Nick Ferrara enters his second year as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Franklin Pierce University in 2016-17 (hiring release). His primary responsibilities at Franklin Pierce will be working with the institution's sprint football, men's basketball and women's lacrosse programs.
Ferrara came to Rindge after spending the 2014-15 year as a Clinical Assistant Athletic Trainer at Indiana University. While in Bloomington, he was a member of the six-person Sports Medicine staff for football at the Big Ten institution. Ferrara also served as a supervisor for Indiana's Sports Medicine student assistants.
Prior to his time in the Hoosier State, Ferrara did a brief stint at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he was to serve as an Athletic Training intern and worked with the football team, though he left after just a month to pursue the opportunity at Indiana. Before UAB, he spent a year working with football and track & field as an Athletic Training intern at Morgan State University. While at Morgan State, Ferrara also served as an adjunct professor in the institution's Physical Education program.
Originally from Swansea, Mass. and a 2011 graduate of Bridgewater State University with a bachelor's degree in exercise science/health fitness, Ferrara stayed at Bridgewater State to earn his master's degree in Athletic Training in 2013. As an undergraduate, he was a member of the Bears' track & field program. Ferrara also spent six years, from 2007 through 2013, as an official with the Massachusetts Track & Field Officials Association.
During his time as a graduate student, he spent time working with Providence College, Bishop Stang High School, Brown University and Bryant University, including time working directly with the football program at each of the latter two. Ferrara also did an internship with the strength and conditioning program at Bryant in spring 2011.