Sport Assignments: Women's Basketball, Softball (Fall), Men's Soccer (Spring)
Melanee Johnson begins her first year with University of Delaware Athletics in 2016-17 after joining the staff as an assistant athletic trainer in July, 2016.
A graduate of Howard University and Shenandoah (Va.) University, Johnson will serve as the head athletic trainer for the Blue Hen women's basketball squad as well as for the softball team during the fall and the men's soccer program during the spring.
A native of Philadelphia, Johnson comes to Delaware after serving as assistant athletic trainer at Rutgers University the last eight years. While at Rutgers, Johnson served as primary athletic trainer with the women's volleyball, softball, and women's soccer programs and played a key role in the women's soccer team advancing to the NCAA semifinals in 2015 and the NCAA second round in 2014.
In addition to her day-to-day athletic training duties, she assisted with student-athlete University Drug Testing, was a preceptor for Seton Hall University and Shenandoah University entry-level Master’s programs, and served as ssistant manager for Gatorade summer sports camps program for five years.
She also served as a graduate assistant trainer at Rutgers in 2006-07 and worked with the Scarlet Knights football and wrestling programs while also supervising undergraduate student athletic trainers.
Johnson earned her undergraduate degree in health science with a minor in pre-physical therapy from Howard in 2003. While at Howard, she was a student athletic trainer for three years and was a member of the Red Cross Club.
Johnson moved on to Shenandoah University and earned her master's degree in athletic training in 2008. She served as graduate assistant athletic trainer and worked primarily with the men's basketball and women's lacrosse programs while also serving at nearby Westfield High School in Chantilly, Va.
In addition, she was a member of the Iota Tau Alpha Athletic Training Honor Society, served as vice-president of her class, and studied abroad in Italy in 2008 with the Collegiate Sports Medicine Institute.
She resides in Newark.
|Position:||Assistant Athletic Trainer|