Please accept this letter as my formal application to your organization. My confidence in my application is based off my clinical experiences as an athletic trainer and doctoral degree in exercise science (exercise physiology). This dual credential has given me a unique perspective and the ability to reach across to medical practioners and sports science experts as well. My athletic training background and educational experience has endured my ability to reach coaches and athletes alike with a prospective that each can understand and potentially apply.
My closest employment to this proposed position was my employment as the Coordinator of Medical Systems for the San Antonio Spurs. My administrative experience as an NBA team medical coordinator, head athletic trainers for US Olympic teams and NCAA institution, football athletic trainer at a Big 10, Big 12 and Pac 10 university have prepared me for the challenges of your job position. My research program currently involves the investigation of sport supplements and ergogenic aids on overtraining markers tied to the NCAA Policy on drug testing. Serving as Medical Coordinator for the San Antonio Spurs organization provided a unique opportunity to integrate my background in Sports Medicine with my exercise physiology education. The experience of working along side the three USATF Olympic Teams and multiple World Teams have broadened my reach and relationship to international scientists and national governing bodies.
My interests and expertise are broad and range from athletic training/sports science with specialization in manual therapy; to anatomy and kinesiology; to exercise sports physiology, my doctoral area of specialization. I have extensive knowledge of 3D Motion Capture (Qualysis and DARI), GPS tracking systems (CataPult, StatsVu, Imotial, etc) particularly as the second CataPult customer outside Australia starting in 2010, database workload systems (Edge10, Apollo, etc.) and body mapping (Fusionetics, P3, FMS, etc.). I brought these technologies to the San Antonio Spurs along with biological systems bringing the team forward from a first round play-off loser to a world championship in only 4 years of my employment. Additionally, I held the position of medical coordinator and head athletic trainer for USA Track and Field (USATF) national teams. I have included a copy of my curriculum vitae as well as happy to provide professional list of references that have agreed to serve as professional references on my behalf upon request. I am excited about the possible employment with your organization, as I am seeking a new professional challenge at this point in my career. I look forward to further discussions about this employment opportunity. Feel free to contact me by telephone at 512-393-9503 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jack Ransone, PhD, ATC, FACSM
Professor, Director, Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory