11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
Director, Athletic Training Education Program
John Roslien came to Central as head athletic trainer in 1986, becoming the athletic training education program director in 2003. He is also an associate professor of exercise science.
Roslien was inducted into the Iowa Athletic Trainers Society (IATS) Hall of Honor in 2007 and is a past president of the organization.
Under Roslien’s leadership Central’s athletic training education program was granted accreditation in 2004 from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The Central staff has grown to include five other certified athletic trainers and during his tenure, 74 program graduates have earned CAATE certification as athletic trainers.
A native of Decorah, Iowa, Roslien received a bachelor of science degree in physical education from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in sports administration from Western Illinois University.
From 2000-02 Roslien served as district vice president for the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and was the district public relations chair after serving a three-year term as the IATS public relations director. He’s made numerous presentations at NATA district symposiums and serves as the district’s treasurer. In 2012, Roslien received the NATA Service Award recognizing his contributions to the profession as a volunteer at the local, state and district levels.
Roslien has extensive international experience. He spent a year as a physical education teacher in Tarsus, Turkey and was Central’s academic liaison with the college’s international study program at Bangor University in Wales. He visited the Wales program site as part of a faculty sabbatical in 2006. For the past 13 years Roslien has served as head athletic trainer and director of football operations for the American Football Coaches Association’s Division III all-star team at the Aztec Bowl in Mexico. He’s also been a tour coordinator, traveling to Europe for American teams and was athletic trainer for the Iowa High School Basketball Coaches Association’s Select team trip to Melbourne, Australia. Roslien was an athletic trainer at the Pan-American Games in Indianapolis, Ind. and at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Marquette, Mich.
Also an assistant baseball coach at Central for seven seasons, Roslien received a Central College Presidential Service Standards Award in 2002 for his work at the college.
Phone: (641) 628-5132
Head athletic trainer
Frank Neu returned to Central as an assistant athletic trainer in 2010 and was promoted to head athletic trainer in 2011.
A 1991 Central graduate, Neu previously served as assistant athletic trainer at Drake Univ. for five years. Earlier, he spent eight years as head athletic trainer at Lycoming College (Pa.). He earned a master’s degree at Drake and served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer there for three years.
Neu has worked at numerous championship and other postseason events, including seven trips as an athletic trainer for the AFCA Division III all-star football squad at the Aztec Bowl in Mexico. He was the sports medicine coordinator for the Budd Whitehill Division III National Wrestling Duals from 1998-2005.
A National Athletic Training Association member since 1990, Neu joined the Iowa Athletic Trainers’ Association in 2005 and serves as the organization’s treasurer. While at Lycoming, Neu was a member of the Eastern Athletic Training Association, the Pennsylvania Athletic Training Association and the College Athletic Trainers’ Society. He was the athletic training chair of the Middle Atlantic Conference in 2004-05.
Phone: (641) 628-5451
Assistant athletic trainer
Shelli Green became an assistant athletic trainer at Central College in 2010.
Green previously served as an athletic trainer for Cox Health Rehabilitation Services in Monett, Mo.
A 2007 Central honors graduate, Green earned a master’s degree at Southwest Minnesota State Univ. in 2009 where she was a graduate assistant athletic trainer. She became a certified athletic trainer in 2007.
At Central, Green was a captain of the Dutch women’s track and field squad, a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, president of the Club Associated with Athletic Training Students (CAATS) and received the Roslien Distinguished Athletic Training Student Award.
Phone: (641) 628-5450
Assistant athletic trainer
Taryn Pennington joined the Central staff in 2015. A 2013 Central graduate, Pennington received a master’s degree in athletic training from Ohio University. A four-year member of Central’s student athletic training staff, she spent the the 2014-15 year as head athletic trainer at Federal Hocking High School in Stewart, Ohio while attending graduate school. A Chesterfield, Missouri native, Pennington is a member of the National Athletic Training Association.
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