Associate AD/Health & Performance, Colorado (Co-Chair)

Miguel Rueda is in 12th year in the CU athletic department, his third as the associate athletic director for health and performance, as he was promoted to the position in February 2015.  Also the head athletic trainer, he previously had served nine-plus years solely in that role after he was hired on August 1, 2006, just days ahead of football camp.

Rueda, 45, is the second-longest tenured trainer in CU’s athletic history now in his 11th year in that capacity, behind only a 14-year run by Dave Burton, who held the position from 1985-99; one other had served in the role for eight years, and three others for seven.  In his enhanced role, he oversees the entire training staff as well as serves as the school’s liaison with the CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center, housed in the athletic department’s brand new Champions Center.  He also oversees the strength and conditioning and sports nutrition areas as well as CU’s sports psychologist and works closely with campus on research initiatives.

He is also CU’s institutional representative for the Pac-12’s student health conference, and in that role, he organizes the annual meeting for all sports medicine officials from each league school.