Athletic Department
Athletic Department: Luis Velez

Luis Velez

  Assistant Athletic Trainer
  Alma Mater: Lenoir-Rhyne, 2001
  Office Phone: (828) 328-7124

Luis Velez is beginning his ninth year as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Velez, a 2001 graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne with an undergraduate degree in sports medicine/athletic training, will be responsible for men's soccer, men's basketball and men's and women's tennis during the 2013-14 academic year. 

Velez came back to Lenoir-Rhyne after working as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla. (2003-05).

Velez received his master's degree in health and exercise science from Furman University in May of 2003.  At the Greenville, S.C., school, Velez served as a graduate assistant trainer (2001-03) and has been an Athletic Trainer for Doug Allison's Soccer Academy every summer since 2003. 

He also directs a Speed and Conditioning Academy at Lenoir-Rhyne every summer along with assisting speed and conditioning programs for Lenoir-Rhyne's baseball and men's soccer teams.

Luis also serves as an instructor for the School of Health and Exercise Science in the College of Health Sciences. He teaches courses including Concepts of Healthful Living and Principles of Strength Training and Athletic Conditioning.

In addition, Velez runs a highly-successful speed and conditioning academy during the summers.

Velez is a Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as well as a First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor belonging to the National Athletic Trainers' Association and National Strength and Conditioning Association. 

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