BALTIMORE, Md. (Jan. 3, 2023)-The Morgan State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced the addition of Dr. Sierra Hobbs as the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine, where she will oversee a staff of eight.
“We are very excited for Dr. Sierra Hobbs to join Morgan State University’s Athletic Department Leadership Team. She will oversee a comprehensive health and wellness program to offer quality care to all of our student-athletes,” said Morgan State Deputy Athletic Director and Senior Women’s Administrator, Erlease Wagner.
“She will lead a department of eight athletic trainers and serve as the primary contact for the MedStar Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation partnership. I look forward to seeing how Dr. Hobb’s leadership will not only transform the student-athlete experience, but also have a positive impact on the growth and development of the Sports Medicine Team.”
Dr. Hobbs comes to Morgan State after serving the past six months as the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine at Clark Atlanta University. She also spent time as an Athletic Trainer with Source Fitness Management, where she provided sports medicine services at the secondary school level from February 2022-July 2022.
“Being named the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine at Morgan State University truly has me speechless,” said Dr. Hobbs. “It is such an honor and privilege to be afforded this opportunity. I’m excited to bring my years of clinical and administrative expertise to a growing Sports Medicine department and look forward to the continued elevation as we provide excellent quality patient care to all of our student-athletes.”
From May 2021-February 2022, Dr. Hobbs spent nine months as the Director of Sports Medicine at Alabama State University. While at Alabama State, she overlooked all aspects of the sports medicine department at the university, the university’s relationship with Rehab Associates, and was the chief liaison to the team doctors.
Prior to Alabama State, Dr. Hobbs had a stint as an outreach athletic trainer for Virginia Commonwealth University Health Sports Medicine in Richmond (Va.), where she provided athletic training services to Virginia Union University. While at Virginia Union, Dr. Hobbs provided coverage for multiple sports including football, women’s basketball, track and field, cross country, and softball.
Prior to VCU Health, she worked as an assistant athletic trainer at Fayetteville State University (2018-19), providing coverage for all 12 varsity sports with a primary focus on football and women’s basketball.
Before heading to Fayetteville State, Dr. Hobbs was the athletic trainer at San Marino (Calif.) High School, working primarily with football and girls’ varsity soccer.
A native of Long Beach (Calf.), she earned her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from North Carolina Central in 2010, graduating with honors, before earning her Master of Science in Kinesiology – with a concentration in Sports Medicine and Injury Studies from California State University Long Beach in 2017, graduating with honors.
In June 2022, Dr. Hobbs received her Doctor of Athletic Training with an emphasis in Leadership Education and Orthopedics from AT Still University.
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