PHILADELPHIA – David Borchardt
has joined the Temple Athletics staff as the associate director of athletic training, starting in August of 2013. Borchardt comes to Temple from the University of Southern California where he was an assistant athletic trainer for eight years, most recently in charge of working with the men's basketball and women's rowing teams.
“I'm pleased to have a person of David's experience and expertise join the Temple Sports Medicine Staff,” said Director of Athletic Training Al Bellamy
. “He will help provide the professionalism and quality of care we are looking for when it comes to servicing our student-athletes at Temple.”
During his tenure at USC, Borchardt also worked with the men's and women's track & field teams, women's cross country, football and men's water polo. During his summers he took on the added responsibility of working at Gatorade Summer Sports Camps, working with campers aged 4-18.
“I am excited to be joining the Temple sports medicine department,” said Borchardt. “I truly believe that I am joining TU athletics at a time of significant growth, and I look forward to being a part of its continued success.”
Prior to joining the USC staff, Borchardt worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Wichita State with oversight responsibilities of the men's and women's track and field and cross country teams.
Borchardt received his bachelor's degree in exercise science from the University of Iowa in 2002, where he also served as a student athletic trainer. He went on to earn his master's degree in exercise science from Wichita State University in 2005. He has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 2002, and is currently a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association.
Originally from Prairie City, Iowa, Borchardt and his fiancé, Lauren, are engaged to be married in the spring/summer of 2014.