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Athletic Training Staff

Pate Cagle, Head Athletic Trainer
513-244-8588; Football, Cross Country, Women's Lacrosse, Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field

Pate CaglePate Cagle returns for his third season in 2014-2015 as the Head Athletic Trainer at the College of Mount St. Joseph. Cagle has over 25 years of work experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer, having worked in high schools, at clinics and at small colleges. He supervises AT students enrolled in the Mount’s undergraduate Athletic Training major during their clinical rotations on campus.

Cagle received his Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Missouri in 1984 and in 1986 he obtained a Master of Science degree from Illinois State University. He has Certifications and Licenses from: the NATA as a Certified Athletic Trainer and a Board of Certification Examiner, the Ohio PT, PT and AT Board, and the American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers.

Cagle was most recently the Head Athletic Trainer at Lakota West High School, a position he held since 2000. He was also the Lead Athletic Trainer at TriHealth in Cincinnati from 1995 to 2000. In addition, Cagle has also been the Head Athletic Trainer at Wittenberg University, Newberry College and Illinois Wesleyan University, in addition to working as a Head Athletic Trainer/Substitute Teacher at Brookland-Cayce (SC) High School.

Cagle resides in West Chester, Ohio, with his wife Julie, and children Noah, Julia and Nate.


Lisa Koenig, Assistant Athletic Trainer and Instructor
513-244-4599; Women's Basketball, Softball, Men's Golf, Women's Golf

Lisa KoenigLisa returns to the Lions' staff in 2014-2015 for her third year as an Assistant Athletic Trainer, after receiving her graduate degree from the North Carolina State University. In 2011, Lisa received her Master of Education degree in Adult and Community College Education/Health Professions Education.

Lisa teaches Foundational Skills in AT and Clinical Perspectives I in the undergraduate athletic training major at the Mount. She also supervises AT students during their clinical rotations on campus.

While attending NCSU, Lisa was a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Softball team, and also assisted with cheerleading. Lisa received her undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Science in Health Promotions and Education, from the University of Cincinnati in 2008.

At MSJ, Lisa is responsible for the Men’s Soccer, Women's Basketball and Men's Volleyball teams. Lisa is also an Athletic Training Instructor, teaching Practices and Principles of Athletic Training Lab.



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

Brandon SipesBrandon Sipes returns in 2014-2015 for his third 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 2014-2015 for her second 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 joins the Mount’s athletic training staff for the 2014-2015 school year as an assistant athletic trainer. 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.


Eben DeMatteoi, Assistant Athletic Trainer
513-244-4875; Wrestling, Men's and Women's Tennis

Even DeMatteo

Eben De Matteo joins the Lions athletic training staff as an assistant for his first season in 2014-2015. De Matteo is a 2013 graduate of the Mount, where he achieved a bachelor of science degree. He is also a GLATA and NATA member, has his Ohio Athletic Training License (2013) and is BOC Certification Approved. In addition, De Matteo has worked as a fitness specialist and was a PRN Athletic Trainer and Clinical Preceptor (at the Mount, 2013-present).

De Matteo, who worked for three seasons as a Mount student athletic trainer, has done student teaching, worked as an intern for the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals, and was a member of the Athletic Training Club at the Mount. During his undergraduate years, De Matteo was also a Campus Ministry Leadership team member and an Orientation Leader at the Mount. He graduated on the Dean’s List and in two national honor societies.

He currently resides in Cincinnati, OH.

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