Having an invisible disability has also taught me much
about myself and others that I have been able to use in
my practice. Failing to care for myself is not conducive to
keeping my athletes healthy, nor is it a good example.
QWhat advice do you have about your practice setting for a young AT looking at this setting?
AWhat I am finding with the young professionals at this time, is that there is an air of expectation. The advice I want to pass along, is to remember that you are not
entitled to anything!
For most of the young men and women I work with as an AT,
it is their first foray into life without their parents’ guidance.
I am humbled that they trust me enough to share their lives
with me. It is a wonderful feeling to go home to my own
family, knowing I made a difference in some capacity that
Each of us started as the new hire. I will NEVER ask you to
do anything that I have not, or, do not perform myself.
It is not about your level of education or ego. It IS about
what we can do to provide an optimal environment for our
athlete’s health, well-being and safety.
QWhat do you dislike about your position?
AThe guilt I feel when I have to tell someone “no” has been a startling reality. Over the past several years, I have been diagnosed with a few medical conditions
and if I let them get out of control, my body shuts down.
Athletic Training has always been, and I hope will continue
to be, a profession of giving. Be a sponge, ready and willing
to absorb as much information and insight as you can. I
often say that when you stop learning, you should leave the
profession. A person who thinks they know all there is to
know is dangerous. Be eager to learn and seek out those
opportunities, you will be surprised at how much you can
This interview was originally taken December 2016. Since then, Davis accepted a new position as the Head AT for Muskigum
University in Ohio. Learn more below about her new position and latest pageant.
What is Arianne Davis up to now?
A lot has changed since this interview! I moved to Ohio in June 2017 and am now the Head AT
for Muskingum University. The athletic training program at Muskingum University was recently
accredited in August, requiring the program director to step into that role full-time, thus creating a
Head AT position.
In my new position, I went to and competed for a rival college in the Ohio Athletic Conference, so it
has been fun being back home! My husband is also coaching at Marietta College, which is one of
Muskingum’s biggest rivals, so we are a house divided. Our son was not
winter. I went from a staff of 2, to a staff of 6, so life has been an adventure
with my newfound free time.
sure for whom to cheer when our football teams played one another! I am
covering football and women’s lacrosse with administrative duties over the
The 2018 Mrs. Captivating national competition was held at the end of
July. I am thrilled to have placed as second runner-up!
One of the projects with which I became involved, as Mrs. Michigan, was bringing Darryl Strawberry, multi-time
World Series Champion, to New Concord this past weekend. It was an incredible way to intertwine my love
of service to others and athletics. For those who do not know, Darryl turned his life around from a millionaire,
womanizing, drug addicted, cancer victim who served jail time to a life of service to God and educating
against substance abuse! He even operates 2 rehabilitation centers in Florida. He was an incredible speaker
and was kind enough to take a photo with Ian, our son!