Skylar Kempel is in his 2nd year as a member of the SMU Sports Medicine Staff. As an Assistant Athletic Trainer, Skylar is responsible for the healthcare of the Women's Soccer and Swimming & Diving teams on campus. Additionally, he serves as the director of travel operations for the Women’s Soccer team. Skylar also helps provide official coverage for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks during home games.
Before coming to the Hilltop, Skylar earned his Masters of Science degree in Sport Management from the University of Tennessee while serving as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for a Tennessee Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving program that accomplished a 16th and 3rd place showing respectively at the 2013 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. In 2011, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from the University of Illinois.
Skylar is also a certified United States Soccer Federation Referee and keeps busy refereeing several leagues and tournaments around the DFW area year-round. Skylar is originally from Lena, Illinois. He currently resides in Dallas.