Athletic Training




Head Athletic Trainer

Laurie Zaparzynski

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Brian Oakes


Assumption of Risk
Information Release
Medical Release
Insurance Explanation
Insurance Information





















Welcome to Mansfield University Athletic Training

Welcome to the online home of Athletic Training at Mansfield University. Mansfield employs two full time faculty members in the Athletic Training department - Head Athletic Trainer Laurie Zaparzynski and Assistant Athletic Trainer Brian Oakes. Zaparzynski and Oakes have become valued members of the Athletic community at Mansfield, serving all sports year round. Their duties range from injury rehabilitation all the way down to pre-practice taping. Both Zaparzynski and Oakes serve as in-game Athletic Trainers for home events and both travel with Mansfield University Athletics teams when there are no home conflicts. For more information about Laurie or Brian, view their profiles under the faculty menu at the left of the page.


Assisting the trainers are three dedicated physicians who devote extra time to Mansfield Athletics. Dr. Don Shaw, Team Physician, makes regular visits to the campus to diagnose and treat injuries and concerns to all athletes. Dr. Craig Stabler works with the Athletic Training staff as the Orthopedic Consultant. Joining Dr. Stabler is Dr. Patrick Carey, who also serves as an Orthopedic Consultant.



                          Dr. Don Shaw                            Dr. Craig Stabler                          Dr. Patrick Carey



2006-07 Student-Athlete Required Documentation


Every fall, ALL student-athletes are required to file paperwork within the Athletics department that the Athletic Training staff keeps on file. This paperwork varies depending on the what year the athlete is entering, and what sport the athlete is participating in.


There are five forms all together.


The Information Release form and the Medical Release form must be filled out by all incoming students. That is, all freshmen and transfers entering their first athletic year at Mansfield.


All returning and incoming athletes must read and understand the insurance explanation, and must fill out their insurance information.


All football players must read and understand the Assumption of Risk document, and all football players MUST sign this form before they can play.


In short, incoming football players must fill out every form.


To cut down on the paperwork at the beginning of the year and to assist the coaches and trainers, all required documents have been posted in word document format on the left hand menu of this site under Forms.


Simply download each document you are required to fill out (clicking on the link will begin your download) and print.


Return the forms with proper signatures (NOTE: Parents MUST sign for any athletes not currently 18 years of age) to:

Athletic Training

Decker Gymnasium

Mansfield University

Mansfield, PA 16933

If there are any questions about what paperwork you need to fill out that are not answered by the Paperwork Clarification Page feel free to contact Laurie or Brian. Their contact information can be found by clicking on their profiles on the left menu of this page.








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