Kara Whiteley enters her ninth season as an assistant athletic trainer/clinical instructor at New Mexico State University. Her primary responsibilities include working with the women’s basketball team, women’s golf team and the Aggie swimming and diving team.
She came to NM State in 2005 after a two-year stint at Boise State where she worked as a graduate assistant on the Broncos athletic training staff. Whiteley is expecting her master’s degree in exercise science from Boise State University. While at Boise State, she was the primary communicator between team physicians, athletes, coaches and parents on players’ status during practice and competition and worked primarily with the Bronco’s volleyball and women’s basketball teams. She also assisted with the nationally ranked Bronco football team.
A 2003 graduate of Southern Utah University, Whiteley earned her bachelor’s degree in physical education with an emphasis in athletic training. At SUU, she worked as a student athletic trainer gaining experience working with a variety of sports, but mainly women’s basketball. She graduated from Southern Utah with honors with her 3.85 grade point average.
She has worked as the medical coordinator in numerous events, including the 2004 Seven-A-Side Women’s Soccer Tournament, the 2004 Humanitarian Bowl and the 2004-05 Boise State football camps. Her championship experience includes working at the 2005 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the 2005 Liberty Bowl and 2004 Western Gymnastics Conference Championships.
Whiteley is a native of Sierra Vista, Ariz. She graduated from Buena High School, has three sisters and nine neices and nephews she is very proud of.