Michele Latimer began her career with USF in 2007 as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the University of South Florida. Her primary responsibilities are working with the women's soccer team and sailing team while overseeing softball, including its graduate assistant. Latimer also helps with the training needs of the Bulls' other 16 sports programs and serves as the USF summer camp coordinator.
Broadening her soccer training experience, Latimer has gained additional knowledge serving as the head athletic trainer for the Guyana Women's National Soccer Team. In that role, she traveled with the club to Trinidad and Tobago in May 2010, for the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Second Round World Cup Qualifying. She was also with the Lady Jags during their trip to Cuba for the CONCACAF Caribbean/Central American Playoff away series and in Guyana for the club's home playoff series versus Cuba.
Latimer has also worked alongside Women's Professional Soccer players, serving as the sports medicine liaison for the Chicago Red Stars during the team's training trip to Tampa in the spring of 2010. She worked with the Florida Youth Soccer Association for its Florida State Cup Soccer Tournament in 2009 and with the Score at the Shore Tournament from 2008-10.
Aside from soccer, the past two springs Latimer has worked with the St. Petersburg College softball program as its head athletic trainer. She staffs all the Titans home games and tournament matchups and occasionally travels with the club. In the summer of 2011, Latimer also served as the athletic trainer for the Team USA Softball summer camp in Tampa.
Latimer spent two years as a graduate assistant with USF from 2007-09, working with the women's soccer team. She earned her Master of Arts in Exercise Science in May, 2009. Prior to joining USF, Latimer graduated Summa Cum Laude from East Carolina University, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training.
Latimer holds certification as a drug/breath alcohol tester, IV therapy administrator and American Heart BLS (basic life support) Instructor. In addition to being a registered Florida Athletic Trainer, she is a member of the Southeast Athletic Trainer's Association, Athletic Trainer's Association of Florida and National Athletic Trainer's Association.
Latimer was born in Stuttgart, Germany, and grew up in Colorado Springs, CO and Crofton, MD. She is the daughter of Connie and Russ Latimer.