MISENHEIMER, N.C. - Former Director of Sports Medicine/Assistant Athletic Director John Levitt announced his retirement on Sept. 1 and has been succeeded by Darci Dickison in the same capacity. Dickison came to Pfeiffer last winter after a nine-year stint as the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Husson University in Bangor, Maine.
"We want to thank John for his outstanding service while he was here," commented Vice President for Athletics Bob Reasso. "It's a shame to see him go but the department is in great hands with Darci. She's a tremendous professional and I know she'll do a fantastic job."
"I am honored to have this opportunity," said Dickison. "I want to thank Coach Reasso for the chance to run the department. We will continue to provide our student-athletes with the best care possible."
Dickison has had an immediate effect on the department since stepping foot on campus. She quickly became one of the most well-liked figures around and developed a great rapport with the student-athletes. Upon her arrival, Darci worked most extensively with the baseball team while also helping out with all other sports on campus. Dickison will now head a department that features brilliant trainers Nicole Bohannon and Kelly Svistovski.
The Debec, New Brunswick, Canada native earned a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Maine in 2007 and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Mount Allison University in 2002. While at Maine, she was the President of the Athletic Training Student Organization as well as the Maine Student Representative for the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association. Darci obtained a Master of Science in Human Relations from Husson in 2010.
Levitt spent two years as the Director of Sports Medicine and brought 21 years of Division I training experience to Pfeiffer. Levitt worked with the 2015 men's soccer team and helped the Falcons on their way to winning a National Championship.