Richard "Trey" Beam Hollar III begins his first year as assistant athletic trainer at Francis Marion University.
A native of Forsyth, Ga., Hollar earned a B.S. degree in athletic training from Valdosta State University in 2013 and a M.S. degree in health and human performance with a concentration in sport administration from Northwestern State University in 2015.
While attending Valdosta State, Hollar began working with nearby Lowndes High School's football, wrestling, and basketball programs in 2011. At VSU, he worked with the Blazer football, men's basketball, baseball, softball, and cross country teams. He spent his final semester as an intern at Sports Medicine at Phoebe Northwest in Albany, Ga., a physical therapy clinic which treated athletes from the surrounding area.
During his undergraduate days, he also served a general medicine rotation at the VSU Student Health Center.
At Northwestern State, Hollar spent time with the football, men's basketball, women's basketball, and tennis programs. Following graduation, he moved on to the University of Montevallo in Alabama, where he worked with the men's soccer and baseball programs from the fall of 2015 to the spring of 2017.
Hollar comes to FMU from Point University in West Point, Ga., where he primarily worked with the Skyhawk football, men's basketball, and baseball teams. He also provided assistance for the women's basketball, softball, men's and women's lacrosse, and volleyball squads.
He has provided care for the Olympic Development Program for four straight summers at Montevallo, which hosts some of the best girls' soccer travel teams from throughout the southeastern United States.
A board certified athletic trainer, Hollar holds a certification from both the states of South Carolina and Alabama, and is certified as an American Heart Association BLS Provider. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association.