Erin Variano


Utah State University, Logan, UT Graduated: May 2011
Master of Science: Health and Human Movement with an Emphasis in Sports Medicine
Thesis: Prevention of Overuse Shoulder Injuries for the Incoming Collegiate Athlete Participating In Overhead Sports
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer: Football, Track and Field, Women’s Basketball
Merrimack College, North Andover, MA Graduated: May 2008
Bachelor of Science: Athletic Training
Collegiate Athlete: Merrimack College Women’s Lacrosse

United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, NCAA Division I July 2008 - May 2009
Athletic Trainer: Football, Wrestling, Swim and Dive

Operate, train, and evolve in all aspects of athletic training based on best practices in each of the following areas: Prevention of
athletic injuries; Emergency care and readiness; Recognition, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries;
Identification of general medical concerns and proper referral; Provide education and counseling to athletes to ensure the best
collaborative plan of care with a multidisciplinary medical team.

Associate Head Athletic Trainer/Head Football Athletic Trainer Aug 2019 - Present
Interim Head Athletic Trainer 2022
Brown University, Providence, RI, NCAA Division

Primary Sport Responsibility - Football, Head Athletic Trainer
Administrative Responsibilities
● Assumed administrative and personnel responsibilities in the absence of a Director of Sports Medicine (Oct 2020- Dec 2022)
● NCAA HealthCare Administrator Oct 2020 - Dec 2022
● NCAA Drug Testing Coordinator
● Ivy League HealthCare Administrator; Represents Brown
● Team Physician Coordinator / Physician Clinic Management: Led Contract Negotiations
● Student Athletic Trainer Coordinator for Clinical Immersion Sites; Preceptor for Merrimack College
● Developed Brown University Student Worker Program for Sports Medicine
● Responsible for hiring 11 new FTE staff athletic trainer positions (2021-2022)

Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine Aug 2015 - Aug 2019
United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, NCAA Division I
Primary Sport Responsibility - Football, Assistant Athletic Trainer
● Provide medical care and treatment plans for the Navy football team year round
● Collaborate with the strength and conditioning staff on injury modifications and transitional rehabilitation
● Design and implement off-season rehabilitation programs for non-operative and post-operative treatment

Secondary Sport Responsibilities
● Men’s/Women’s Rowing Programs Aug 2018 - Aug 2019
● Men’s Basketball Jan 2018 - May 2018
● Wrestling Aug 2015 - July 2017
● Men’s/Women’s Swim and Dive Programs Aug 2015 - July 2017
Supervisory Responsibilities
● Provide direct mentorship and support to intern athletic trainers
● Organize and manage medical coverage when hosting championship events
● Assist with the development, planning, and purchasing for a new rehabilitation facility

Budget Center Director
● Manage and organize the inventory and supply needs of nine athletic training facilities
● Work directly with vendors to compile bids and conduct in-services on new products
● Input bids into an online system, and work with the athletic department business office for all approval needs
● Manage all monetary needs of the sports medicine department including, but not limited to:
Professional development of staff, membership and licensure dues/fees, repair and maintenance concerns

Athletic Training Internship Coordinator
● Responsible for all aspects of hiring and developing the internship program
● Developed and implemented a mentorship program between full-time staff members and interns
● Created a monthly Education Series on various topics in sports medicine
● Schedule speakers with multiple specialties and experience in each topic covered in the Education Series

Director, Sports Medicine (Staff Athletic Trainer) Nov 2014 - Aug 2015
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, NCAA Division I
Primary Sport Responsibility - Women’s Basketball, Head Athletic Trainer
● Responsible for all medical operations and treatment plans for the women’s basketball team
● Supervised and educated undergraduate student aides

Secondary Sport Responsibilities
● Men’s/Women’s Tennis Programs - assisted with competition and practice coverage as needed
● Directly supervised graduate assistant athletic trainer assigned to tennis
Graduate Assistant Sports Medicine Program Coordinator
● Recruited, interviewed, and hired graduate assistant (GA) athletic trainers
● Worked directly with the graduate school to ensure admission requirements were met for GA candidates
● Involved in the development of the Master’s level sports medicine class curriculum

Assistant Athletic Trainer Aug 2011 - Nov 2014
Brown University, Providence, RI, NCAA Division I

Primary Sport Responsibility - Women’s Basketball and Field Hockey, Head Athletic Trainer
● Provided in-season and off-season medical care for women’s basketball and field hockey teams (including travel)
Secondary Sport Responsibilities
● Men’s/Women’s Tennis Programs
● Men’s/Women’s Fencing Programs
Professional Development and Other Duties as Assigned:
● Approved Clinical Instructor and Staff In-Service Presenter
● Observed orthopedic surgeries with Chief Division of Sports Medicine & Fellowship Director (Dr. Paul Fadale)

● Boston Marathon Medical Staff Volunteer April 2022
● Falmouth Road Race Medical Staff Volunteer August 2021
● Collegiate Athletic Trainer Symposium Speaker; Las Vegas, NV May 16, 2019
‘Exertional Collapse Associated with Sickle Cell Trait (ECAST) in a Division 1 Collegiate Football Player Attending a
Military Academy’
● Project Medishare Volunteer: Central Plateau of Haiti: June 2014
Worked as an athletic trainer to evaluate and treat Haitians
Collaborated with other healthcare professionals in clinics and mobile clinics

● NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer; Certification #2000000436
● National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians; EMT Registry #E3732409
● National Athletic Trainer’s Association; Membership #25941
● Current NATA Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine - Division 1 Ivy League Representative
● Collegiate Athletic Trainer’s Society; Membership #50059005
● Licensed Athletic Trainer in Rhode Island, #AT00312
● NPI # 1346978780
● CPR/AED certified for Professional Rescuer; ARC #013LB9A (active) ; AHA recertification date 3.24.2023
● NASM-PES, Certification #1476242
● POSE Certified Technique Specialist –Level 1-Romanov Academy of Sports Science #Gr5kp8L09U
● Dry Needling Level 1, Certified by Intricate Art Spine & Body
● Blood Flow Restriction, Kaatsu Trained

● Dave Zucconi Brown Pride Award at the 2021 Brown Football Banquet 2021
For loyalty, support, service and faith in Brown Football
● Physical Mission Distinguished Athletic Leadership Award Nominee for Staff 2017-2018
Acknowledges contributions towards the advancement of the Naval Academy Athletic Association

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