RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College has promoted assistant athletic trainer Brian Vogler of Lyndhurst to head athletic trainer, director of athletics Ben DiNallo Jr. released today. DiNallo also announced the hiring of Mick Sudol of Elmwood Park to replace Vogler as Felician’s assistant athletic trainer.
“We are very excited to elevate Brian and to have Mick join our team,” DiNallo said. “While we will miss (former head athletic trainer) Naoya Sato, Brian has worked extremely hard in his role as assistant, and we feel he is prepared to take on this new challenge.”
Vogler has been the assistant athletic trainer for the Golden Falcons since February 2010. A certified First Aid/CPR/AED instructor via the American Red Cross, he provides CPR instruction to the entire Felician athletics staff. In September 2011, he completed his certification as a strength and conditioning specialist, and served in that capacity last season for the Golden Falcon baseball and women’s volleyball teams.
Vogler earned a BS in athletic training from Kean University in 2008. While attending Kean, he performed an athletic training internship with the NFL’s New York Giants. He is certified as an EMT-Basic and as a corrective exercise specialist. He completed an MS in exercise science and health promotion from California University of Pennsylvania in July 2012.
Sudol comes to Felician after working as a part-time assistant athletic trainer at Montclair State University, his alma mater, since March. He graduated cum laude from Montclair State in December 2011 with a BS in athletic training. While obtaining his degree, he served as a student assistant in Felician’s athletic training room for one semester, and also gained experience at several area high schools. He most recently assisted at Bloomfield High in the fall 2011 season.
Vogler and Sudol will be responsible for injury/illness treatment and prevention of Felician’s nearly 150 student-athletes. The Golden Falcons are members of NCAA Division II and compete in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). Felician offers 10 varsity intercollegiate sports, five for men and five for women.
Felician College is a coeducational, liberal arts, Catholic college, enrolling 2,300 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Arts and Sciences, Business and Management, Teacher Education, and Health Sciences and Nursing. A Division II member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Felician College competes in baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, cross-country, men’s golf, women’s volleyball, and cheerleading. Founded in 1942 by the Felician Sisters in the Franciscan tradition, Felician College is located on two campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey.