John Streif serves as the travel coordinator at the University of Iowa.
Streif served as the team’s assistant athletic traniner for 40 years before focusing solely on the team’s travel arrangements beginnining in 2012. He joined the training staff in 1972 and assumed the position of travel coordinator in 1980. Streif also serves as a member of Iowa’s Athlete Assistance Program.
A native of Manchester, Iowa, Streif joined the Iowa staff after serving as assistant athletic trainer at West Point Military Academy from 1970-72. Streif also served three summers as assistant athletic trainer at the Detroit Lions preseason camps.
Streif was recognized in June, 2001 with the Athletic Training Service award and in 2000 received his 25-years of Service award. He received the Hall of Honor Award from the Iowa Athletic Trainers Society in 2008.
Streif was honored in May, 2010 with the first PRO-CATS Quality of Life Award, presented by the College Athletic Trainers Society at the annual national convention.
Streif received the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Recognition Award in January, 2007 and the David J. Skorton Staff Excellence Award for Public Service in July, 2006. John also received the 2009 Honorable Mention Award: Educator of Character, from Character Counts in Iowa.
Former Iowa basketball letterman Ronnie Lester donated $100,000 to the UI Foundation to support the Carver-Hawkeye Arena Enhancements Campaign. Lester has requested to have the athletic training facilities within the renovated Carver-Hawkeye Arena named in honor of John Streif.
Streif was honored in 1994 with the development of the John Streif Endowed Scholarship, a scholarship that was established by former Iowa basketball players. The 1997 Iowa basketball team voted Streif co-winner of the annual Chris Street Award.
Coach Kirk Ferentz and the Hawkeye football team presented Streif with the game ball following Iowa’s 19-16 win over Texas Tech in the 2001 Alamo Bowl. He was also presented the Bump Elliott Appreciation Award by the 2003 Hawkeye football team.
Streif served as the men’s basketball trainer at the 1987 Pan American Games and has served in numerous USOC athletic training assignments.
Streif traveled to Europe during the summer of 1993 and South America in 1994 with the Big Ten men’s basketball all-star teams. In addition, John has coordinated several overseas tours for the Iowa basketball program and hosted overseas alumni tours for the University of Iowa Alumni Association.
He served as travel coordinator and trainer for the People-to-People Sports basketball team, which toured overseas in 1995 and 1996, and in 1997 he assisted a team of current and former Iowa basketball players on a six-game overseas tour.
John holds certification from the National Athletic Trainers Association, Inc. and is a member of the Iowa Athletic Trainers Society and the College Athletic Trainers Society.
Streif earned his bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation from Iowa in 1970.