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Andrew Baker is in his fourth season as an athletic trainer at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program. He will primarily serve the U.S. National Under-17 Team in 2014-15.
Last season, Baker was part of the U.S. National Under-18 Team that won the gold medal at the International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s Under-18 World Championship, as well as the 2014 Five Nations Tournament.
Baker also worked with the gold medal-winning 2012 U.S. National Under-18 Team at the IIHF Men’s Under-18 World Championship, and was part of the U.S. National Under-17 Team that claimed first place at the 2012 Four Nations Tournament and third place at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
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 and spent four seasons with the women’s basketball program. 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 at Virginia.
Prior to arriving in 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 year 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).