2018 NBATA Education Program: Mental Wellness

2018 NBATA Education Program: Mental Wellness

Fred Tedeschi, one of the most respected and accomplished athletic trainers in the nation, was appointed Director of Athletic Training Services at Oregon State University on July 10, 2014.

Tedeschi oversees 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.

Tedeschi arrived on the OSU campus after 16 years as the head athletic trainer for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. While with the Bulls he was twice selected the Joe O’Toole NBA Athletic Trainers Association (NBATA) 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 lengthy tenure with the Bulls, he served as the head athletic trainer at the University of California from 1994-98 and at Vanderbilt University 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.

Keyon L. Dooling is a motivational speaker, life coach and author who recently retired from the National Basketball Association after almost thirteen years as a professional athlete. During his time in the NBA he served for eight years as an officer with the National Basketball Players Association. Keyon played two seasons at the University of Missouri before becoming an early entry candidate for the 2000 NBA Draft. He was selected by Orlando in the first round - 10th overall pick. Keyon was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers and played for the Miami Heat, New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzles and eventually the Boston Celtics.

Location: The Palmer House Hilton, Crystal Room 3rd Floor 17 E. Monroe Street Chicago, IL 60603