Sally Alway took the reins as Head Athletic Trainer at Caltech in July 2015 after spending two years the athletic training staff since July 2013. Alway also functions as Strength and Conditioning coach for the intercollegiate teams and a Physical Education instructor.
Alway spent the previous two years obtaining her masters degree while serving as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Cal State Fullerton. She also spent two years as an assistant athletic trainer at Corban University in Salem, Ore.
While at Cal State Fullerton, Alway received a Masters of Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics. Under the direction of Dr. Jared Coburn, Dr. Robert Kersey and Dr. Kavin Tsang, Alway received the FWATA research grant for her original research thesis “Superficial Cold and Heat Modalities Influence on Soleus Function.” She was honored to be named Titan Athletics Staff Member of the year by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee while working under Head Athletic Trainer Julie Max.
Beyond the traditional athletic training setting, Alway has served on the medical teams with the United State Track and Field Association during the National Championships and Olympic Trials, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and Professional Bull Riders (PBR) rodeos and the 2012 tour of "La Cage aux Folles." She holds certifications from the National Athletic Trainers Association/Board of Certification (Certified Athletic Trainer), American Red Cross (Professional Rescuer), National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist), Tecnica Gavilan PTB, Functional Movement System (Level 1 and 2 Certification), National Academy of Sports Medicine (Sports Nutrition Specialist) and RockTape (Performance Movement Techniques).
Alway graduated from George Fox University with a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. In her time as a Bruin, Alway was NWATA Student Presentation Winner 2009 for her paper titled “Field Surface Influence on Injuries and Skin Infections: Comparative Survey of Football Athletes” and Health and Human Performance department "Student of the Year." A two-year member of the Bruins women's soccer team, Alway accumulated a career ranking of third all-time in goals against average (1.16) and second in shutouts per season (seveno).
Alway firmly believes in the APER mission statement that “a sound mind and healthy spirit reside within a sound body.” A native of Salem, Ore., she resides in Pasadena, Calif.