Kristin Stella was promoted to Sports Medicine Manager in May 2015 after spending the 2014-15 athletic year as interim head athletic trainer. In 2013-14, she spent her first year in the department as assistant athletic trainer. Kristin provides medical coverage for an athletics program that serves the needs of more than 350 student-athletes who compete in 18 intercollegiate sports — nine for men and nine for women.
A native of nearby Pittston, Kristin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre and a Master of Science degree in athletic training from California University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to her appointment at Scranton, Kristin served as a certified athletic trainer for Sport Specific Training and Rehabilitation in Orlando, Fla., providing services such as physical therapy, patient rehabilitation, patient documentation and administration of the physical therapy clinic.
From August 2009 through June 2011, she served as the head athletic trainer at Elmer L. Myers High School in nearby Wilkes-Barre. In addition, she served as a staff athletic trainer for the Geisinger Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Department in Wilkes-Barre. While at Meyers, Kristin served as an approved clinical instructor for the King's College Athletic Training Education Program.
In addition to being certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Board of Certification, Kristin is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (EATA), and the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS). She is certified in CPR/AED and First Aid/Emergency Care for the Professional Rescuer by the American Red Cross, and is a certified CPR instructor. Kristin has also obtained her Performance Enhancement Specialist certification through California University of Pennsylvania.
She resides in Shavertown.