|City:||San Luis Obispo|
Athletic Trainer • Third Year
Vanguard University of Southern California '04
Elias Levanway enters his third season as an assistant athletic trainer at Cal Poly. Hired in March 2015 to replace James Eggen, Levanway’s primary responsibilities are football and assisting in daily athletic training room coverage.
Levanway was interim athletic trainer at Laguna Beach High School for four months before accepting his current position. He also served four months as head athletic trainer at Santa Monica City College and four years (2010-14) at Chaffey College, where he also worked as an adjunct professor.
Levanway returned to California during the summer of 2010 after working 11 months (2009-10) at Columbia College and three years (2006-09) at Iona College, both as an assistant athletic trainer.
He was head athletic trainer at St. Joseph High School in Santa Maria. During that time he also served as a physical therapy aide at Sims Physical Therapy as well as assisting at Cuesta College in various athletic tournaments. During the summer of 2006, he served as a trainer for football camps in San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego.
A 2004 graduate of Vanguard University of Southern California, Levanway earned his bachelor's degree in athletic training. He served as a student trainer at both Vanguard and Orange Coast College. Levanway earned his master's in kinesiology and exercise science in July 2006 from California University of Pennsylvania.
Born in Oneonta, New York, Levanway moved to California at the age of 14 and grew up in various cities along the Central Coast, including Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach and Paso Robles. He was home-schooled during high school and played football at Pacific Coast Christian (grades 9-11) in Arroyo Grande and North County Christian (12th grade) in Atascadero.
Levanway and his wife Wendy have two daughters, Zoya (6) and Audrey (4). They reside in Morro Bay, Calif.