting not just their physical needs, but emotional and spiritual needs as well during recovery from difficult injuries.
Last Modified on March 29, 2022