7th season at Texas
Fred Burnett begins his seventh season as the athletic trainer for the men's basketball program at The University of Texas.
Prior to coming to Texas, the 34-year-old Burnett spent three years (1999-2002) as an assistant athletic trainer at Auburn University. He served as the primary athletic trainer for women's basketball. Burnett also managed the Olympic Sports athletic training facility and coordinated the recruitment of undergraduate and graduate student athletic trainers.
He earned his bachelor's of science degree in physical education and exercise science from Michigan State University in December of 1996. Burnett served four years as a student athletic trainer at Michigan State, assisting in the medical care of student-athletes for football, men's basketball, baseball and men's and women's golf during his first three years. He was directly responsible for the daily medical care for men's track and field and cross country in 1995 and men's soccer in the fall of 1996.
Burnett also served a three-month internship with the Philadelphia Eagles in the summer of 1996. He earned a master of education degree in administration of higher education from Auburn in June of 1999.
In the summer of 2007, Burnett was the athletic trainer for USA Archery during the Outdoor Archery World Championships in Leipzig, Germany. He also served as the athletic trainer for USA Archery this past summer, assisting in the team's preparation for the 2008 Olympics at World Cup events held in both France and Turkey.
A native of Centreville, Mich., Burnett is a nationally certified athletic trainer (ATC). He and his wife, Courtney, reside with their son, Liam Henry (born August 25, 2008), in Austin.