Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Nanooks' AD, Golf Highlight GNAC Insider Episode 150

Kayne Gutierrez, interim director of athletics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, headlined this week's episode of GNAC Insider. He joined host Robert Lowery to provide an update to his new position and ongoings within the Nanooks' athletic department, including an overview of coming upgrades to the Patty Center and the three head-coaching searches currently in process. UAF is searching for new leaders in men's basketball, women's basketball and ice hockey.

Gutierrez also touched on his rise from assistant athletic director for compliance, the uniqueness of Alaska's athletics program (Nanooks' sports compete in six different conferences) and how he transitioned from a career as a firefighter into intercollegiate athletics administration.

Other guests on this week's show -- golfer Michelle Waters of Simon Fraser and men's golf coach Luke Bennett of Western Washington -- helped shape the preview of next week's GNAC Men's and Women's Golf Championships at the Couer d'Alene Resort in northern Idaho.

Take a listen:

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Celebrating National Athletic Training Month

With the annual "National Athletic Training Month" coming to a close this week, we want to use this space to re-up the Q&A's of some of the GNAC's head athletic trainers that have been running on since March 1.

Intended to take readers behind the scenes on an important but often overlooked area in the athletics realm, these profiles provide some critical insights about health and safety of student-athletes. In addition, these profiles provide some important revelations for those high school and college students who are interested in pursuing similar careers in the field of sports medicine.

Held each March, the purpose of "National Athletic Training Month" is to raise awareness of sports medicine professionals and the important impact they have in keeping student-athletes healthy and safe.

Saturday, March 17, 2018