Carole Banda, Director of Olympic Sports Medicine, is in her 13th season at UofL. Based at the Cardinal Park athletic training facility, she is responsible for daily sports medicine operation for 21 of UofL's sports.
Supervising two associate and seven assistant athletic trainers, Banda has travel responsibilities with field hockey. She has coordinated sports medicine coverage for conference championships in men's basketball, tennis, field hockey and track and field along with the NCAA Field Hockey National Championship.
Banda joined UofL in 2000 as the associate director of sports medicine. She was the associate athletic trainer from 1997 to 2000 at the University of Notre Dame after spending six years as the assistant athletic trainer. As the associate, she supervised seven assistant athletic trainers, coordinated volunteer student athletic trainer program and traveled with football and women's lacrosse.
Prior to her stint with the Fighting Irish, she served as assistant athletic trainer at Morehead State from 1986-1991 where she had teaching responsibilities and coordinated pre-season physicals. She began her athletic training at Eastern Illinois as the assistant athletic trainer and administrative assistant after spending a year as a graduate assistant.
She was a member of the Indiana Athletic Trainers Association and is currently a member of the Kentucky Athletic Trainers' Society. She is a NATA certified trainer with CPR certification.
A 1984 graduate of West Virginia University, with a bachelors of science in secondary education, she earned a master's in health, physical education and recreation in 1985 from Eastern Illinois.