Maryville College administrators announced Friday that Ryan Greer and Sara Quatrocky have been hired for positions within the College's athletics department.
Greer joined the College's staff as a trainer last October and began officially as the director of athletic training on July 8. Quatrocky, who most recently served in the athletics department at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., has been named associate athletics director. She will begin her tenure at the College Aug. 19.
As director of athletic training, Greer supervises the evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of all injuries to Maryville College student-athletes directly related to intercollegiate athletics. He also supervises the daily operation of the Maryville College Athletic Training Facility, manages the athletic training budget and, as the department's health care administrator, provides the management and tracking of insurance claims, insurance billing and assistance to student-athletes in navigating locally provided medical care.
"Mr. Greer brings with him wide-ranging experience in various settings, including internships with the NFL Cincinnati Bengals and Tennessee Smokies, as well as professional roles within Knoxville Catholic High School and South Doyle High School in Knoxville," said Dr. Melanie Tucker, the College's vice president and dean of students.
As associate athletics director at MC, Quatrocky will be responsible for assisting the athletics director in duties pertaining to the administration of the department, as well as ensuring compliance with NCAA, USA South Athletic Conference and College policies and procedures; contract administration; strategic planning and assessment; budget planning; and personnel oversight.
She earned both a master of business administration in sports administration degree and a bachelor of arts degree in international communications from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. She has served on national committees through the NCAA, along with regional and conference committees, representing men's basketball, women's and men's golf, men's lacrosse and men's tennis. Additionally, she has represented administrative leadership, careers in sports and athletic expansion through her committee work.
"Ms. Quatrocky brings with her depth and breadth of experience in numerous areas," Tucker said. "She served Rhodes College over the past academic year as the senior woman administrator, as well as assisting with academic and learning resources. Previously, she served Lynn University in multiple roles, including 12 years as the senior woman administrator while progressing from the director of student-athlete services to assistant athletics director to associate athletics director for internal operations and student success."
Wood thanked for service
Greer and Quatrocky assume responsibilities previously held by Sharon Wood '83, who served the College as an athletic trainer from 1987 until her resignation as head athletic trainer July 1, 2018. Wood then began serving as the College's interim associate athletics director, covering the 2018-2019 academic year. Wood will continue to teach in the College's health science and outdoor studies division.
"As head athletic trainer, Sharon served our student-athletes and campus community with passion, humor and grace." Tucker said. "Over the past year, she admirably served our athletics department as we completed national searches for these positions. We are grateful for Sharon's 30 years of experience and for her willingness to take on an interim role."
Tucker also thanked other members of the campus community who participated in the search process.
"Athletics Director Kandis Schram ['85] had an integral role in identifying and enhancing the responsibilities of both positions within the athletics department over the past several months," the dean said. "I wish to thank her for her drive and focus toward continued and ongoing greatness within Maryville College Athletics.
"Additionally, members of the campus community, including athletics, graciously served on search committees for both positions, helping us identify excellent leaders to further strengthen our focus on the success of student-athletes," she continued. "I thank them, as well."
Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2018 semester was 1,154.