College Welcomes New Director of Sports Medicine

September 30, 2011 (NOTRE DAME, Ind.) - The Saint Mary’s College Department of Athletics is pleased to announce that Jason Kolean, A.T.C, has joined the College as the director of sports medicine.

Kolean comes to Saint Mary's from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, where he recently completed his thesis for his master's degree in exercise and sports medicine with a concentration in athletic training. While at Western Michigan, he provided primary coverage for the Broncos' men's soccer and softball teams. Kolean also worked with the university's football, men's and women's tennis, women's basketball, and men's hockey teams.

During his undergraduate education, he served as a student athletic trainer at Calvin College, Lowell and East Kentwood High Schools, and Grand Valley State University. Kolean is a 2009 graduate of Grand Valley State University, earning a degree in athletic training. He was a member of the Iota Tau Alpha national honor society for athletic training students at Grand Valley State.

"I am very grateful for this opportunity at Saint Mary's College," said Kolean. "I am happy to be part of such great tradition and core values along with being able to work with staff and students who are all around good people."

Kolean started his position at Saint Mary's College on September 22, 2011.

About Saint Mary’s College: Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., is a four-year, Catholic, women’s institution offering five bachelor’s degrees and more than 30 major areas of study. Saint Mary’s College has six nationally accredited academic programs: social work, art, music, teacher education, chemistry and nursing. Saint Mary's College ranks among the top 100 “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” for 2012 published by U.S.News and World Report. Founded in 1844, Saint Mary’s is a pioneer in the education of women, and is sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross.