Coaches are not the only individuals who have a huge impact on student-athletes during their time at Liberty. Several different groups of support staff members also play a key role in their success, both on and off the field of play.
Hugh Blocker is one of those individuals, as he is the assistant athletic trainer responsible for providing care and coverage for women's soccer, women's swimming and diving and softball. Blocker returned to Liberty in September 2014 after spending the previous two years at The College of William and Mary.
Recently, LFSN Game On was able to spend some time with Blocker, providing viewers with a little insight into his responsibilities and game day operation.
Blocker is certified through the Board of Certification (BOC) and holds memberships with the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers' Association (MAATA) and the Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association (VATA).
Blocker had previously served as a graduate assistant at Liberty from 2009-2012, where he completed his M.S. in sports management and administration. Blocker completed his undergraduate work at Cedarville University (Ohio), earning a B.S. in athletic training.
He has been involved with the international sports ministry Athletes in Action since his time at Cedarville, having travelled on summer tours to Mexico and Guatemala with a multitude of teams. Blocker has also been member of the National Ski Patrol since 2003, currently volunteering on weekends at Wintergreen Resort when he is able.
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