Head Athletic Trainer
April (Reed) Hoy is completing her 15th year at Azusa Pacific, serving as the assistant athletic director and head athletic trainer for the university's 19-sport program.
Hoy returned to her alma mater in 1999 after serving in the athletic training programs at Mt. San Antonio College and California Institute of Technology. With a keen eye for order and clarity, Hoy quickly grew Azusa Pacific's athletic training program into one of the most respected sports medicine operations in the nation. She has more than doubled her staff with full-time, fully certified ATCs, and has added four graduate assistants to the program.
Hoy has had several published works and is a respected speaker at national seminars. She has also served on numerous university and national committees, including three years as president of the NAIA Athletic Trainers Association (2004-07) and another three as the NAIA-ATA officer's role as past president (2007-10). She served on the Cramer Sports Medicine National Advisory Council from 2002-07, and she began serving in 2011 as the district and regional chair for the National Athletic Training Association (NATA) College and University Athletic Trainers. In June 2013, she also joined the NATA personal liability workgroup.
Her published works include NAIA guidelines regarding eating disorders for the NAIA's Medical Guidelines Handbook in 2001-02. In May 2013, she contributed an article on the value model of a college athletic trainer for NATA CORE as well as educational presentations for the NATA's College and University Athletic Training Committee, and both are used as tools for collegiate coaches and administrators. At the 2013 Far West Athletic Trainers Association, Hoy presented on the value model, following presentations in 2012 to the NATA national convention on policies and procedures for collegiate athletic trainers and 2011 to the NAIA national convention on legal issues in athletics including concussions and sickle cell.
In 2013, Hoy was appointed as deputy Title IX coordinator at Azusa Pacific, a role in which she helps oversee the monitoring and oversight of the university's overall implementation of Title IX compliance. She also serves the university as the student life liaison for the workplace safety committee and as medical liaison for the incident command team. Hoy helped design and develop the layout of the Felix Event Center athletic training room, which opened in 2001, while also putting together the redesign of the Cougar Stadium athletic training room. In addition, she created a comprehensive policy and procedure manual, the first of its kind for Azusa Pacific athletics, and today the manual is used as a model for other institutions.
The first Azusa Pacific female athlete to earn All-Golden State Athletic Conference in two different sports, Hoy was a three-time All-GSAC honoree in softball and a two-time selection in soccer. As a 1994 senior, she was named an NAIA Scholar Athlete in both sports. In recognition of her outstanding athletic skills and accomplishments, Hoy was inducted into the Azusa Pacific Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the 2009 induction class.
Hoy graduated from Azusa Pacific in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in psychology, and earned her master's in kinesiology with an emphasis in sports medicine and injury studies from Cal State Long Beach in 1998. She and her husband Brad were married in 2013, and they reside in Fullerton.