June 5, 2008
Ryan Galloy, who's served on the athletic training staff at Butler University for the past four years, has been promoted to head athletic trainer at Butler. Galloy served as interim head athletic trainer for the Bulldogs in 2007-08.
"We are pleased to announce that Ryan Galloy has accepted the position of head athletic trainer at Butler," said Butler Director of Athletics Barry Collier. "Ryan has proven to be a key contributor in providing health care to our student-athletes, and we look forward to his continued leadership in the training room."
Galloy joined Butler's athletic training staff in 2004-05 as assistant athletic trainer. He was promoted to associate athletic trainer in 2006-07 and then took over as interim head athletic trainer last year, when Bruce Willard resigned as Butler's Director of Sports Medicine to accept a position at Fishers High School. As head athletic trainer, Galloy will oversee the comprehensive health care of Butler's nearly 400 student-athletes, while serving as the primary athletic trainer for men's basketball and men's and women's golf. He also oversees coverage of Butler's football team.
A former varsity letterwinner and Hilton U. Brown Mental Attitude" Award winner in football at Butler, Galloy began his athletic training career in Butler's student-trainer program, 1996-2000. He served as head student trainer for football (1999), women's soccer (1999), ice hockey (1997-98) and cheerleading (1997-98), while also assisting with men's and women's basketball, lacrosse, softball, baseball, and men's and women's track.
After graduating from Butler with a degree in athletic training and physical education in 2000, he spent two years as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at San Diego State University, working with the men's soccer and baseball teams. He also served as head athletic trainer at La Costa Canyon High School in California for one year, 2002-03, and as head football athletic trainer at Concordia University in Illinois for one year, 2003-04.
Galloy earned a master's degree in biomechanics from San Diego State in 2003. He has been certified as an Athletic Trainer since 2000 by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) and as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) since 2001. He also holds an American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certification and is a member of the Indiana Athletic Trainers' Association and Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association.