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David Klossner
Position: Associate Athletics Director/Sports Performance
Experience: 1st Year
Email: klossner@umd.edu

David Klossner joined the University of Maryland athletics department as the Associate Athletic Director/Sports Performance in September 2013 after spending the past 10 years with the NCAA as Director of the NCAA Sport Science Institute.

Klossner will lead Maryland’s sports medicine and strength and conditioning programs, as well as oversee all programs implemented by the department’s nutritionist. 

Klossner serves as a National Office liaison to the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports, the Association-wide committee charged with providing leadership on health and safety issues for the organization’s members. 


In addition to his work with the NCAA, Klossner also represents the NCAA to committees for the National Federation of State High School Associations, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, US Lacrosse, USA Baseball, and as a board member for National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE).  Klossner frequently presents on health and safety topics relevant to NCAA policy at national organization meetings, NCAA member conferences and meetings related to sports medicine.

Prior to the NCAA, Klossner was a faculty member at DePauw and South Florida while holding administrative duties as the Director of Athletic Training Education for both institutions. He has worked clinically as a certified athletic trainer providing athlete health care to high school, collegiate and professional athletes.  He also served as an athletic trainer for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

Klossner received his bachelor and master of science degrees at Indiana and his Ph.D from Ohio.  

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