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Bethany College Names Roger Olean New Head Athletic Trainer

Nov. 15- BETHANY, W.Va.- Bethany College is pleased to announce the hiring of Roger Olean as the new head athletic trainer.

Olean is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and is certified in CPR/AED through the Red Cross.

Olean has over 20 years experience as an athletic trainer and comes to Bethany after serving the last year as an assistant at Salem International University in Salem, W.Va.

"We are pleased to have Roger join the Bethany community to lead our athletic training program," said Director of Athletics, Brian Rose. "He brings over 20 years of experience as an athletic trainer and his commitment to providing the best possible care for our student-athletes really stood out during the interview process. With his background and professionalism, Roger is an ideal person to entrust with the health of our student-athletes."

Prior to Salem, Olean worked three years at Potomac State College of West Virginia University where he provided services to eight NJCAA teams including traveling to away games, regional competitions and to the Division I Baseball 2011 Junior College World Series National Championship, where the Catamounts placed third.

Olean has experience at various levels of competition including high school, as well as Division I and Division III levels of the NCAA. He served as the head athletic trainer at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and has worked in several states including, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, West Virginia, New York and Massachusetts.

A native of Western, Pa, Olean earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Allied Health from Slippery Rock University in 1991 and went on to attain his Masters degree in Physical Education from Springfield College in 1998.