Scott Trulock ATC, LAT
Position: Director of Sports Medicine
Alma Maters: Valdosta State (BS); University of North Carolina (MS)
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Scott Trulock joined Florida State in July of 2021 as the Seminoles’ director of sports medicine with 18 years of NFL experience, most recently spending the previous seven years with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
He was named head athletic trainer for the Jaguars on Feb. 10, 2014 after spending the previous seven seasons as the head athletic trainer for the University of North Carolina’s football program. Prior to UNC, he spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles and San Diego Chargers.
Trulock began his career in the NFL as an assistant athletic trainer with the Philadelphia Eagles from 1996-98. Trulock then worked for the San Diego Chargers from 1999-2001 before joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the director of rehabilitation from 2002-03. Trulock won a Super Bowl ring in 2002 when the Buccaneers defeated the Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII. Trulock also spent three seasons (2004-06) as an assistant athletic trainer with the Denver Broncos. During his tenure in the NFL, Trulock was a member of the Professional Football Athletic Trainers’ Society (PFATS). In PFATS, Trulock served as the AFC representative on the executive board and also served as the director of research for the research and education foundation. In that role, Trulock was responsible for spearheading the surveillance of injury data to establish trends in injury patterns to NFL players.
Trulock, a native of Orlando, earned his undergraduate degree in sports medicine from Valdosta State in 1994, and his master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996. Scott and his wife, Jamie, have two daughters
Position: Executive Associate Director of Sports Medicine
Sport Responsibilities: Coordinator of Rehabilitation Services
Alma Maters: Florida State University (B.S.)- 1989; Florida A&M University (B.S.)- 1991; Nova Southeastern University (PhD)- 2017
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Jerry graduated from FSU in 1988 with a B.S. in physical rehabilitation and was a student athletic trainer with men’s sports from 1984 through 1988. He next attended Florida A&M University and attained his degree in Physical Therapy in 1991. Since that time he has worked in acute care hospital settings and orthopedic outpatient settings. In addition to his responsibilities at FSU, Jerry has been working as Senior Physical Therapist at Tallahassee Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy since 1997. In 2017 Jerry received his PhD in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University.
Jerry has taught at FSU within the Athletic Training curriculum as an adjunct teacher since 2003. He helped develop Kinetic Performance 3 (KP3), an athletic injury prevention screening tool used while at Tallahassee Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. He also screened and implemented prevention programs for several local high school, club sport, collegiate and professional athletes.
Joining the sports medicine staff in the summer of 2011, currently Jerry is coordinating post- surgical and selected non-surgical rehabilitation cases of FSU athletes. His focus is injury prevention for all athletes, helping to implement athlete screening programs with all team athletic trainers and strength and conditioning coaches.
-Member of National Athletic Trainers Association, and American Physical Therapy Association.
-Married to his wife Cheryl since 1996. They have five Children; Jordan, Charlie, Peyton, Silas, and Blaise.
Keely Kaklamanos, PhD
Position: Director of Clinical and Sports Psychology
Alma Mater: Florida State University- (B.S) 1990, (M.S) 1992, (PH.D) 2002
Dr. Keely Kaklamanos (“Dr. K”) is a Licensed Psychologist who joined FSU Athletics full-time in July 2017 as the Director of the Clinical and Sports Psychology Program for FSU Athletics. Dr. K is working to establish the first in-house Mental Health and Wellness program within FSU Athletics. Since 2011, Dr. K has worked with our student-athletes as a contracted licensed Psychologist for Sports Medicine while she maintained a successful private practice.
Dr. K earned her Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Florida State University. She completed her Doctoral internship at the University Counseling Center and her Doctoral fellowship at a non-profit agency specializing in mental health and optimal performance of young-adults. She also holds a Masters degree in Communications and Organizational Development.
Dr. K helps our student-athletes navigate through the unique stressors of being a Division I athlete by providing them with support and tools to achieve their personal best in the classroom, their sport, and their relationships. Student-athletes meet with Dr. K individually and in small group or team sessions. She also collaborates with Athletic Department staff and coaches to promote a supportive environment for the mental well-being, resilience, and performance optimization of our student-athletes.
Her experience includes college-level teaching, evaluation, intervention, crisis stabilization, as well as individual, family and couples counseling. Early in her career, Dr. Kaklamanos served as Clinical Director and Outpatient Program Director for an accredited, non-profit agency working with adolescents, young adults and their families and she developed its first “College Intensive Outpatient Program.” She has also worked closely with the Florida Office of Drug Control as a presenter at multiple Governor’s Annual Drug Summits for national and state representatives and legislators. As the appointed Chairman of the Leon County Safe and Drug-Free Schools Committee, she focused on prevention efforts in areas of bullying, substance abuse, and violence. Dr. K was a licensed provider for “at risk” adolescents and their families with Children’s Medical Services, Florida Department of Health, providing their staff with training in the areas of substance abuse and intervention. She was invited to serve as a Senior Psychologist Consultant with the Florida Department of Corrections Headquarters consulting on an 18-month project focusing on re-entry efforts and the integration of the institution’s mental health and substance abuse programs to achieve co-occurring capable “best practices” standards of treatment.
Dr. Kaklamanos is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology (Div.47); and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). She is an Approved Qualified Supervisor for mental health professions through Florida Department of Health, Medical Quality Assurance. She has trained with the US Center for Deployment Psychology in the treatment of PTSD, and holds certifications in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Addictions Treatment.
Joshua Chatman, MS, ATC, LAT, CES
Position: Head Athletic Trainer
Sport Responsibilities: Football
Alma Maters: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S.)- 2007; University of Florida (M.S.)- 2009
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Joshua Chatman joined the Florida State University Sports Medicine Staff as an Assistant Athletic Trainer working with the Seminole Football program in 2017.
Prior to coming to Tallahassee, Chatman served as an assistant athletic trainer for the University of Texas Football team, the University of Louisville football team (2010-14) and as an assistant athletic trainer with the Miami Dolphins (2009-10).
A native of Chicago, Ill., Chatman graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Training in the spring of 2007. While at the University of Illinois, Chatman served as an athletic training student for several varsity sports including men’s basketball, men’s tennis, track and field and football. He went on to graduate from the University of Florida with a Master’s of Science in Sports Medicine in 2009. While at the University of Florida, Chatman served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the Gator football team and men’s golf program from 2007-09.
Chatman is currently a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). He was a two-time IHSA state champion in track and field. He enjoys bowling, running, working out and going to the movies. He resides in Tallahassee.
Damon Edmond, ATC LAT
Sport Responsibilities: Men’s Basketball
Alma Maters: Florida State University (B.S.) ; Clemson University (MS)
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Damon Edmond, a Florida State graduate, serves as the athletic trainer for the Seminole men’s basketball team as well as the drug testing coordinator for the FSU Athletic department.
He re-joined the Florida State Athletics Department in August of 2021 after working at both Clemson (2018-20) and at Charleston Southern (2021). He was a student athletic trainer at Florida State as an undergraduate (2015-18) and worked with numerous sports, including basketball during its 2018 run to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. While a student at Florida State, he worked with the Seminoles’ women’s soccer, football, and women’s tennis teams, in addition to the men’s basketball program. He also served as a trainer at Godby High School in Tallahassee.
Following his graduation from Florida State, he was a graduate assistant at Clemson where he worked with the Tiger men’s tennis team for two years. During his time at Clemson, he managed complete medical coverage for 11 student-athletes from nine different countries. He coordinated tennis performance meetings with coaches, strength and conditioning, and the sports nutrition staff while directing treatment and rehabilitation protocols for all student-athletes. In addition to working with men’s tennis, he provided medical coverage for all of Clemson’s Olympic sports athletes.
In the summer of 2020, Edmond went on to serve as the athletic trainer for the men’s basketball and men’s golf teams at Charleston Southern during the exceedingly challenging 2020-21 season. During his time at CSU, Edmond managed the complete medical coverage of both teams. He created and implemented numerous rehabilitation protocols geared toward bringing student-athletes back from surgical procedures to promote performance enhancement. Edmond also managed the inventory for the sports medicine department while coordinating all COVID testing, contract tracing and return to participation protocols.
Edmond graduated from Florida State in May of 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. He graduated with his master’s degree in biological sciences from Clemson in 2020.
Eunice Hernandez, MS, ATC, LAT
Position: Assistant Athletic Trainer
Sport Responsibilities: Softball, Women’s Golf
Alma Maters: Barry University (B.S.)- 1999; University of Miami (M.S.)- 2001
Hometown: Miami, Florida
Eunice Hernández has served an assistant athletic trainer for Florida State University since September of 2003. Currently, she is the head athletic trainer with the Women’s Softball and Women’s Golf programs. From 2003 until 2006 she served as the head athletic trainer for the Women’s and Men’s Track and Field and Cross Country programs. During that time, she garnered two Outdoor Track and Field national titles (2006 & 2007), three East Region titles, four ACC Indoor titles, and three ACC outdoor titles with the men’s team. Before leaving the track program, Ms. Hernández was involved in facility development for the athletic training room housed in the Mike Long Track fieldhouse.
In the 2007-2008 season, Ms. Hernández worked with the Women’s Soccer program which advanced to the Finals of the Women’s College Cup for the first time in school history.
In 2008, Ms. Hernández made the transition to the softball program. In her 3 seasons with the softball team, they have earned consecutive bids to the NCAA Softball Regional tournament, playing host for the 2009 season. In the 2011 season, the softball team won the ACC Softball Tournament having last won it in 2004.
Prior to arriving at FSU, Ms. Hernández attended graduate school at the University of Miami (FL). While completing a Master’s of Science in Education with an emphasis in Sports Medicine, she also served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at UM with the Football and Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving programs. She was on the staff for the 2002 Rose Bowl National Championship as well as the 2003 Fiesta Bowl National Championship. In addition, she coordinated the Directed Observers’ observation hours in the athletic training curriculum at UM. Ms. Hernández completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training at Barry University (Miami Shores, FL) in 1999. She is a native of Miami, FL.
Ms. Hernández is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. She is licensed in the state of Florida as an Athletic Trainer. Additionally, she is a certified professional rescuer and a CPR/First Aid/AED instructor through the American Red Cross. She is also an Approved Clinical Instructor within the CAATE accredited FSU Athletic Training Education Program and an adjunct professor within the College of Human Sciences.
In her leisure time, Ms. Hernández enjoys engaging in physical fitness, cooking and entertaining guests, and playing softball recreationally. Other interests include music and motorsports.
Position: Assistant Athletic Trainer
Sport Responsibilities: Baseball/ Men’s Golf
Alma Maters: Florida State University (B.S.)- 2010; Louisiana State University (M.S.)- 2012
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fl.
Brandon was a former student at FSU, graduating in 2010, and had returned to work as an intern with the Football Team. In January of 2014, Brandon came on as a full-time staff member and began working Baseball and Men’s Golf.
Before returning to FSU, Brandon completed a year-long internship with the Arizona Cardinals after he had graduated from Louisiana State University.
Brandon graduated from Louisiana State University in 2012 with a Master’s in Kinesiology, where he worked as a Graduate Assistant with the LSU Football Team and the Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Team. Brandon received his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Florida State University. As an undergrad, Brandon also worked a preseason internship with the New York Giants.
Brandon is a native of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He and his wife, Katie, both attended and met at FSU. They have two children: son Gavin and daughter Harper
Julia Giampaolo French MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS
Position: Assistant Athletic Trainer.
Sport Responsibilities: Indoor Volleyball, Beach Volleyball
Alma Maters: University of Miami (B.S.)- 2014; Florida State University (M.S.)- 2016
Hometown: Torrington, CT
Julia Giampaolo French joined the Florida State Athletic Department in 2014. She spent two years as the Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer with Men’s Tennis before joining the volleyball program in 2016.
Prior to her arrival at Florida State, Julia earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a major in Athletic Training from the University of Miami. She was a four year member of the Women’s Volleyball team, and became the first student-athlete in the history of the institution to earn this degree. In 2013, she was awarded a summer internship with the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun. She went on to earn a Master of Science in Sport Management from Florida State.
Julia is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, a licensed athletic trainer in the state of Florida, and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Julia married her husband, Andre French, in June of 2018.
Nicole Lowery ATC, LAT
Sport Responsibilities: Women’s Basketball
Alma Maters: Florida State University (B.S.); West Virginia University (M.S.)
Hometown: Pensacola, Florida
Alicea Taylor-Meza ATC, LAT
Sport Responsibilities: Football
Alma Maters: University of Texas at Austin (B.S.) – 2018; Oklahoma State University (M.S.) – 2020
Hometown: El Paso, Texas
Alicea joined the Florida State University Sports Medicine Department in 2020. She spent one year as an intern athletic trainer before being elevated to Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Seminole football program in 2021.
A native of El Paso, TX, Alicea earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from the University of Texas at Austin in spring of 2018. While at UT, she was a student athletic trainer with the football, soccer, rowing, and track & field / cross country teams. Prior to her arrival at Florida State, Alicea completed a graduate assistantship at Oklahoma State University, where she primarily covered the cheer and dance teams, and earned her Master’s of Science in Health and Human Performance in 2020.
Logan Speicher ATC, LAT
Sport Responsibilities: Track and Field/ Cross Country
Alma Maters: Florida State University (B.S.); University of Alabama at Birmingham (MS)
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Logan joined the Florida State University Sports Medicine Staff as an assistant athletic trainer working with the Seminole Track and Field program in 2021.
Before arriving in Tallahassee, Logan served as the head athletic trainer for the Virginia Tech Track and Field team (2018-2021). Logan previously worked at Stetson University from 2014-2018, where he worked Baseball, Cross Country, Football, and Women’s Tennis.
A native of Tampa, FL, Logan graduated from the Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree of Athletic Training in the spring of 2012. While at FSU, he was a student athletic trainer with the Football, Track, Women’s soccer, and Swim teams. As a graduate assistant at the University of Alabama Birmingham, Logan worked with the Women’s Basketball and Women’s Tennis programs while completing his Master of Arts in Education in Exercise Physiology in 2014.
Alora Sullivan ATC, LAT
Sport Responsibilities: Women’s Soccer
Alma Maters: Florida State University (B.S.) 2013; Clemson University (MS) 2015
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Alora is entering in her 3rd year on staff at Florida State. She previously was the Women’s Soccer athletic trainer at Clemson University before returning here in Spring 2019 as an Assistant with Football. In Fall 2021, Alora became the Women’s Soccer athletic trainer.
Tyler Webb, MA, LAT, ATC
Sport Responsibilities: Football
Alma Maters: University of Central Florida (B.S.)- 2017; University of Houston (M.A.)- 2018
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Tyler joined the Florida State University Sports Medicine Staff as an assistant athletic trainer working with the Seminole football program in 2021.
Before arriving in Tallahassee, Webb served as an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Houston football team (2019-2021).
A native of Tampa, FL, Webb graduated from the Burnett Honors College at the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree of Athletic Training in the spring of 2017. While at UCF, he was a student athletic trainer with the football, baseball, and women’s basketball teams. He also served as a summer intern for the San Diego Chargers. As a graduate assistant at the University of Houston, Webb worked with the football program while completing his Master of Arts in Sport and Fitness Administration in 2018.