SARA FARRIS

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Head Athletic Trainer
sarafarris@cumberland.edu
(615) 453-6363
Main Athletic Training Building
Staff
Athletic Department, Athletic Training Preceptors
The Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing Health Professions Athletic Training Preceptors
B.S., University of North Florida
M.S.E.S., Cumberland University

Sara Farris begins her fourth year at Cumberland University and her second as a full-time member of the Athletic Training staff. She provides coverage for women’s volleyball and baseball. Farris has also covered football and wrestling at CU as a Graduate Assistant.

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 the 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 new puppy Siler.

 

 

MARISSA CANTRELL

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Athletic Trainer
mcantrell@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1284
Main Athletic Training Building
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Athletic Department, Athletic Training Preceptors
The Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing Health Professions Athletic Training Preceptors
B.A. Mount Marty University
M.S.. Augustana University

TYLER BENNETT

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Athletic Trainer
tbennett@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1232
Football Athletic Training Building
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Athletic Department, Athletic Training Preceptors
The Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing Health Professions Athletic Training Preceptors
B.S., Kent State University
M.S., Tennessee Technological University

Tyler Bennett serves as a full-time assistant in Athletic Training at Cumberland after spending two years at Tennessee Tech. He oversees athlete care, injury prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation for football, men’s volleyball, track and field and cross country at CU.

Bennett was a graduate assistant at Tennessee Tech, assisting the Head Athletic Trainer with football for the Golden Eagles, including athlete care, injury prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation. He scheduled office appointments for injured student-athletes with the team physician and assisted with pre-participation physicals and student-athlete drug testing as well as packing travel trunks and field set-up at away football games. Bennett also provided coverage for men’s tennis home matches and out-of-season coverage for women’s soccer practices and matches at TTU.

He is a member of the National Athletic Training Association and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

Bennett received his bachelor’s in Athletic Training from Kent State in December 2013 and earned his master’s in Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Management from Tennessee Tech in May 2016.

Bennett and his wife, Catherine, reside in Lebanon with their dogs Braxton and Sadie. They are expecting their first child in December.