CoEd Athletic Department
Ashley Martin is bringing a service mentality to her new job as an athletic trainer at Columbus North High School.
Martin, a former athlete at Shelbyville High School, comes to Columbus North with degrees from Ball State University and IUPUI. She earned a bachelor’s in athletic training at Ball State and a master’s in kinesiology from IUPUI.
She began work at Columbus North in late October, joining Steve Souder as an athletic trainer for the Bull Dogs. Martin fills the spot previously held by Robyn Coffer, who departed CNHS at the end of the 2015-16 school year.
“I really like it here,” Martin said during a break in treatment time one day last week. “Steve knows what he is doing, and the system is like a well-oiled machine. More importantly, I like how everyone here really values athletic training and sports medicine.”
A 2010 high school graduate, Martin competed in cross country, basketball and tennis while a student at Shelbyville. In addition, she also served as a student manager/student trainer for the Golden Bears’ football team. Her mentor in that position was Amy Shipp, a former Columbus North staff member who now is the athletic trainer at Hauser.
“I really enjoyed working with Amy, and that inspired me to pursue an education and career as an athletic trainer,” Martin said.
At Ball State, Martin worked as a student trainer with multiple sports, including field hockey, baseball, women’s volleyball and men’s volleyball. In addition, she did rotations as a student trainer at Yorktown and Delta high schools.
Martin earned her master’s degree at IUPUI while taking some classes from Zach Riley, a Columbus North graduate and a CNHS assistant wrestling coach. Riley also was an academic advisor for Martin.
Please welcome Martin in her new position at Columbus North.