FOND DU LAC, Wis. (SabreAthletics.com) – Marian University Director of Athletics Jason Murphy has announced the hiring of Joshua Stuhr as the university’s first full-time assistant athletic trainer. Stuhr will also serve as the head strength and conditioning coordinator for all 15 of Marian’s sponsored athletic programs.
“I’m excited to bring Joshua on board as he has outstanding collegiate experience,” Murphy stated. “The addition of this position and Joshua will help our department exponentially and allow Marian to better service our current and future student-athletes.”
“I’d like to thank Jason Murphy and Kim Biwer for giving me this opportunity,” Stuhr said. “It feels good to be closer to my hometown and work with student-athletes from the area. I see so much potential in our student-athletes and look forward to laying the ground work and building a solid strength and conditioning program here at Marian.”
Stuhr’s athletic training duties include overseeing men’s soccer and women’s tennis in the fall, men’s and women’s hockey in the winter and baseball in the spring. He will also be in charge of coordinating all strength and conditioning programs for Marian student-athletes.
Stuhr, a native of Marion, Wis., previously served as assistant athletic trainer at the University of Alabama-Huntsville for the past four years from 2008-12. While at UAH, he was responsible for the school’s NCAA Division I men’s hockey program, which won the CHA title and qualified for the national tournament in 2010.
He was also responsible for the men’s and women’s soccer programs, which combined to compete in the conference championship game in 2009-11, and the baseball program, which competed in the conference tournament all four years he was there. Stuhr also worked closely with the remaining 14 athletic sponsored sports for the chargers and was an integral part of the 2011 and 2012 Division II Basketball Regional that UAH played host to.
Other duties included working as an adjunct professor for a speed, plyometrics and weight lifting class in the Health and Physical Education Department.
Prior to his time at UAH, Stuhr worked as a graduate assistant and earned his Master of Science in Sport Management at St. Cloud State University from 2006-08. He was the primary contact for and traveled with the school’s NCAA Division I women’s hockey program, as well as, the baseball and Division I men’s hockey teams.
Prior to that, he was an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Minnesota-Crookston, where he was the primary contact for hockey, volleyball, baseball, soccer and softball. He also assisted with the basketball, equestrian and football teams.
Stuhr earned his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Minnesota State University in Mankato in 2005. He is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, the Board of Certification and the National Academy of Sports Medicine, where he is certified as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES).
Stuhr is in the process of transitioning to Fond du Lac.