Lianna Hadden
Lianna Hadden

Athletic Trainer

16th season

Lianna Hadden is in her 16th year on the MSU athletic training staff and her 14th year of working with the volleyball squad. Hadden, a native of Three Oaks, Mich., received her bachelor's degree in exercise science from Western Michigan University in 1998, with a minor in biomedical science and an emphasis in athletic training. She completed her master of science degree in kinesiology with a specialization in athletic training in 2000 at Michigan State.

"Lianna's knowledge on injury prevention, nutrition and her overall approach to the student-athletes is such an important aspect of our success," head coach Cathy George said. "She really has become like a family member to all of the athletes that have come through Michigan State."

Injuries are a part of sports - they come with any physical activity. The capable hands of the Michigan State sports medicine staff assist student-athletes with injuries incurred throughout their time of competition at Michigan State.

The philosophy of the Sports Medicine staff is two-fold: to help prevent injuries as much as possible through effective preventative programs, and to facilitate an effective rehabilitation program after an injury. In all cases, the ultimate well-being of each individual student-athlete is the top priority.

Hadden travels with the team to each away match and spends countless hours helping ensure the physical well-being of each player. With the ability to monitor each individual athlete's needs, Hadden has developed into someone that both the student-athletes and coaching staff have come to trust and respect.

She is married to Brian Hadden, and the couple has six-year-old twins, Maeve and Asher.