Meet Daniel Gilfeather .
Name: Daniel Gilfeather
Undergraduate Degree: Southern Connecticut State University ’16, Bachelor of Science: Athletic Training
Graduate Degree: University of Toledo ’18, Masters of Science: Exercise Science with a Concentration in Athletic Training
Hometown: Kingston, NY
Job: Athletic Training
Working at FSU since: October 2019
What was your first job?
Resident Athletic Trainer: Boston University
-Primary Sport Coverage: Varsity Men’s Lacrosse, Club Women’s Rugby
How did you get your start in Campus Recreation?
Well first, my father is the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation for my hometown so I’ve been around the recreation culture my entire life. In undergrad, I worked for our campus recreation department as an official and as a first aid provider.
What do you do for fun?
I enjoy playing golf (I have even started to play disc golf as well recently). I really enjoy anything sports related as well as going to the beach!
Who do you admire and why?
My late grandfather. He was the kindest, most patient man I have ever met
What’s your favorite place to grab a meal in Tallahassee?
Little Masa (every Friday) & Waffle House (every Sunday at 10am)
What do you do?
I am the Assistant Director of Athletic Training Services for Campus Recreation. I oversee a staff of 4 graduate assistant athletic trainers and as a team, we provide athletic training services for our IM and Club Sport teams.
What does an average day look like?
I start off my day going through emails, attending meetings etc. I usually am able to get a workout in during the day of after work (love me some F45). I also have hours in our PT/AT clinic where I see patients for initial evaluations or formal rehab sessions.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Developing my staff to become better clinicians, professionals, and people!
What advice would you give yourself in college?
If your presence doesn’t make an impact, your absence won’t make a difference