Dr. Ken Wright is a Professor and Director, Sport Business Management at The University of Alabama. He received his Doctor of Arts from Middle Tennessee State University, Masters of Science from Syracuse University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Kentucky University. He has served as Head Athletic Trainer at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Morehead State University, and Assistant Athletic Trainer at Ohio University. Additionally, he was selected as Outstanding Alumnus at Eastern Kentucky University in 2001, and he received the Academic Excellence Award from The University of Alabama.
From 1990 to 2012, he served as a Doping Control Officer, including working at three Olympic Games (London, Vancouver, and Salt Lake City). Wright has been involved with the United States Olympic Committee as an athletic trainer, educator, and invited presenter at numerous sports medicine and sport management meetings in China, Japan, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the U.S.
From the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Wright received the 2014 NATA Hall of Fame Award, Sayers “Bud” Miller Distinguished Educator of the Year Award in 2000, Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 2006, and Athletic Trainer Service Award in 1996. He has numerous publications to his credit including a series of thirteen videos (Sports Medicine Evaluation and Sports Medicine Taping), a computer assisted instructional program (Sports Injuries), and three textbooks (Basic Athletic Training; The Comprehensive Manual of Taping & Wrapping Techniques; and Orthopaedic Immobilization Techniques, A Step-by-Step Guide for Casting and Splinting). He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Athletic Training, Physical Therapy in Sport, and Sports Medicine Update. In addition, he has contributed to athletic training education accreditation visits and served on various USADA, USOC, and NATA committees.