West Florida, 2010
Melissa Chastang begins her first season as an assistant athletic trainer on the Southern Miss athletic training staff. She is responsible for the athletic training coverage of the Lady Eagle basketball program.
Prior to coming to Southern Miss, Chastang was a graduate assistant trainer at the University of North Alabama where she was responsible for softball while assisting with football. She also served as a strength and conditioning intern, assisting with daily maintenance and upkeep of the strength and conditioning facility. Chastang also designed and implemented strength and conditioning programs for softball and baseball.
A native of Satsuma, Ala., Chastang completed her master's degree in science and health and human performance at North Alabama in 2013.
Chastang earned a bachelor's degree in athletic training with a minor in sports and exercise psychology from West Florida in 2010. While there, she played softball and earned all-conference and all-academic honors. She also was an assistant softball coach and trainer St. Paul's Episcopal School for a semester.
Chastang attended Satsuma High School where she earned letters in volleyball and softball. She is the daughter of Lori and Paul Lewis and Timothy Chastang Sr.