Valley native Jose Uriarte is head trainer at ASU
“We are very excited for Jose to step into this role and lead our Athletic Training Department,” said Smith. “He brings a lot of knowledge and experience in the area and prioritizes student athlete health and safety.”
Uriarte joined the Grizzlies on Aug. 1 after a four-year stint as the head athletic trainer and teacher at Alamosa High School. He was responsible for teaching high school students the introduction of the sports medicine profession which includes care and prevention of athletic injuries, emergency care, modalities and taping techniques.
“I am pleased and honored to accept the position as head athletic trainer at Adams State University and work with the sports medicine team to create a strong and safe environment for our student-athletes,” said Uriarte. “I want to thank Katelyn Smith and the search committee for giving me this opportunity to be a part of the Grizzly family. I would also like to thank SLV Health as well as Alamosa School District for the memories and friendship I have made along the way. I am excited to be a part of Adams State athletics and look forward to seeing our athletes succeed.”
A graduate of Antonito High School, Uriarte earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training from Colorado State University Pueblo and a Masters of Coaching from Adams State. After working with the ThunderWolves as a student assistant, Uriarte went on and worked at West Mesa High School where he was the head athletic trainer and then moved on to St. Catherine Hospital where he was an outreach athletic trainer.