Rachel Sharpe enters her second season as an assistant athletic trainer at the University of South Carolina. She works primarily with the football team and provides secondary coverage to the cheerleading squad.
Sharpe served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer from 2009-11 while working towards her master's in physical education with a concentration in athletic training. In her first year as a graduate assistant, she assisted with coverage of the USC football team. The following year, she served as the head athletic trainer at WJ Keenan High School in Columbia, where she provided coverage to all teams, including the 2011 2A Boys Basketball State Champions. During the summer of 2010, She completed a preseason internship with the Tennessee Titans of the NFL.
Originally from Jefferson City, Tenn., Sharpe received her Bachelor's degree in athletic training from Samford University in 2008. She is certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association and holds memberships in several state, district and national athletic training and sports medicine organizations.