EKU selects Jeff Carrico to lead sports medicine

Published 9:02 pm Tuesday, July 16, 2019

RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University alum Jeff Carrico was chosen as the university’s Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine, EKU Director of Athletics Stephen Lochmueller announced today.

Carrico most recently served as the associate athletic trainer at Central Michigan University (2017-2019).  He was directly responsible for the daily medical care of the men’s basketball team and had oversight of the certified graduate assistants and interns for field hockey, softball, women’s soccer and baseball.

 From July 2012 to May of 2017, Carrico was the assistant director of sports medicine at DePaul University.  He worked directly with the men’s basketball program and was responsible for hiring and assisting in the supervision of three graduate assistant athletic trainers.

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 Carrico was the assistant athletic director for sports medicine at the University of Cincinnati from 2007 to 2011.  He had direct supervision of full time assistants, interns and graduate athletic trainers while working with the men’s and women’s basketball programs.

 In 1997, Carrico joined Marshall University as an assistant athletic trainer.  From 1999 to 2007 he was the head athletic trainer for the Thundering Herd. He worked as an assistant at Northern Illinois University from 1994 to 1997.

 Carrico received a bachelor’s of science degree in physical education with an emphasis in athletic training and secondary education from Eastern Kentucky University in 1993.  He completed a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in sports management at Northern Illinois in 1995.

 Carrico has been a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association since 1993 and was inducted into the Marshall University Sports Medicine Hall of Fame in 2010.  He served as the Big East Sports Medicine Society President from May 2016 to May 2017.