Jill Sparrow begins her first year at Tulane University as Assistant Athletic Trainer. Sparrow's primary responsibility is to provide medical coverage and oversee all aspects of healthcare for the Women's Basketball and Women's Volleyball programs. She is also responsible for weekly scheduling of the athletic training staff.
Sparrow comes to Tulane after 4 years of service at Lees-McRae College (2009-2012) in Banner Elk, NC where she managed all aspects of the Athletic Training Program, including acting as the NCAA drug testing site coordinator, supervising inventory and supplies, and organizing yearly pre-participation physicals for all student-athletes. Her sport responsibilities included providing medical coverage for the men's and women's volleyball, men's basketball and men's and women's tennis teams. In addition, Sparrow acted as Assistant Athletic Trainer from 2009-2012 before being promoted to Head Athletic Trainer. She also functioned as an Approved Clinical Instructor and Assistant Clinical Coordinator in the CAATE accredited Athletic Training Education Program throughout her tenure at LMC and served as an adjunct faculty member, teaching both core curriculum and athletic training courses.
Sparrow received her Master of Business Administration degree from East Carolina University in 2009. While pursuing her degree, she worked as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at Greensboro College in Greensboro, NC with primary responsibilities of providing all medical care and coverage for women's soccer, men's basketball, men's and women's tennis, and softball. Sparrow graduated summa cum laude from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training in May 2006.
She has been a certified athletic trainer and member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association since 2006 and is currently a member of the Southeastern Athletic Trainers' Association, and the Louisiana Athletic Trainers' Association. Additionally, Sparrow is certified in Active Release Techniques and Functional Movement Screening. A native of Greensboro, NC, Sparrow currently resides in Jefferson, LA.