Chris Worrell enters his first season as the primary athletic trainer for the WVU gymnastics team. Worrell is also responsible for the day-to-day athletic training duties for women’s tennis, rifle, cheerleading and dance.
A native of Raleigh, N.C., Worrell came to WVU from George Washington University, where he spent two years as the sole athletic trainer for the women’s gymnastics team. There, he was also responsible for coordinating sports medicine coverage for the EAGL Conference meet.
Prior to his tenure with GWU, he served as an interim athletic trainer at Frederick Community College where he worked with the baseball and softball teams, and also as an intern with the Washington Capitals where he assisted the head athletic trainer with treatment and rehabilitation of athletes both pre- and post-game.
In addition, he assisted in the evaluation, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of athletes with men’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s track, women’s volleyball and football at East Carolina University.
Worrell earned his bachelor’s degree in athletic training and health education from East Carolina University in 2006. He received his master’s degree from GWU in 2011 in tourism administration and sports management.