Sport Coverage: Football, Wrestling
Brian Downs arrived at Kent State as a graduate assistant athletic trainer in 2011. Downs, who is pursuing a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology with a concentration in athletic training, works with Kent State's football and wrestling teams.
Prior to his arrival at Kent State, Downs earned his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and Bachelor of Science in Wellness & Corporate Fitness at Defiance College. While at Defiance, Downs worked with football, men's basketball, softball and track & field. Last summer, Downs had an internship with the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer.
Downs is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, while also holding memberships with the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association and the Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association. He is certified in CPR/First Aid/AED.