Racheal begins at the University of West Alabama as assistant professor in
the Athletic Training Program and athletic trainer.
She will coordinate care for the UWA softball team.
came to UWA from Birmingham, AL, where she was the Regional Athletic
Training Coordinator for Drayer Physical Therapy.
She worked with physicians, athletic trainers, and local high schools
to coordinate medical care to the student athletes in the region.
Prior to her time in Birmingham, Racheal was the head athletic trainer for
Alabama State University from 2011-2015.
She coordinated athletic training services for 18 NCAA Division I
sports with the help of her staff.
While at ASU, she was able to increase the staff from three to eight
certified athletic trainers. Her
primary sport coverages were baseball and volleyball, with oversight over
all athletic teams.
Lawler came to Alabama State from Lincoln
University in Jefferson City, Mo., where she served in the same capacity.
Lawler spent three seasons at Lincoln, working primarily with football,
menís basketball, menís and womenís track and field, and softball.
Prior to her stint at Lincoln, Racheal was a certified athletic trainer for
Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, AL where she worked in various
capacities, including head and assistant athletic trainer at Alabama A&M
University, Tennessee Valley Vipers Ė AFL2, and Huntsville High School.
She also has experience in professional minor league baseball with the
Evansville Otters and Long Beach Breakers. She has been a NATBOC certified
athletic trainer since 2000 and is also a certified personal trainer.
A native of Marion, Ill., Racheal graduated from Lambuth University in
Jackson, TN with a Bachelorís of Science degree in Physical Education with a
concentration in Athletic Training. She graduated from University of Central
Missouri in Warrensburg, MO with a Masterís of Science degree in Exercise
Science with a concentration in Sport Business Administration.
She is currently pursuing the final phase of her Ph.D. in Athletic
Training from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.
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