Simpson University Welcomes New Athletic Trainer

For Immediate Release


Michael NealREDDING, Calif. - Simpson University is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Neal of Fremont, Calif., as its new athletic trainer.

“We are extremely excited to have Michael as our new full-time athletic trainer,” said Assistant Athletic Director Derrick Pringle Jr. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to this position and will be a big asset to our athletic department.”

Prior to being hired by Simpson, Neal worked as a graduate assistant at Indiana State University for two years, where he was in charge of the track and field and cross-country teams. Neal holds a bachelor of science degree in athletic training from Cal State Sacramento and a master’s of science in athletic training from Indiana State University. He is also a nationally certified athletic trainer.

As athletic trainer, Neal will oversee the health of student-athletes from Simpson’s 12 intercollegiate sports teams (men’s and women’s soccer, cross-country, golf, and basketball; women’s volleyball and softball; and men’s wrestling and baseball). His duties began on June 15.


Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


Contact: SU Public Relations
(530) 226-4737