RALEIGH, N.C. -- Meredith College Athletic Director Jackie Myers recently announced the promotion of Rebecca Edwards to interim head athletic trainer. A two-year assistant with the Avenging Angels sports medicine staff, Edwards succeeded Tammy Holleman, who left the college to pursue other opportunities.
"I am pleased that Becca has agreed to serve as our interim head trainer for the 2017-18 seasons," said Myers. "The staff and student-athletes have good rapport with her, and I am confident she will do a good job transitioning into this new role."
Holleman and Edwards joined the staff in fall 2015 to enhance the athletics program as two full-time athletic trainers. The sports medicine team transitioned to a coverage plan pairing each trainer with her own set of Meredith teams with Edwards the primary point of contact for basketball, volleyball, softball, and tennis.
"I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to take on this new position," said Edwards, "and thank the administration for their faith in me. I have loved working at Meredith over the past two years and feel honored to serve the athletes in a new capacity."
Once a new assistant trainer is in place, Edwards will assess the needs of the Avenging Angels and establish a balanced plan for the upcoming year. Her years with the Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina and other clinical experience combined with her diverse educational background will continue to benefit the Meredith student-athletes and remain valuable to the overall athletics program.
"We were sad to see Tammy leave Meredith athletics but wish she and her family, complete with new addition Rhett, much success and happiness," said Myers. Holleman left North Carolina with husband Ryan, who was recently awarded a new athletics leadership role.