Rachel Diehl, LAT
Rachel Diehl is looking forward to her first season with the Scrap Yard Dawgs as their Athletic Trainer.
After moving around most of her life as part of a Coast Guard family, Rachel now calls Houston home. In high school, Rachel swam competitively and was a team captain of both the varsity cross country and track teams at Clear Lake High School in Houston. She attended Texas A&M University where she attained a degree in Kinesiology Motor Behavior with minors in Psychology and Spanish. At Texas A&M, she was active as a member of the Undergraduate Student Athletic Trainer Internship Program for 3.5 years, where she worked with the Women’s Tennis Team, Men and Women’s Swimming and Diving Teams, Football, and Equestrian Team. During this time, Rachel became passionate about the athletic training, and shortly after graduating obtained her Texas State License in Athletic Training. While working as an athletic trainer she began her graduate studies at Stephen F. Austin State University in their Graduate Athletic Training Program in July 2016. Next spring she will sit for her National Board of Certification in Athletic Training.
When asked why she enjoys the athletic training profession, she replied: “I really enjoy helping athletes prevent injuries and if an injury occurs assisting them through rehabilitation and getting them back on the field as soon as possible. Each athlete and injury is different and that is what motivates me.”
In her free time, Rachel likes to relax by hiking, camping, playing sports, and dancing.