Athletic Training Staff
Glory Fung - Head Athletic Trainer - Years at school: 3
Hometown: Lake Forest, CA

 

Glory Fung came to Concordia in 2012 to become the new Head Athletic Trainer.  Fung comes most recently from Azusa Pacific, where he was an assistant athletic trainer from 2007-2012.  Other than overseeing the entire Concordia Athletic Training Department, he will work directly with cross country and softball.

Fung earned his B.A. from Azusa Pacific University and his M.A. from San Jose State University.  He worked with football and track & field at APU.  He also spent time at California Baptist and Cal State Monterey Bay.

He is certified with the NAIA and played basketball and tennis.  Fung lives with his wife Jackie, and their children Rierra (3) and Selah (2).  He enjoys watching ESPN, working with a junior high ministry, mission trips, and family time.

 
 
Jennifer Rizzo - ATEP Program Director - Years at school: 12
Hometown: San Juan Capistrano, CA

 

Jennifer Rizzo started her career at Concordia University in 2002 as a student-athlete on the volleyball team majoring in athletic training. Upon graduating, she became the graduate assistant athletic trainer while getting her Master’s in business administration. In 2005 she was hired as a full time Assistant Athletic Trainer. She did not stay in that position long, becoming assistant professor in Exercise and Sport Science in 2007. In 2011 Rizzo became the ATEP Program Director and she continues to work with the volleyball program.

Rizzo earned her B.A. in exercise and sport science, emphasis on athletic training in 2003 from Concordia University Irvine. In 2005 she earned her Master’s in business administration, also from Concordia University. She is currently working on her Ed D from the United States Sports Academy.

Rizzo played volleyball in college at Georgia State University and continues to enjoy recreational volleyball. She also enjoys hiking mountains such as Kilimanjaro and being in the outdoors. Her only child is her cute puppy Joey.  

 
 
Jessina Manio - Assistant Athletic Trainer - Years at school: 8
Hometown: Costa Mesa, CA

 

Jessina Manio begins her sixth season as an athletic trainer at Concordia University in 2012-2013.  She previously served as the head athletic trainer at Corona Del Mar High School in Newport Beach, CA from 2002-2007.  Manio will work with soccer and baseball in the upcoming season.

Manio earned her bachelor's in kinesiology and athletic training from CSU Hayward.  She got her Masters of Arts in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia.  She worked with the Fellowships of Christian Athletes at UCLA in 2010 and 2011.  Manio has also worked with Competitive Edge International Softball and Professional Development League Soccer.  She is a Certified Athletic Trainer and CPR Professional Rescuer.

She lives with her husband Allan in Yorba Linda, CA.  Her previous athletic endeavors include softball.  Manio enjoys going to the beach, watching UFC with friends, traveling, and watching Angel and Steeler games.

 
 
Chris Cooper - Assistant Athletic Trainer - Years at school: 5
Hometown: Willows, CA

 

Chris Cooper begins his third season with Concordia in 2012-2013.  He worked as a graduate assistant prior and became an assistant athletic trainer in the spring of 2012.  He earned his Bachelor's in athletic training from Azusa Pacific University and his associate's degree from Butte College (Butte, CA) in social and behavioral science.  Cooper earned his Master's from Concordia.  He will work with women's basketball and track & field programs this upcoming season.

Cooper has worked with Baseball Factory Camps and Tournaments.  He is a certified CPR & AED as a Professional Rescuer.  He is certified in Standard First Aid.

He played baseball at Azusa Pacific, and enjoys watching Major League Baseball and playing golf.

 
 
Ashlee Harlow - Assistant Athletic Trainer - Years at school: 3
Hometown: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

 

Ashlee Harlow joined the Concordia Athletic Training staff in 2012 as an assistant athletic trainer.  She earned her B.A. in athletic training form Point Loma Nazarene University and M.S. in exercise and sports science from Boise State University.  She will work with men's basketball and men's lacrosse teams in 2012-2013.

Harlow was the head athletic trainer for the SLO Blues Summer Baseball teams from 2005-2007.  She has taken mission trips to Zimbabwe, Belize, Ukraine, and Moldova.  She is certified with the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification.

She enjoys cooking and rooting for the Yankees, Steelers, and Lakers.  Harlow also works with a high school youth group at Foothills Church.  She played water polo and swam.

 
 
Jessica Gaye - Graduate Assistant - Years at school: 1
Hometown: Anaheim, CA

Jessica Gaye became an athletic training graduate assistant prior to the 2014-15 season.  She graduated from Concordia in 2014 with a BS in athletic training.  She has experience working with football, men’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, and track and field.

She is from Anaheim, CA and was a swimmer growing up.  She enjoys the beach, cooking, baking, crossfit, and traveling.  She is an avid Angels and Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and is pursuing her Master’s in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia.

She will be working primarily with women’s soccer and softball.

jessica.gaye.@eagles.cui.edu

 
 
Lisa Donaldson - Graduate Assistant - Years at school: 1
Hometown: Greenfield, WI

Lisa Donaldson became an athletic training graduate assistant prior to the 2014-15 season.  She graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2014 with a BS in athletic training and is BOC Certified.  

She has experience working with men’s baseball, men’s wrestling, women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s hockey, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s basketball, and was the Head Athletic Training Student for track and field, as well as men’s lacrosse. 

She is from Greenfield, Wisconsin and was a basketball player growing up.  She played collegiate basketball and soccer at Concordia Wisconsin.  She enjoys the outdoors, fishing, cooking, running, and watching, as well as playing, any competitive sport.  She is an avid LeBron James and Green Bay Packer fan.

She is pursuing her master’s in business administration from Concordia University.

She will be working primarily with women’s basketball and women’s lacrosse. 

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Malia Matteo - Graduate Assistant - Years at school: 1
Hometown: Oceanside, CA

Malia Matteo became an athletic training graduate assistant prior to the 2014-15 season.  She graduated from Azusa Pacific in 2014 with a BA in athletic training.  She has experience working with football, track & field, women’s soccer, baseball, and women’s basketball.

She is from Oceanside, CA and enjoys the beach, cooking, movies, reading, and traveling.  She is an avid Dodgers and Clippers fan, and is pursuing her Master’s in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia.

She will be working primarily with men’s and women’s volleyball.

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