Federici Named Director of Athletic Training Services

Aug. 9, 2004

Paul Federici, head athletic trainer for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks for the past five years, has been named Director of Athletic Training Services at the University of Iowa. Athletic Training Services is a component of the UI Sports Medicine program.

In his new position, Federici will serve as the head athletic trainer for Iowa football, while Ed Crowley has joined the staff of the UI Department of Rehabilitation Therapies. The position announcements were made Friday by Dr. Ned Amendola, Director of Iowa’s Sports Medicine Center.

Prior to joining the Seahawks in January, 1999, Federici was the Head Athletic Trainer at Vanderbilt University from 1994-99.

As an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Vanderbilt from 1987-1993, Federici worked with football, baseball, men’s basketball and men’s and women’s golf teams. He was named Head Athletic Trainer for the Commodores in 1994, and was recognized as the College Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society that year.

“At UI Sports Medicine, our aim is to ensure that our student-athletes enjoy their time participating in sporting activities, primarily by injury prevention, and secondarily by providing the best possible care when they are injured, allowing safe return to play and activity,” said Amendola. “Paul brings a wealth of experience at every level of competition that will benefit our athletes in the various sports. In addition, his leadership skills and enthusiasm will also build on a strong tradition in athletic training here at Iowa.”

Federici earned his B.S. degree in Health Education from Penn State University in 1985 and his M.Ed. in Health Promotion/Education from Vanderbilt in 1991.

Crowley joined the Iowa Athletic Department staff in 1973 after serving one-year stints as the assistant athletic trainer at Purdue (1972-73) and Iowa (1971-72), and two years (1969-71) at West Point Military Academy.

Crowley in 1997 received The Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award for major contributions to the National Athletic Training Association.

Crowley earned a B.S. degree from Purdue in 1967 and his physical therapy degree from Iowa in 1968. He lettered in football and was a member of the 1967 Rose Bowl championship team.

“Ed’s position change will assist our efforts to support and further develop the UIHC Sports Medicine program,” said Amendola. “Ed has extensive experience as an athletic trainer. We believe he will be of great value in this regard. He will work in conjunction with the medical and professional staff of the Department of Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Therapies in providing services to patients.”