Head Football Athletic Trainer
Dave Kerns has served as head football athletic trainer, overseeing the day-to-day care of the Mountaineer football team since he arrived in Morgantown in 1994.
His responsibilities include keeping the WVU football players ready to practice and play in games, as well as working within the acclaimed athletic training curriculum in the WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences.
Prior to coming to WVU, Kerns spent seven years at Ohio U., working with the football team and teaching in the athletic training curriculum. Before that, he worked as a graduate assistant with the Bobcat men’s basketball team.
During his 27-year career as a certified athletic trainer, Kerns has had presentations at the state and district levels and participated in numerous BOC certification exams. He has served on various NATA committees.
A native of Harrisburg, Pa., Kerns earned his bachelor's degree from Penn State in 1983 and his master's degree from Ohio U. in 1987.
He and his wife, Kelly, reside in Morgantown.