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
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).