June 28, 2005
Jeff Fluty named Cowley’s head athletic trainer
After spending the past two years as the head athletic trainer at Southwestern College in Winfield, Jeff Fluty is heading down the road to become the head athletic trainer at Cowley College.
Fluty replaces Tatum Carroll, who spent the past two years as Cowley’s head athletic trainer.
Fluty earned a degree from Southwestern College in health and physical education with an emphasis in athletic training in 2002. After graduating from Southwestern, he spent a year as an athletic trainer at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., where he worked with the baseball and football teams.
However, he returned to Southwestern in August 2003 to be the school’s head athletic trainer, and held the position until just recently.
Fluty enjoyed his time at Southwestern, but is looking forward to beginning his new job at Cowley.
“I like the direction the school is going,” Fluty said. “They seem to be interested in bettering the athletic training program here. I look forward to developing a relationship with the coaches and the athletes. Hopefully, I can bring some students in that are interested in athletic training and help show them what athletic training is all about.”
Fluty, who describes himself as an avid sports fan, has a passion for his profession.
“If you like sports and you like medicine, athletic training is the perfect mix for that,” Fluty said. “I can still be involved with sports, and can apply medicine to it.”
Fluty has two children, Michael 10, and Lauren, 9.