RU Adds Two to Athletic Training Staff


PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers' Division of Intercollegiate Athletics has added two new athletic trainers to its staff, as announced by Director of Athletics Robert E. Mulcahy and Coordinator of Athletic Training Services Don Kessler. Jimmy Ntelekos and Arno Rheinberger, both with NFL and NFL Europe experience, are the latest additions to the staff.

Ntelekos comes to Rutgers from NFL Europe, where he was the head athletic trainer for the Scottish Claymores this past season. Prior to his experience with the Claymores, Ntelekos served as the head athletic trainer at Glassboro High School from August, 2002 through February, 2003. He also gained experience as a seasonal athletic trainer with the New York Jets during the 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 seasons.

Ntelekos earned his master's degree from Furman University in Greenville, SC (May, 2001) and his undergraduate degree from Temple University in May of 1999. He will work primarily with the Rutgers football team this fall.

Rheinberger comes to Rutgers after serving as an assistant athletic trainer with the Frankfurt Galaxy this past season. Prior to his position in Frankfurt, he was a seasonal athletic trainer for the New York Giants from June, 2002 to January, 2003. He was also a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of Wyoming from 2000-2002 and served as a student assistant at Rutgers as an undergraduate from 1995-2000.

Rheinberger graduated from Rutgers in 2000 with a degree in exercise science and earned his M.S. from Wyoming in 2002. He will work with volleyball this fall, while also filling in on football and other duties. He will then work with the Rutgers wrestling program this winter.

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