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Andrew Baker is in his third season as an athletic trainer at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program. He will primarily serve the U.S. National Under-18 Team in 2013-14.
Last season, Baker was a part of the U.S. National Under-17 Team staff that claimed first place at the 2012 Four Nations Tournament. He also served behind the bench as Team USA claimed third place at the 2013 World Under-17 Challenge.
Previously, Baker was a part of the U.S. National Under-18 Team staff that claimed gold at the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s Under-18 World Championship in Brno, Czech Republic.
Baker came to the NTDP after spending seven years (2004-11) as an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Virginia. While with the Cavaliers, he worked with the football team for six years after working with the women’s basketball program for four seasons. Baker served as a liaison to the NCAA Datalys Injury Surveillance System and was an administrator for the Headminder Concussion Resolution Index program during his time with Virginia as well.
Prior to arriving at Virginia, Baker served as the head athletic trainer at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire from 2002-04, where he also was a lecturer for three years in the athletic training education program. Before that stint, he was an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Michigan (2000-02).
Baker, a native of Menomonie, Wis., earned his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse in 1995 and his master’s of education in athletic training from Virginia in 1996. Baker is also a Certified Kinesio-Taping Practitioner (CKTP) and Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES).