Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine Brian Wiese joined Central Michigan University in May, 2016, and was promoted to his current position on July 3, 2017.
Wiese, who serves as the head athletic trainer for the Chippewa football program, is CMU’s first assistant athletic director for sports medicine and in that capacity oversees a staff of 12 certified and licensed athletic trainers providing care to Chippewa varsity teams.
Wiese works alongside Dr. Matthew Jackson, medical director and head team physician, to coordinate and develop resources to improve student-athlete healthcare.
Before joining CMU, Wiese served as an assistant athletic trainer at East Carolina University, where he worked with the football program coordinating rehabilitations while mentoring graduate assistants and undergraduate athletic training students.
Wiese, a native of Wilmington, N.C., earned his bachelor’s degree from Hope College in Holland, Mich. and his Master of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Kentucky. At Kentucky, Wiese earned the Bill Knightley “Assist” Award, which goes to the athletic department’s support staff member of the year. His master’s thesis was published in the Journal of Athletic Training & Sport Healthcare in 2014.
At Hope, Wiese earned the Lawrence “Doc” Green Award for the most outstanding senior athletic training student as well as the Human Kinetics Book Award for the most outstanding junior athletic training student. Wiese served as an intern in 2009 and 2010 with the New York Giants of the NFL.
Wiese is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association, and Michigan Athletic Trainers Association. He is a Certified Athletic Trainer and a licensed athletic trainer in the state of Michigan.