SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – San Bernardino Valley College announces the hire of Keith Candelaria as the new head athletic trainer.
Candelaria is stepping into the role left vacant by Michael Sola, who retired at the end of the spring semester after 37 years in the position.
Candelaria, a father of two, comes from Whittier College, where he was head athletic trainer; prior to that, he was a trainer at Orange Coast College. He also taught sports medicine and emergency response courses through the Tri Cities Regional Occupational Program.
Candelaria earned his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from California State University, Fullerton, and his master’s degree in leadership and management from the University of La Verne, where he also served as a graduate assistant trainer.