Daniel Bellamy was hired in January 2019 as UTSA Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine.
Bellamy has oversight of all aspects of the UTSA Athletics Sports Medicine program, which provides supervision, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation for more than 350 student – athletes, as well as leading collaborative efforts with team physicians and other member s of the medical team. He also serve s as the department’s health care administrator and coordinate s sports medicine coverage for all 17 NCAA Division I sports and the student – athlete drug – testing program.
A native of the Washington D.C. Metro Area, Bellam y came to UTSA from Howard University, where he served as Associate AD/Sports Performance from June 2015 through December 2018. He led all aspects of medical care and sports performance for 19 NCAA Division I sports and more than 350 student – athletes. He a lso was an assistant athletic trainer at Howard from 2011 – 13, where he served as the athletic trainer for men’s basketball, men’s soccer, tennis and track & field and also assisted with the football program. Bellamy was the Director of Sports Medicine at C oppin State from August 2013 to June 2015 and got his start in the sports medicine field as an intern with the NFL Chargers in the summer of 2008.
Bellamy earned his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from North Carolina Central in May 2008 and his ma ster’s degree in performance enhancement and injury prevention from California (Pa.) in 2015.
John Kasik has been D irector of S ports M edicine for the University of South Caro lina since July 2007. As director of sports medicine, Kasik assists in the overall management and coordination of South Carolina’s athletic training/sports medicine program. He also helps coordinate all phases of health care for Gamecock student – athletes.
Kasik has decades of athletic training experience and came to Columbia from Stanford University, where he served as the H ead A thletic T rainer during the 2006 – 07 school year. Prior to Stanford Kasik spent most of his 22 years in the NFL with two teams and served as an athletic trainer for two Pro Bowl games. Kasik was the assistant athletic trainer for the Seattle Seahawks from 1983 through 1994, where the Seahawks made the playoffs four times, making it to the AFC championship game in 1984. During his tim e with the Seahawks, Kasik was a member of the NFL Training Staff of the Year in 1988. Kasik then went on to become the H ead A thletic T rainer for the Carolina Panthers NFL team from 1994 through 2002.
A 1980 graduate of West Virginia with a degree in sec ondary education, social studies, Kasik earned a master’s in physical education and athletic training, from the University of Miami in 1981.
Doug West is in his 14th year at the University of Iowa as an athletic trainer. During his tenure at Iowa he has worked with Football, Track and Field, Cross Country, Baseball, Tennis, and Soccer Student Athletes.
After completing a graduate assistantship at I owa from 1994 – 1997, West returned to Coe College, where he initiated the accredited athletic training education program.
West was also a tenure track assistant professor at St. Ambrose University, guiding the athletic training education program to obtain (CAAHEP) accreditation. Before returning to Iowa, West worked at Central College as an assistant professor, athletic trainer and clinical coordinator. While in these positions he also served as an adjunct assistant professor at Iowa.
West served as president of the Iowa Athletic Trainers’ Society from 2002 – 2006 and served as past president from 2006 – 2008. West is past chair of the honors and awards committee and a member of the legislative committee for the Iowa Athletic Trainers’ Society. From 2003 – 2013 he served on the board of directors and chairperson for the Mid – American Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Symposium.
West received the Iowa Athletic Trainers’ Society Hall of Honor Award in June of 2015. The Mid – American Athletic Trai ners’ Association has awarded West the Dr. Denis “Issy” Isrow Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award in March 2014 and Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 2015. In 2013 West received the Bump Elliot Appreciation Award from the Iowa Football Progr am. West was awarded the National Athletic Trainer Association Service Award in 2011 and the Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Year Award in 2012 by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). He was recognized by the University of Northern Iowa in 2005 as recipient of the Athletic Training Service Award, in recognition of “diligent and tireless efforts to improve athletic training education.” He was also one of five finalists for Teacher of the Year at St. Ambrose University in 2003. West recently r eceived the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Athletic Trainer Service Award for dedicated service and outstanding contribution to the profession of athletic training and the association.
Nathan Wilder functions as the head football athletic trainer by coordinating the medical care and providing athletic training services to the University’s football student – athletes.
He joined the Tigers from Samf ord University in Birmingham, Alabama, where he had served as the head football athletic trainer starting in 2009. While at Samford, Wilder was responsible for the prevention, management, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries for all of Samford ‘s football student – athletes.
Wilder arrived at Samford from Waynesburg University in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, where he served as the head athletic trainer from 2004 until 2009. While at Waynesburg, Wilder supervised medical coverage for all 18 teams, a nd he served as the athletic trainer for the football, wrestling and track and field teams. He was also an instructor of various courses and an approved clinical instructor in the CAATE accredited program at Waynesburg.
Prior to his time at Waynesburg, Wi lder was an assistant professor/assistant athletic trainer at Southern Connecticut State University, spent one year working with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League, and worked as a graduate assistant at Ohio University. He has worked at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Center for Sports Medicine.
Wilder holds credentials as a certified athletic trainer and as a strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and National Strength and Conditioning Association. Wilder, a native of Pittsburgh, graduated summa cum laude from Waynesburg University in 1996. After graduating from Waynesburg, Wilder attended graduate scho ol and worked at Ohio University.
Brad is the founder of BioWave and a member of the Board of Directors. He is a skilled business leader and provides the guiding vision and strategic direction for the company. Brad manages new product and clinical development, quality, regulatory, contract manufacturing, government affairs and corporate finance. His original concept for BioWave’s signal technology came from an inspiration he had while working as the Chief Operating Officer at a prior medical device company. Brad also worked for 7 years as Senior Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions for Daiwa Securities with a focus on the Medical Device Industry.
Brad received undergraduate and master’s degrees from Cornell Engineering and an MBA from Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Business. Brad’s Master of Engineering thesis was focused on a special project for the Hospital for Special Surgery. In his spare time, Brad is a fitness junkie and has been known to rip tremendous topspin on a tennis or paddle ball. He is an artist, photographer, and fond of traveling, skiing, food and wine.