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Athletic Training Staff

Brian Lewton, Head Athletic Trainer

Brian Lewton joins the Mount athletic training staff in 2015-2016 for his first season as Head Athletic Trainer.

Lewton, who has a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Northeastern University (2005) and a Master of Science degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion: Rehabilitlation Science from California University of Pennsylvania (2008), comes to the Mount from Berksh ire School in Sheffield, MA, where he was an Assistant Athletic Trainer since September, 2006.

Lewton was also the Head Athletic Trainer from 2007-2014 (Summer) at Vogelsinger Soccer Academy in North Andover, MA; and the Assistant Athletic Trainer from September 2005-August 2006 at Healthsouth in Farmington, CT, while also providing outreach athletic training services at Avon Old Farms School.

Lewton holds Certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), the National Academy of Sports Medicine Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), and GT Provider - Graston Technique Provider. He was an Internal Document Reviewer for Board of Certification Exam, a District I NATA Public Relations Committee Chair (2007-2012) and was a Volunteer PPE Administrator of the Hartford Wolfpack (NY Rangers AHL affiliate).

In addition, Lewton has taken NATA Clinical Symposias, as well as other NATA and professional education courses.


Brandon Sipes, Assistant Athletic Trainer (TriHealth)
513-244-4875; Women's Soccer, Men's Soccer, Men's Basketball, Baseball

Brandon SipesBrandon Sipes returns in 2015-2016 for his fourth season with the Lions’ Athletic Training staff. Sipes, who has an undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from the University of Cincinnati, is currently working towards his master’s degree from A.T. Still University. Sipes is also employed by Tri-Health in Cincinnati and worked for two years at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Cincinnati (2011-2012). He has provided athletic training assistance mainly for lacrosse teams since 2010.

He supervises AT students enrolled in the Mount’s undergraduate Athletic Training major during their clinical rotations on campus.

Sipes also has athletic training experiences as an undergrad with Oak Hills High School, St. Xavier High School, Wellington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, the University of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Cyclones hockey team. He has memberships and certifications in: BOC Certified, EMT-Basic Certification, GCATA member, OATA member, NATA membership, GLATA membership, US Lacrosse membership, US Lacrosse Level 1 Coaches Certificate, and ARC First Aide/CPR/AED for Professional Rescue.

Brandon and his wife, Kristie, reside in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Breanna Cugliari, Assistant Athletic Trainer and Instructor
513-244-4875; Football, Cross Country, Men's Volleyball, Indoor Track & Field

Breanna Cugliari

Breanna Cugliari returns in 2015-2016 for her third season with the Lions’ athletic training staff. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science in 2011 from the University of Toledo and her Master of Science degree in Athletic Training in May of 2013 from Ohio University. She comes to the Mount from Wahama High School (Mason, West Virginia), where she was the school’s head athletic trainer for almost two years. She has also been a teaching assistant and instructor at Ohio University and an athletic trainer at the University of Rio Grande in Ohio.

She teaches Clinical Perspectives II in the undergraduate athletic training major at the Mount. Breanna also supervises AT students during their clinical rotations on campus.

While in school, Cugliari was on the Dean’s List, and in Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, as well as being a Tower Prestige and Bernard-Wentz Scholarship winner. In addition to having worked on research projects and investigations in the field of athletic training, Cugliari holds certifications and memberships in: Board Certification/Certified Athletic Trainer, Licensed AT in the State of Ohio, Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR, AED, First Responder, NATA, OATA, Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association, and West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy/Registered Athletic Trainer.

Nathan Hoffmeier, Assistant Athletic Trainer
513-244-4875; Women's Volleyball, Men's Lacrosse, Dance, Cheerleading, Indoor and Outdoor Men's and Women's Track & Field

Nathan Hoffmeier

Nathan Hoffmeier returns for his second year as an assistant athletic trainer to the Mount’s athletic training staff for the 2015-2016 school year. Hoffmeier gained a bachelor of science in athletic training from Ball State University in Muncie, IN (2011) and a master of science degree from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK (2014).

Hoffmeier was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Oklahoma State University for three years, working with the school’s softball and men’s and women’s tennis teams. He also served as a summer football intern/assistant athletic trainer at Ball State in the summer of 2011, and had numerous clinical assignments as an athletic training student at Ball State. Hoffmeier, who has worked summer camps and attended, training workshops, is a National Board Certified Athletic Trainer, an Oklahoma State Medical Board Licensed Athletic Trainer, Certified CPR/AED by the American Red Cross, Graston Technique: M1 Certified, and Eligible for NASM – CES & PES and NSCA – CSCS.


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