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Bob Howard

Head Athletic Trainer

Bob Howard is entering his milestone 20th year at UConn and currently oversees the entire athletic training staff at Connecticut for all sports. The 2007 season will mark his 19th working directly with the Husky football team.

Howard is a 1988 graduate of Connecticut with a degree in sport medicine and athletic training. He later earned his master’s degree in exercise physiology from UConn in 1991. Howard still spends time in the classroom, teaching students in the UConn athletic training program. He is a past president of the Connecticut Athletic Trainers Association and is the former public relations chairman for the National Athletic Trainers Association’s District I. In 2004, Howard received the Outstanding Kinesiology Award from UConn’s Neag School of Education and, in 2006, he received the Athletic Trainer of the Year Award from the Connecticut chapter of NATA. He also was given a NATA Service Award during the organization’s 2006 convention in Atlanta.

Howard served as a student trainer at UConn from 1986-88 and as a graduate assistant trainer from 1988 to 1989. He also worked two pre-season training camps for the NFL’s New York Jets.

Howard spent much of his youth in Urbandale, Iowa, before moving to Tolland, Conn. He and his wife, Stephanie, reside in Tolland, Conn., with their two daughters, Emily (13) and Nicole (11).



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