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Assistant Athletics Director Discusses Working for MCC

Genesis Torres, Staff Writer

Inspired by the love of sports medicine, Robert Edmonds, assistant director of athletics and athletic trainer, said he attended East Stroudsburg State College on a track scholarship.

Edmonds said that his main priority as an athletic trainer is working with the athletes and getting them back out to do what they enjoy doing.

It takes a lot of work ethic to become a personal trainer, Edmonds said.

He said, “You have to do it [sports medicine] because it’s something you want to do.”

Edmonds said that being Middlesex County College’s athletic trainer takes a lot of time, but he receives just as much as he gives.

“My most memorable moment in MCC was becoming assistant athletic director and of course getting the job as the athletic trainer,” Edmonds said.

Edmonds has been the athletic trainer/assistant director for nearly 20 years. He said even though he enjoys doing what he does, the most challenging part of his job is helping to upgrade programs at The College to the standards that they’re at now.

Aside from the unavoidable challenges, Edmonds believes that MCC athletics is on the rise.

Having the support of administration has taken sports to another level, and Edmonds said he hopes that all the teams improve.

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