Laurie Fincher joined the UAB athletic staff in July of 2008. Fincher comes to UAB from West Alabama, where she served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer in charge of volleyball, as well as assisting with football, from 2006-08. Prior to West Alabama, she was a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at UAB with her focus on assisting with the Blazers' football team. Fincher began her career as an undergraduate student at East Carolina working as a Athletic Training student with the Pirates' athletic programs. Fincher received her B.S. in Athletic Training from East Carolina in 2004 and her M.A. in Education and Exercise Physiology from UAB in 2006. She is an assistant athletic trainer for football, oversees synchronized swimming and supervises softball. Hailing from Raleigh, N.C., Fincher is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), the Southeastern Athletic Trainers' Association (SEATA), and the Alabama Athletic Trainers' Association (ALATA).