SALISBURY, Md. – While the football world turns its attention to some of the biggest games of the year this weekend, the Salisbury University athletic training staff will be looking to the sidelines to see a few former Sea Gulls in action.
This Monday, Salisbury graduates Jeremy Gsell and Scott Stansbury will see each other on opposite sidelines at the College Football BCS National Championship Game. Gsell works at the University of Alabama and is in his 12th season with the No. 2 Crimson Tide, while Stansbury is in his sixth season with the University of Notre Dame and the No. 1 Fighting Irish, on their respective medical staffs.
The BCS National Championship game will be played Monday, Jan. 7, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, beginning at 8 p.m.
Two other Sea Gull athletic trainers will begin their participation in the National Football League Playoffs this weekend as well, in Baltimore. Dave Walston will be working the sidelines for the Indianapolis Colts while his team takes on the Baltimore Ravens, who employ Kevin Domboski. The Colts and Ravens kickoff at 1 p.m., on Sunday, Jan. 6 at M&T Bank Stadium.
The Athletic Training department at Salisbury University is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, with 32 students involved in the program annually. The department graduates 10 students per year on average, and has a strong track record of sending its graduates on to full-time positions in athletic training in major college and professional sports.