Who is your hero?My mother.
What is your favorite movie? Christmas Vacation.
What is your favorite kind of sandwich?A chicken Philly.
What’s one thing most people would be surprised to find out about you? I have been an athletic trainer for a football game at the Professional Football Hall of Fame in Canton and for a baseball game at the Professional Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
University Alumni Spotlight:
Jamey Snodgrass '96
I am the head athletic trainer for all of the Houston Astros Minor League teams. I oversee each of the athletic trainers for our eight teams. The teams are located in Oklahoma, City, OK; Corpus Christi, TX; Lancaster, CA; Quad Cities, IA, Tri-City, NY; Greeneville, TN; Kissimmiee, FL and Guerra, Dominican Republic. I am based at our spring training complex in Kissimmee, FL where I also oversee the rehabilitation of all of our players, both major league and minor league.
MY EXCEPTIONAL STORY
Choosing Mount Union
I chose Mount Union because it has an outstanding athletic training program.
Not Just a Number
I liked the size of Mount Union. It was nice to go to a smaller school and be known as a person and not just a number.
There is no question that (the late) Dan Gorman was my favorite professor. Not only was he a great professor and athletic trainer, he was also a great person. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t use or recall something that Dan taught me.
Second Floor Cunningham was a blast my first two years at Mount Union. I made lots of great friends who I still keep in contact with to this day.
First Professional Job
I worked at Concorde Therapy Group in Canton and was the athletic trainer for Alliance High School before I started working for the Astros.
I did an internship at Mount Sinai Sports Medicine while I was a student at Mount Union. Dan Gorman helped me secure the internship.
I was a member of the Sports Medicine Club and Sigma Nu fraternity while at Mount Union.
I was taught professionalism and how to get along with people. There is so much more to your college experience than what you learn in textbooks and Mount Union did a great job of giving me that experience.
My ultimate goal is to be a major league athletic trainer.
One of my professors, Terry Shoemaker, helped me get my job with the Astros. That in itself made attending Mount Union worth the investment.