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Dave Polanski
  Dave Polanski

Head Athletic Trainer

Dave Polanski came to The University of Tulsa as head athletic trainer in 1999 and currently serves as the school's Assistant Athletics Director for Student Health and Performance, a position he has held since 2007.

Polanski is responsible for the Student-Athlete Performance Center at Tulsa, including overseeing the sports medicine and strength & conditioning departments. He organizes the medical coverage of 18 intercollegiate sports and serves as the head athletic trainer for football.

Before coming to Tulsa, Polanski spent five years at UCLA where he began as an assistant trainer for the football program, and spent one year handing all medical aspects for the men's basketball team. Previously, he served one year (1993-94) as the athletic trainer for basketball, women's lacrosse and men's soccer at William & Mary College.

Prior to that, he was the head athletic trainer at St. Andrew's Presbyterian College of the NAIA where he spent the 1992-93 season.

Polanski received his bachelor's degree in athletic training from Purdue in 1990, and his master's degree in athletic training for Arizona in 1992.

He and his wife, Krista, have two daughters: Aileen and Naomi.

Dave Polanski, MS, ATC, LAT
Head Athletic Trainer
Responsible for the following sports: Football, Men's and Women's Golf
Came to Tulsa in August 1999

Education: Master of Science: Arizona '92 (Athletic Training) Bachelor of Arts: Purdue '90 (Athletic Training; Movement and Sports Sciences)

Experience: Head Athletic Trainer, St. Andrews College, 1992-93 Assistant Athletic Trainer, William & Mary, 1993-94 Assistant Athletic Trainer, UCLA, 1994-99 Head Athletic Trainer, Tulsa, 1999-present