Shelly Mullenix begins her 18th year as part of the LSU Athletic Training staff in 2014. As LSU's senior associate athletic trainer and Director of Wellness, Mullenix plays a key role in providing the athletic training needs of the football team on a day-to-day basis.
In addition to Mullenix's role as an athletic trainer with the football program, she plays an integral role in the education and development of mental health and nutritional programs for all LSU sports as well. Serving as the Director of Wellness, Mullenix works collaboratively with LSU's staff sports psychologist as well as its registered dietitian, to provide a well-rounded approach to the student athlete's health and well-being. Her integrated approach to assisting the “whole” athlete allows her to identify needs and better assist in the coordination of services for the student-athlete. Nutritional education and wellness information is given in a team format as well as through one-on-one individualized counseling. Administratively, she is responsible for the recruitment of student athletic trainers and the on-going development of the athletic training curriculum program.
Mullenix joined the LSU athletic training staff in January 1997, coming to Baton Rouge from Florida State University, where she worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer from 1992-93. She was promoted to assistant athletic trainer at FSU in 1993 and served in that capacity until December 1996.
She is married to Matthew Mullenix and has two children, Maggie and Briana.