(Photo of Fred Hina: University of Louisville Athletics)
Press Release from the University of Louisville:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Fred Hina, who has served as Head Men’s Athletic Trainer for the University of Louisville males’s basketball workforce for the final 20 years and the final eight as Director of Sports Medicine for the Cardinals, has introduced his retirement efficient the top of June.
“Congratulations to Fred on a spectacular career,” mentioned UofL Head Men’s Basketball Coach Chris Mack. “We are certainly going to miss him on a daily basis. What he did for student-athletes and the men’s basketball program cannot be understated. He is a die-hard Cardinal and has given every ounce of his being to this place. Our players will miss his care, his knowledge but most importantly his friendship. Thanks to Fred for everything.”
Hina (pronounced HEE-nuh) managed all the UofL Athletics sports activities drugs division for a number of years and presently assists Senior Director of Sports Medicine Matt Summers in that oversight.
Since becoming a member of UofL in May 2001, Hina has been part of profitable males’s basketball groups every season, because the Cardinals achieved a 495-185 document on the courtroom (.728) with a number of NCAA appearances and convention titles during the last 20 years.
Prior to his arrival at UofL, he spent 15 years as an athletic coach within the New York Mets group, together with the final seven years as head athletic coach for the most important league workforce in New York.
The Mets reached two league championship collection whereas Hina was with the Mets. The Mets misplaced in six video games within the National League Championship Series in 1999 earlier than advancing to the World Series the next yr, falling in 5 video games to the New York Yankees within the 2000 “Subway Series.”
Hina was honored because the minor league coach of the yr in 1994. He was the National League coaching consultant to the Triple-A All-Star recreation in 1994 and was the coach for the Florida State League All-Star recreation in 1989.
He is a 1987 graduate of Western Kentucky with a level in well being care administration and a 2004 graduate of the University of Alabama with a Master’s of Arts Degree in well being research.
Hina is a licensed member of the National Athletic Trainers Association in addition to the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He and his spouse Gina have three sons: Jared, Justin and Jacob.
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