Assistant Athletic Trainer
Sam Zuege is in his fifth year with the University of Louisville, second as an assistant athletic trainer.
Zuege served as the graduate assistant athletic trainer for the U of L football team from May of 2009 until he was promoted to interim assistant athletic trainer in February of 2011, while he earned his Master of Science degree in sports administration. In May of 2011, he was promoted to a full-time position with the Sports Medicine Department and assigned to football.
Currently, Zuege supervises the athletic training student assistant program for the Schnellenberger Football Complex Training Room. He also directs the annual Louisville Sports Medicine Camp, which is held each summer in partnership with the Sports Medicine Department for U of L Athletics. Additionally, Zuege serves as a lecturer in the Department of Health and Sports Science at the U of L.
Zuege is a 2009 graduate of Purdue, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training. While at Purdue, Zuege worked with the Boilermaker football, wrestling and cheerleading teams. He spent the summer of 2008 working as an athletic training intern for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Presently, Zuege serves as on the National Athletic Trainers' Associations Young Professional Committee. He has served as a board member for the Indiana Athletic Trainers Association and the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association. Zuege is a member of the Kentucky Athletic Trainers Society, Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association as well as the National Athletic Trainers Association. He is BOC certified and licensed to practice in Kentucky. He is also a Certified Healthcare Provider for CPR and AED by the American Heart Association.
A native of West Lafayette, Ind., Zuege is married to the former Candace Grider and reside in Louisville.