Aug 14, 2013
The USD athletic department is pleased to announce five new employees for the 2013-14 school year. They are Krystina Sarff, Assistant Women's Rowing coach; Antwan Joseph, Assistant Director of Academic Services for Student Athletes; Lauren Brosamer, Assistant Director for Marketing; and Tyler Arford and Daniel Melara, Assistant Athletic Trainers.
Krystina Sarff is the Assistant Women's Rowing Coach. Krystina comes to us from the University of Florida, where she was a very successful novice team coach. She was also a four-year Senior National Team member, as well as a member of the University of Central Florida team that competed in the inaugural NCAA Rowing Championship in 2007. Krystina is a current doctoral candidate in Sport Management. She earned her Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Central Florida.
Antwan Joseph is the Assistant Director of Academic Services for Student Athletes. He was in similar positions at Central Michigan University Athletics and University of Illinois-Chicago Athletics before moving out to San Diego to join our staff. He has experience working with a variety of teams, focusing on increasing team GPAs and reducing the number of at-risk student athletes. Antwan has a Master of Education Degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago and a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Western Michigan, where he was on the basketball team.
Lauren Brosamer is the Assistant Director for Marketing. Lauren has her Bachelor of Business Administration from USD and her Masters in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco. She was most recently an Event Manager with the Competitor Group. She has also worked with the Farmers Insurance Open and the California State Games.
Tyler Arford and Daniel Melara are Assistant Athletic Trainers who are both returning to USD. Tyler was the Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at Menlo College Athletics for the past two years; before that he was an Athletic Training Student here at USD. He earned his Masters in Kinesiology from San Jose State University and his Bachelor of Science from San Diego State. Daniel was an Assistant Athletic Trainer here at USD last year through a position funded by the West Coast Conference Diversity Initiative. Prior to that, he was a Graduate Assistant at USD. He has worked as the Host Athletic Trainer for the WCC Basketball Championships, and staffed the WCC Men's and Women's Tennis Championships and the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer College Cup.