Hunt joins Irish

Brian Kelly announced Tuesday that Rob Hunt would serve as the football team's head athletic trainer.

The following is a release courtesy Notre Dame athletics:

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Rob Hunt, head football athletic trainer at Oklahoma State University the last five years and also head athletic trainer for all Cowboy athletics programs since 2007, has been named head football athletic trainer at the University of Notre Dame.

Hunt, who will work day to day with the Notre Dame football program, brings with him 14 years of experience as an athletic trainer at NCAA institutions.

At Oklahoma State, Hunt served as athletic trainer for the football team all five years and in his final four years in Stillwater coordinated all aspects of medical care for the athletic department's 16 teams and supervised six assistant athletic trainers, eight graduate assistants and two insurance coordinators.

Hunt spent 10 years in the state of Missouri prior to moving to Oklahoma State. From 2004-06 he worked as head athletic trainer at Southeast Missouri State University (working directly with the football and women's tennis teams), after serving as an assistant athletic trainer with the University of Missouri football team from 1999-2004. He also worked with Missouri men's and women's swimming and men's and women's cross country and track and field squads. In his final year with the Tigers, Hunt also served as director of rehabilitation services.

A graduate of Ball State University in 1997 with a major in athletic training, Hunt earned his master's degree in education at the University of Missouri in 1999 and served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer there from 1997-99. In 1996 Hunt worked as an athletic trainer during the preseason with the NFL New England Patriots.

A native of West Lafayette, Ind., Hunt is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association. He received two different scholarships from the NATA (one undergraduate, one postgraduate), as well as scholarship help from the Mid-America Athletic Trainers' Association and the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association.

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