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Assistant Director of Athletics
(615) 547-1334
Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena
Athletic Department
B.S., Cumberland University
M.A.E., Cumberland University
D.H.Ed., A.T. Still University

Dr. Katie Arnold begins her 16th year at Cumberland University in 2023-24. Arnold is in her first year as the Assistant Athletic Director taking on a new role, in addition to the Director of Athletic Training and Senior Woman Leader. Dr. Arnold oversees the athletic side of the Athletic Training Department and has served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer, assistant athletic trainer, Interim Head Athletic Trainer/AT Program Director and AT Program Director for her alma mater.

Dr. Arnold will be responsible for managing all aspects of eligibility, compliance, and academics. This includes education, monitoring, and enforcing NAIA and Mid-South Conference Rules. She is also responsible for student eligibility and retention, as well as scheduling and monitoring class attendance for the more than 700 student-athletes in the Cumberland Athletic Department.

As the Director of Athletic Training, Dr. Arnold is responsible for making sure that there is appropriate athletic training staff to provide high-quality care for student-athletes. She oversees all administrative tasks required, organizes athletic department physicals, oversees the drug testing program for student-athletes, and assists the Head Athletic Trainer and staff Athletic Trainers in providing medical care to the athletic department.

Dr. Arnold has provided coverage at some point for all teams at CU. However, her primary coverage was with the wrestling program from 2016-13, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s soccer from 2009-13, the football and men’s and women’s golf programs in 2008-09.

The Jacksboro, Tennessee native, earned both her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Cumberland University. She has a bachelor’s in Physical Education with an emphasis in Athletic Training (2006), and a master’s in Education (2008). She received her doctorate in Health Education from A.T. Still University, in Kirksville, Mo. (2017).