Director Of Sports Medicine
Doug Boersma was named director of sports medicine in 2012. He started Feb. 15 and ultimately will assume the position currently held by Denny Miller, who is retiring June 30.
A 1997 Purdue graduate, Boersma returns to his alma mater to lead one of the most respected athletic training/sports medicine programs in the country. He has spent the last eight and a half years in a similar role at Bowling Green State, following stints at Kentucky and Notre Dame. As director of sports medicine, Boersma will oversee the medical treatment, rehabilitation and pre-hab for all 18 varsity teams as well as the areas of sports performance, nutrition and sports psychology.
At Bowling Green State, Boersma served as head athletic trainer for football since 2003, director of sports medicine since 2005 and as assistant athletics director for sports performance since 2010. He also served as education coordinator for the Mid-American Conference Sports Medicine Association and as a part-time faculty member in the school of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies at BGSU.
Boersma aided in the design and development of two state-of-the-art sports medicine facilities in Bowling Green, Ohio - the Sebo Athletic Center and the Stroh Center.
A certified member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, Boersma entered the professional ranks after completing his bachelor's degree in athletic training at Purdue in 1997. He completed his master's of science in health promotion at Kentucky in 1999, following a two-year graduate assistantship. He then spent four years at Notre Dame before accepting the top job at Bowling Green State.
During his tenure with the Fighting Irish, Boersma designed a custom-made, online injury tracking system, which was constructed by a technology company in South Bend, Ind. He then implemented and managed that system, Shamrock Net Design, at both Notre Dame and Bowling Green State.
Throughout his athletic training career, Boersma has worked with a variety of sports. At BGSU, he has worked directly with the football team and men's and women's golf teams. At Notre Dame, he worked closely with the football program, while directly overseeing the athletic training needs of the men's ice hockey, men's soccer and lacrosse programs. At Kentucky, Boersma tended to the football and women's gymnastics programs. In his stint as a student athletic trainer at Purdue, he worked with the baseball, men's basketball, football and women's tennis teams.
Boersma twice been recognized twice by BGSU for his commitment to the athletics department and university as a whole. In 2008, he received the athletic department's inaugural Roll Along Award, which is issued to individuals who truly understand and live the theme of "18 sports - 1 team." In 2010, he was recognized by the university's Division of Student Affairs with the Outstanding Administrative Staff Award, which is given to staff members for excellence in collaboration, professional performance, cooperation and the spirit of working together for a common purpose or goal.
A native of Highland, Ind., Boersma (born Oct. 13, 1974) and his wife, Cari (also a Purdue graduate), have three daughters: McKenna, Ashlyn and Kayden.