WORCESTER, Mass. – Assumption College Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Medicine Gwen Chiaranda has resigned from her position to take the position of head athletic trainer at the Nobles and Greenough School (Dedham, Mass.) as announced by Jamie Marcoux, director of athletics. Chiaranda will remain at Assumption through the end of month, though a national search for her successor will begin immediately.
"I would like to thank Gwen for her work as the head of sports medicine over the past five years," said Marcoux. "She has been invaluable to the department and the College at large, helping keep our student-athletes healthy with kindness, humor and great dedication. I wish her the best in her new position."
Chiaranda has helped establish Assumption Sports Medicine as one of the best in the conference. She oversaw the management and daily operation of the Sports Medicine department, featuring a staff of three other athletic trainers, as well as student interns, who worked with over 500 student-athletes from 24 sports. As an athletic administrator she helped institute and promote policies to improve student-athlete health and safety, as well as work with groups across campus to put on events which promoted mental health awareness. As a trainer, Chiaranda was involved with numerous sports throughout her tenure, including the football program. She was a key member of the staff that helped the program reach the NCAA Tournament three consecutive years and win a pair of conference championships.
"I consider myself so very lucky to have been a part of the Greyhound family these last five years," said Chiaranda. "I would like to thank Nick Smith for giving me the opportunity at Assumption College as well as Peter Gardula, Jamie Marcoux and the other members of the administration for their support. I have been extremely fortunate to have been surrounded by such a wonderful, hardworking and loyal sports medicine staff and I can't thank them enough. Lastly, I send a huge thank you to all the coaches, support staff members and student-athletes at Assumption for being my work family and helping me grow as a person."
Prior to Assumption, Chiaranda worked at Stonehill College from 2007-2013 as an assistant athletic trainer. At Stonehill, she assisted with the management of the athletic training department and worked primarily with the field hockey, football, men's basketball and women's lacrosse teams. In addition to her work at Stonehill, she has also worked as the head athletic trainer at the Boston College Football Camps from since 2007, where she was responsible for the care of up to 2000 high school athletes and supervised a staff of up to 11 athletic trainers.