Equipped with an impressive resume in the field of athletic training, Sarah Beene returned to the University of Redlands as an assistant athletic trainer in the summer of 2015. She originally served on the Bulldog staff as an intern while completing her Master of Science in Athletic Training at Cal Baptist University. Now, she is full-time with the Maroon and Gray and works primarily with volleyball and women's basketball.
As an undergraduate, Beene attended UC Santa Barbara and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology with a minor in Spanish. She was very active in the local community by working with the local YMCA's childcare, aquatics, and sports departments. She also began her athletic training career as an intern with the Gauchos.
Her former job experience includes an internship with the Seattle Sounders' women's soccer program, U.S. Soccer Olympic Development Camps, and Bulldog Football Camps. In addition, she holds National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) and Far West Athletic Trainers' Association (FWATA) memberships.
This Southern California native competed in water polo and soccer in high school and then moved on to coaching both sports at the youth level while enrolled at UCSB.
Beene enjoys the world of athletic training because it is an ever-changing career that enables her to continuously learn. She enjoys treating injuries and relates them to solving a puzzle that changes day-to-day. One aspect Beene relishes most about her job are the relationships she forms with her student-athletes and the people that surround her each day.
In her spare time, Beene enjoys Netflix, going on beach and hiking adventures, playing with her Pit Bull-mix named Major, going to L.A. Galaxy games and other sporting events, and watching cheesy superhero movies. She currently resides in Riverside.