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Clemson Adds Pair of Athletic Trainers to Full-Time Staff

July 14, 2008

Clemson, SC – Clemson has added two athletic trainers to its full-time staff, Director of Sports Medicine Danny Poole announced Monday. Jermile Brooks and Travis Johnston, both former student assistants in the Clemson athletic training room, will be working with the men’s basketball and baseball teams, respectively.

Brooks takes over as the men’s basketball athletic trainer, a position held by Jerome ‘Raz’ Razayeski the past nine seasons. Razayeski will now be primarily in charge of the athletic training needs for the soccer programs. Brooks comes to Clemson after serving his alma mater College of Charleston as an assistant athletic trainer since 2005.

With the Cougar program, he worked as the head athletic trainer for men’s basketball, equestrian, cross country and track, women’s golf, and cheerleading. He also served as rehab coordinator for the Johnson Center Athletic Training Room. Brooks was coordinator of inventory and budgeting of supplies, clinical instructor for student athletic trainers, and supervisor of the school’s graduate interns.

Brooks worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Clemson from 2001-03, where he worked with both the baseball and football teams. He earned an undergraduate degree in physical education from College of Charleston in 2001 and a master’s degree in educational counseling from Clemson in 2003. Brooks is a nationally certified athletic trainer (ATC).

Johnston will be the full-time member of the athletic training staff specifically assigned to the Clemson baseball program. He returns to Tigertown after a three-year stint at Auburn University as an assistant athletic trainer. At Auburn, he was responsible for the athletic training efforts for the baseball program from 2005-07 and for football since 2007. He also was responsible for overseeing the graduate assistants and interns within Auburn’s sports medicine program.

Johnston earned a bachelor’s degree from Clemson in parks, recreation, and tourism management in 2001. While with the Tiger program, he worked as a student assistant in the athletic training room from 1999-2002. He worked as a graduate assistant at Auburn from 2003-05 and earned a master’s degree in administration of higher education. He earned his certification as an athletic trainer in 2003 and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).