Virginia Tech Athletics Department
Hahn Hurst Basketball Practice Facility
605 Washington St., SW
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Sports Medicine/Athletic Training
Responsibilities: Ernest is the primary athletic trainer for the Men’s Basketball team
Joined VT Athletics Staff: 2014
At Virginia Tech: Ernest Eugene is in his third season as the assistant athletics director for sports medicine at Virginia Tech. He came to Virginia Tech in the Spring of 2014 following six seasons as the athletic trainer for the Marquette men’s basketball program, where he was promoted to director of sports medicine his final year.
Prior to Virginia Tech: 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.
Education: 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. Additionally, Eugene is currently pursuing a Doctorate Degree (EdD.) in Global Sport Leadership. Eugene graduated from George Washington University in 2000, where he earned a bachelor of science in exercise science with a concentration in athletic training.
Personal: Eugene and his wife Jackie married in August of 2005 and the couple are proud parents of sons; Jayden (7) and Mason (3) and daughter Harper (1).