Virginia Tech Athletics Department
Hahn Hurst Basketball Practice Facility
605 Washington St., SW
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Sports Medicine/Athletic Training
Ernest Eugene enters his first season as the Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine at Virginia Tech. He arrives in Blacksburg following six seasons as the athletic trainer for the Marquette men’s basketball program, promoted to Director of Sports Medicine his final year.
Prior to joining the Golden Eagles, Eugene spent five seasons as the Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. With the Wizards, his duties included prevention/rehabilitation of athletic injuries, travel administration and injury tracking. Prior to joining the NBA ranks, Eugene served as a seasonal intern athletic trainer with the Washington Redskins in 2003.
The Washington, D.C. native earned his Master’s Degree in Allied Health Management from The Ohio State University where he also served as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer (2001-2003).
Certified as an Athletic Trainer (ATC), Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and in Graston Techniques, Eugene is also an active member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association and National Academy of Sports Medicine. In addition, Eugene serves as a board member with the Council on Revenue (COR) of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Eugene graduated from The George Washington University in 2000, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Athletic Training.
Eugene and the former Jackie Jovel married in August of 2005 and the couple are proud parents of sons Jayden (5) and Mason (1).