Athletic Training

Athletic Training Policies & Procedures

Pre-Participation Packets
New Athlete Pre-Participation Form​
Returning Athlete Pre-Participation Form
Directions to Fill Out Sportsware


Staying Healthy at UMobile
Hydration Tips
Nutrition Info

Visiting Team
Visiting Team Travel Info
Lightning Policy

The main athletic training room is located within the Jim and Dot Boothe Athletic Training Education Building. This building is a 2400 square foot complex that is located across from the cafeteria. The modalities available include: ultrasound, electrical stimulation units, cryotherapy, whirlpools, hivamat, game ready, paraffin, iotophoresis, and hydrocollator packs. In addition, there are 6 treatment tables and 2 taping tables located within this area.

The main training room also houses Encore Physical Therapy which serves both community patients and UM student athletes, faculty, and staff.  The rehabilitation area has a variety of tools and equipment to allow a seamless transition for UM student athletes to work back into their sport with as little time lost as possible.

The secondary training room is located in Pharr Gym and serves to provide treatment and taping options for UM basketball and volleyball teams and their opponents. This training room houses emergency equipment as well as additional athletic training supplies.

What to bring if you are a visiting team:

* Stocked training kit

* A letter from your Certified Athletic Trainer if there are athletes with specific medical     conditions or concerns.

* Insurance information for your team- both primary and secondary

What to know if you are a visiting team:

* All taping and treatments should be arranged in the main training room, not at the field.

* Athletic trainers do not arrive at a field until 30 minutes before the game.

* The training room is open approximately 2 hours prior to each game.

* A phone call or email will suffice to let us know when to expect you for taping

* During the game, your team will be supplied with water, cups, injury ice, and access to basic emergency supplies.

* Please remember that we do have our own sports to take care of and your patience is appreciated.

Jacob Lewis, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer
Sports Coverage: Men's & Women's Basketball and Softball

In 2017-18, Jacob will begin his third year as Head Athletic Trainer for UM's athletic department. Overall Jacob has been a part of the UM athletic training staff since July 2013 serving as the assistant athletic trainer for 2 years prior to his promotion. Jacob has covered Men's and Women's Soccer and Softball for the past two years, and will now move into coverage for Men’s and Women’s Basketball.

Jake's primary responsibilies include overseeing 400+ student-athletes, 16 intercollegiate athletic teams, 4 junior varsity squads, athletic training students, insurance claims and referrals and managing 3 certified athletic trainers on staff.

Jacob completed his undergraduate degree at Division II Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss. in May 2013.

He is married to Lauren Lewis, a graduate of UM and current teacher at Robert E. Lee Elementary. In his pastime, Jacob is an avid outdoorsman that loves archery, hunting and fishing.


Board of Certification                                      2013
Alabama Licensure                                        Current
BLS AHA Professional Rescuer Certified         Current 
​KinesioTaping (KT 1-3)                                   2015


Keith Stanton Remke Jr, ATC
Graduate Assistant
Sports Coverage: Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Baseball

Stan begins his second year at UM after a very challenging first year. One month into the 2016-17 school year, suddenly the staff of three wen to a staff of two. Stan responded with the poise of a seasoned AT and won the coaches over with his easygoing personality and work ethic. He spent almost every night finishing his day at 9 p.m., turned around, and did it again the next day without ever complaining. 

Stan can safely say he has experience working with baseball, volleyball, men's basketball, women's basketball, tennis, softball and track. His role this year will be somewhat mundane as he focuses on his primary sports coverage of men and women's basketball.

Stan is a 2016 graduate from the University of Alabama and a BOC credentialed athletic trainer. His clinical experiences while at UA centered on baseball, basketball, soccer, wrestling and football. Stan completed an internship in the summer of 2015 at Clemson covering sports and administering pre-participation exams.  

Hs is in his second year of his MBA at the University of Mobile and will finish is May 2019.


Board of Certification 2016
Alabama Licensure


BLS AHA Professional Rescuer Certified






Laura Beth Wright, ATC
Graduate Assistant
Sports Coverage: Volleyball, Track & Field, Competitive Cheer

Laura Beth will begin the 2017-18 year as a first year graduate assistant after spending the past year as a medical assistant and DME provider for The Orthopedic Group PC. Laura Beth is a 2016 graduate of the University of Mobile's athletic training program and a recent BOC credentialed athletic trainer. 

Laura Beth's primary sports responsibilities will be with volleyball, track & field and she will assist with the needs of competitive cheer. 

Laura Beth will begin work on her master's degree in August.


Jacob Henderlight, ATC
Graduate Assistant
Sports Coverage: Men's and Women's Soccer and Tennis

Jacob will begin the 2017-18 year as a first-year graduate assistant after graduating from Northern Kentucky University. He is BOC credentialed athletic trainer. 

Jacob's primary sports responsibilities will be with men's and women's soccer as well as tennis in the spring.

Jacob will begin work on his master's degree in August.


Kristen C. Rather, DPT, ATC, 

UM Physical Therapist/ Encore Rehabilitation

Kristen begins her 6th year as UM's on campus physical therapist. She is employed by Encore Rehabilitation and is the director for the Saraland clinic locaiton. Kristen began her career at the University of Mobile and graduated with a B.S. in Athletic Training in 2004. She returned to Alabama State University to complete her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. 

Kristen is on campus three times a week to oversee physical therapy protocols for all UM Athletes, Faculty, and/or staff members.

Kristen also teaches within UM's athletic programs and is married to Ben Rather and has two children, Isaac and Emorie. 


Stephen B. Cope, M.D.
UMobile Team Physician


The University of Alabama

Medical Degree:

Doctorate of Medicine, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Campbell Clinic


Sports Medicine, American Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Clinic


Board-Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
Contact Information:
UMobile Athletic Department 251.442.2278  
Jacob Lewis, Head AT 251.442.2561 [email protected]
Graduate Assistant 251.442.2361  
Fax 251.442.2499