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Catawba’s Athletic Training Hall of Fame to Induct New Members on Feb. 28

February 06, 2015

Category: Alumni, Events, Sport & Health Sciences


Two new members will be inducted into the Catawba College Athletic Training Hall of Fame on Feb. 28.  The induction of the Class of 2015 will take place between noon and 2 p.m. in Peeler Crystal Lounge of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus.

The 2015 inductees are Sandra Cash Campbell ’87 of Elberton, Ga. and Matthew Schaller ’98 of Knoxville, Tenn.

Catawba’s Athletic Training Hall of Fame inducted its inaugural class in 2011.  Previous inductees include Gary Blabon ’91 of Salisbury; Dr. Dan Burks ’93 of Salisbury; Chris Felix ’92 of Audubon, N.J.; Dr. Jolene Miller Henning ’96 of Jamestown; Scott McCall ’93 of Charlotte; and Holly Stump ’98 of Lithia, Fla.; Jim Bradley ’86 of Mebane; John Lukowski ’92 of Irmo, S.C.; Angela Shirk Sneed ’93 of Mooresville; Jeff Tucker ’90 of Jensen Beach, Fla.; Bryan Fass ’95 of Davidson; Carrie Graham of Coventry, Conn.; Ronald Ogrodowicz ’96 of Stratford, Conn.; and Richard Sharpnack ’95 of Pitman, N.J.

The induction ceremony is being sponsored by the Catawba College Athletics Department and the Catawba College Athletic Training Program.  Make reservations to attend by Feb. 21 or for more information about the event, contact Catawba’s Head Athletic Trainer Robert Casmus at bcasmus@catawba.edu and 704-637-4350.

Following are the achievements of the 2015 inductees:

sandycash15.jpgSandra Cash Campbell ’87 M.Ed. ATC, LAT
Sandra “Sandy” Cash Campbell is the Head Athletic Trainer and Instructor in the Kinesiology Department at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Georgia.  She joined the Emmanuel College Athletic Department in 2011.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Catawba College in Health/P.E. in 1987. She was one of the first students to enter the Sports Medicine Studies at Catawba receiving a minor in Athletic Training.  She received a M.A. from Furman University in 1990 where she was a graduate assistant in the Sports Medicine program and again, was one of the beginning graduate students entering their Exercise Science Studies.  Prior to attending Furman University, Sandy was employed as an Athletic Trainer at Vaughn Buchannan and Shelly Sports Medicine Clinic in Greenville, S.C.

Sandy was a Health & Physical Education teacher and the first certified Athletic Trainer hired in the Greenville County School System at Hillcrest High School in Simpsonville, S.C. from 1990-1992.  After marriage, she moved to Elberton Ga., and was employed at Elbert County Comprehensive High School in 1992 as a Health and Physical Education Instructor as well as the first certified Athletic Trainer hired in the Elbert County School System.

In 1995, she developed a Wellness program and became the Wellness Director for Elbert Memorial Hospital. She began their Cardiac Rehabilitation Program which included providing outreach services to area schools.

Her passion lies in the clinical assessment of athletic injuries, and managing therapeutic and rehabilitation programs.

Sandy is married to Dr. Eddie Campbell DMD, FAGD and has two daughters, Taylor and Maggie. They have been married 22 years and live in Elberton, Ga.


mattshaller15.jpgMatthew “Matt” Schaller, ’98  M.S., ATC
Matthew Schaller is the Clinic Director for the Tennessee Orthopedic Clinics in Knoxville, Tennessee.  He is a 1998 Catawba College graduate with a B.A. in Sports Medicine and a minor in Biology.

Schaller completed his Master of Science degree from the University of Tennessee in Sports Administration in 2000.  While attending the University of Tennessee, Matt was a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the football, men’s swimming & diving, and the men’s varsity tennis teams.

Upon graduating from the University of Tennessee, he was employed by St. Mary’s Health System of Knoxville, Tennessee as an athletic trainer providing outreach healthcare services to five area high schools. In 2002, Matt was promoted to the Sports Medicine Coordinator position and he helped create positions for certified athletic trainers for the Knoxville area schools and he provided educational workshops and clinic in sports medicine for area coaches.

In 2005, he took a position as the Sports Medicine Coordinator at Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics/TOC Spine with duties including, marketing, recruiting additional medical providers, overseeing athletic training healthcare services for additional Knoxville area high schools, and working with the University of Tennessee REC Sports Department. Since 2009, he has served as a Clinic Director with Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics/TOC Spine. In addition, Matt serves as the athletic trainer for the University of Tennessee’s Men’s Rugby team.

Matt is married to Morgan Schaller and they reside in Knoxville, Tenn.