Oregon State has hired Fred Tedeschi, one of the most respected and accomplished athletic trainers in the nation, as the director of athletic training services.
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.
“We are very excited to have Fred join our staff,” Aukerman said in a release. “He brings tremendous experience, reputation and leadership to Oregon State. Fred will be instrumental in continuing to provide elite health care to our student-athletes.”
Tedeschi comes to OSU after 16 years as the head athletic trainer for the NBA’s Chicago Bulls, where he was twice selected the Joe O’Toole NBA Athletic Trainers Association athletic trainer of the year. He had a six-year stint as a board member for the NBATA and was the organization’s chairman for the 2005-06 season.
Prior to his tenure with the Bulls, he served as the head athletic trainer at the University of California from 1994-98 and at Vanderbilt from 1991-94. He also has experience as an assistant athletic trainer for seven years with the San Francisco 49ers and as an athletic trainer for one year for the United States Volleyball Association.
Tedeschi holds several professional certifications and is a current member of the NBATA, Illinois Athletic Trainers Association and the National Athletic Trainers Association. He also has published several sports medicine studies.