Brad Floy is in his ninth season as the University of Iowa men’s basketball athletic trainer.
Since returning to his alma mater, Floy has been on staff of six Hawkeye teams that have qualified for postseason competition, including NCAA Tournaments in four of the last six completed seasons. Iowa’s 2019-20 squad, which finished the regular season with 20 wins and nationally-ranked, certainly would have competed in the NCAA Tournament if not for the cancellation of the postseason due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Iowa is one of just three teams to finish in the upper half of the Big Ten standings at least seven of the last eight seasons (Michigan State and Wisconsin). The Hawkeyes won at least one game in postseason tournaments five of the last seven completed seasons, including NCAA Tournament wins over Davidson (2016), Temple (2017), and Cincinnati (2019), and reaching the NIT championship game in 2013.
Prior to being named to this position, Floy served as Assistant Athletic Trainer and Lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology at Fresno State from 2008-12. He was responsible for the care and prevention of injuries as they relate to the Bulldog men’s basketball and tennis programs.
Floy spent the previous six years as a graduate assistant with the Hawkeye men’s basketball team while earning his Bachelor’s of Science (’02)and Master’s of Science (’04). He also earned his Ph. D. in exercise science from Iowa in 2012. During Floy’s tenure, the Hawkeyes achieved excellence at the highest level as regular postseason contenders. In 2006, the Hawkeyes won the Big Ten Tournament championship and earned a number-three seed in the NCAA Tournament. As a No. 10 seed, Iowa also made the NCAA Tournament in 2005, after going to three straight postseason NIT tournaments from 2002-04.
In addition, he serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health and Human Physiology. He specializes in lower extremity injuries, biomechanics and motor control of walking. He currently serves as Past-President of the Iowa Athletic Trainers’ Society and sits on the NATA State Association Advisory Committee. Floy is a member of IATS, MAATA, NATA, and CATS. He holds certifications in CES, ART, Graston Technique, FMS-II, CPR/AED Instructor, and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. Floy was named the 2014 Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Iowa Athletic Trainers’ Society (IATS), the 2020 Dan Foster Clinical Supervisor Award, and the 2020 NATA Lifesaver Award.
A native of Clear Lake, Iowa, the 40-year-old Floy is married to Erin Floy, who works as a physical therapist.