Jeff Pounds was elevated to Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance in the fall of 2017. He previously served as director of athletic training at Coastal Carolina University from 2010-17. He provides direct athletic training support for the university's football program as well as overseeing the sports performance department, which includes both athletic training and the speed, strength and conditioning.
Overall, Pounds has been with Chanticleer Athletics since 2002 and served as associate athletic trainer from 2006-2010 and assistant athletic trainer from 2002-2006.
Pounds is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and Mid Atlantic Athletic Trainers' Association, and holds current certification from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. He has served on the district scholarship committee.
He is also an adjunct instructor in the university's Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sports Studies, where he teaches EXSS 330: Injury Management.
Pounds came to Coastal Carolina from Davidson College, where he served as an assistant athletic trainer and the head football athletic trainer from 1998-2002. Previously, he was a staff athletic trainer for HealthWorks Rehab and Fitness in Morgantown, W.Va., and the head athletic trainer at Fairmont Senior High School in West Virginia.
Pounds has extensive experience in athletic training and has worked at various camps, including for the NBA's Sacramento Kings. He also served as the host athletic trainer for the 1999 and 2000 NCAA Men's Soccer Final Fours in Charlotte, N.C.
Originally from Petaluma, Calf., Pounds earned a master's degree from West Virginia University in 1998 and a bachelor's degree from Sacramento State University in 1996. He played collegiate baseball at Santa Rosa Junior College for two years.
Pounds and his wife, Cara, have a son, David, and a daughter, Maggie.