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Jon Michelini
Jon Michelini

Baseball Athletic Trainer – Third Season at Florida

Jon Michelini is in his third season as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Gator baseball program and is responsible for the prevention, care and rehabilitation of injuries. He also oversees the management of the baseball and softball athletic training facilities.

Michelini joined Florida’s athletic training staff in January 2014 and helped the Gators to their third Southeastern Conference Championship in the past five years that season. Last spring, UF claimed the SEC Tournament and swept through the Regional and Super Regionals held at McKethan Stadium before finishing tied for the third at the NCAA College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. While at LSU beginning in the fall of 2010, he worked with the Tigers’ baseball program and had secondary responsibilities overseeing men’s golf and cheerleading.

Michelini went to Baton Rouge after spending three years at Auburn as the certified trainer for baseball. Before his time on the Plains, Michelini spent three years at Stetson as an assistant athletic trainer, working primarily with men’s soccer and baseball.

Prior to joining Stetson, Michelini served as a certified graduate assistant at South Alabama, working with track & field, cross country and baseball. He earned his master’s degree in exercise science from South Alabama in 2004.

Michelini received his bachelor’s of science in exercise and sport sciences from the University of Florida in 2001. In his first stint in Gainesville, he worked with the Gators’ baseball team under head coach Andy Lopez.

Michelini also interned with HealthSouth, Buchholz High School, Hampton Oaks Sports Medicine Center and Gaither High School.

A native of Oradell, N.J., he is married to the former Heather Quicke of Perry, Fla. The couple has two children, a daughter, Lillian, and a son, Hamilton.

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