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Andrew Baker is in his second season at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program and will serve primarily as the athletic trainer for the Under-17 Team during the 2012-13 season.
Last season, Baker was a part of the U.S. National Under-18 Team staff as Team USA claimed gold at the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Under-18 Championship.
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 also 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. Andy is also a Certified Kinesio-Taping Practitioner (CKTP) and Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES).