David Slack is in the director of the Bethany College Athletic Training Education Program. He directed the efforts to accredit the college in 2008 and led a similar process at Washburn University in 2005. Slack holds an educational doctorate in sports management from the University of Utah (2004), a master of arts degree from Brigham Young University (1986), and a bachelor of science from Utah State University (1981). He held a dual role as Head Athletic Trainer and Director of Athletics at Brigham Young University from 1986 to 1992 and served as Executive Director of the Utah Summer Games from 1994 to 1998.
He and his wife are the parents of four children and two grandchildren.
Professor Caiola comes to Bethany College from Molloy College where he was an assistant athletic trainer and from Wesley College where he was head athletic trainer. He earned a bachelor’s degree of science in health and exercise science with concentration in athletic training from Eastern University and a master’s degree of science in advanced athletic training and sports science from Long Island University.
Denver Cobb is from Daytona Beach, Fla., and attended Father Lopez High School.
Cobb comes to Bethany from the University of South Florida, where he served as a graduate assistant. During the 2011-2012 season he worked under the Big East Coach of the Year Stan Heath.
USF finished the season 22-14 and in fourth place in the Big East. Cobb helped the team finish the season with the best record in school history and tied for most wins in school history. They also set the Big East defensive record for lowest points scored against (56.6 ppg). It was their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1992.
During the 2010-2011 season, Cobb served as assistant men’s basketball coach at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. While there, he helped lead the team to a 29-5 record and a conference tournament championship. Cobb coached a second-team All-American and two-time Defensive Player of the Year. As a player at ERAU, he was the team captain from 2007-2009, and he made National Tournament appearances in 2005, 2006 and 2008. He made the Sun Conference All-Conference team in 2008 and 2009 and led the Sun Conference in free throw percentage and three point percentage. Cobb accumulated over 100 community service hours through the Champions of Character program. Cobb played for the NAIA Hall of Fame Inductee Steve Ridder and had an overall five year collegiate record of 134-34.
In the summer of 2010 Cobb was the head coach of the Port Orange Warriors, a U16 AAU team. His team were the Easter Classic at Disney 16U Division II runner-ups, the Super Showcase Coast to Coast Regional 16U Division II champions and the Battle at the Beach tenth grade champions.
During the 2009-2010 school year, Cobb was the varsity boys basketball assistant coach and the freshman head basketball coach at Father Lopez Catholic High School in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Cobb has coached the ERAU individual and team youth basketball camps since 2004. He has been involved with the Junior Eagle program, been a Special Olympics volunteer, and helped with the Steve Ridder and Campbell University basketball camps. Cobb has received the Dave Counts Memorial Scholarship and the Robert Alan Goldberg, Jr. Memorial Scholarship.
Cobb completed his master’s degree from the University of South Florida in physical education. He has undergraduate minors in education, humanities, and psychology.
Dallas Fenn started at Bethany in 2103. Prior to Bethany, Fenn completed graduate work at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. He was a graduate assistant athletic trainer working primarily with the baseball program from January 2011-May 2013.
Fenn is a Kansas native, originally from Wichita. He graduated from Valley Center High School in Valley Center, Kan. in 2006. Following graduation, he attended Hesston College in Hesston, Kan. where he received an associate’s degree in the spring of 2008. In fall of 2008, Dallas transferred to Sterling College in Sterling, Kan. where he completed his bachelor’s degree in athletic training in two and a half years.
Fenn passed his Board of Certification exam to become a Certified Athletic Trainer in December of 2010. He was also named the Sterling College Athletic Training Student of the Year in May of 2011. During graduate school, Dallas also received the Otho Davis Memorial Scholarship for outstanding athletic training students at Lamar University.
Dallas has been a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association since 2010.
Juliann Plimpton joined Bethany College in 2013 as an athletic trainer and residence director. Originally from Gladstone, Mich., Plimpton received a bachelor’s degree in athletic training with minors in chemistry and biology from North Park University in Chicago. She received a master’s degree in education from Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan.
Prior to Bethany, Plimpton worked as an athletic trainer for Southwestern College where her primary responsibilities were men and women’s soccer, track and field, and JV athletics. She was also the advisor for Southwestern College Athletic Training Society for two years. In addition, she worked campus security while at Southwestern.
In her free time, Plimpton enjoys watching movies, reading books and going camping.