Beavs create new position for Tedeschi

OREGON STATE created a new position and officially named longtime Chicago Bulls trainer Fred Tedeschi its Director of Athletic Training Services. The Beavers, in announcing the hire, called Tedeschi one of the most respected and accomplished athletic trainers in the nation.

Tedeschi will oversee the daily operation of OSU’s athletic training services in conjunction with Dr. Doug Aukerman, the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine, which will include the implementation of the philosophy and protocols of the department.

Tedeschi joins the Beavers after 16 years as the Bulls' head athletic trainer. He was voted the NBA Athletic Trainers Association Joe O'Toole Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2007 and 2013.

Tedeschi, according to the Chicago Tribune, is moving to Corvallis to closer to his daughter, an OSU graduate student.

Before joining the Bulls in 1998, Tedeschi was the head athletic trainer at California (1994-98) and Vanderbilt (1991-94). He also served as the head athletic trainer for the U.S. Men's and Women's volleyball teams, and on the San Francisco 49ers' training staff.

He got his bachelor’s degree (1981) and a master's degree (1984) from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. He lettered three years on the Tigers’ golf team and was twice selected a Pacific Coast Athletic Association scholar athlete and to Pacific’s Dean’s Honor Roll.

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