Brad Kimble, MEd, LAT, ATC, CES, PES, is in his first year as Head Football Athletic Trainer at Rice University. He is responsible for overseeing the football program and all aspects of the sports medicine operations in the Brian Patterson Sports Performance Center.
Kimble came to Rice after serving as an assistant athletic trainer at Syracuse University for the last six years working primarily as the lead assistant for the Orange football program. While at Syracuse, the Orange played in two bowl games and won the 2012 Big East Championship. In addition to his time with football, he also coordinated the care of the women's field hockey and men's soccer programs during the 2016 - 2017 school year. His duties also included the implementation of Functional Movement Screening in multiple sports and coordinating corrective exercise programming.
Prior to his time at Syracuse, Kimble served as the associate athletic trainer at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio from 2006 - 2011. At Baldwin Wallace, Kimble served as the head athletic trainer for the football, men's basketball and tennis programs and worked as a clinical instructor in the athletic training education program. Kimble has an extensive background in sports medicine, including stints as a training camp intern with the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets. In addition to his experience in the NFL, he completed internships in minor league hockey in the American Hockey League with the Cleveland Barons and in minor league baseball with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, a short-season affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.
A native of Columbiana, Ohio, Kimble earned his bachelor's degree in athletic training and fitness management from Baldwin Wallace in 2003. After graduation, Kimble served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the Cleveland Clinic working as an outreach athletic trainer at Mentor High School and John Carroll University while also completing his master's degree in exercise science at Cleveland State University in 2006.
Kimble is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and the College Athletic Trainers Society. He has been a guest lecturer at Baldwin Wallace and has presented at the College Athletic Trainers Society Spring Symposium and the ACC Sports Medicine Association Spring Symposium. In addition to holding certification in athletic training, Kimble is also a certified National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES). He also holds certification in Functional Movement Screening (FMS) and Sound-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM). His special interests include injury prevention strategies, exercise recovery and performance therapy and rehabilitation.
Brad resides in Houston and is engaged to be married to his fiancé, Faith early next year.