UD Health, Well Being, and Sport Performance BIO
 Eric Laudano

Eric Laudano, who has spent over a decade working as a leader in the areas of sports performance, well being, and athletic training, was named to the new position of senior associate athletic director for health, well being, and sport performance at the University of Delaware in October, 2016. 

“This is an exciting day," said Delaware Director of Athletics and Recreation Services Chrissi Rawak in making the announcement. "Eric is a talented individual who brings a shared vision for the future of Delaware Athletics. He has excelled in all of his previous roles in higher education and we are fortunate to have his unique skill sets and talents here at Delaware.”

In his new position, Laudano leads the areas of athletic training, strength and conditioning, performance nutrition, performance science, and equipment operations personnel, and works in partnership with UD Student-Life leadership to support and grow mental health and nutrition programs for student-athletes.

With the departure of Senior Associate AD for Recreation Services Jake Olkkola in June, 2017, Laudano assumed responsibilities overseeing the UD recreation services area and the associate athletic director for recreation.

Prior to his arrival at Delaware, Laudano served eight years at the University of Pennsylvania where he held the roles of head athletic trainer and assistant director of athletics for sports performance, and most recently was chief health and wellness officer.

While at Penn, his responsibilities included oversight of campus programming for wellness initiatives, sport administration for multiple sports, and direct management of Penn's Sports Performance Division, including athletic training, strength and conditioning, sports nutrition, and sports psychology.

Prior to serving at Penn, he held roles in athletic training at Indiana State University, Quinnipiac Physical Therapy, Quinnipiac University, Yale University, the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y., and Fairfield (Conn.) High School. He also worked at several National Football League camps.

A 1999 graduate of Keene State College where he earned his degree in athletic training and sports medicine, he later earned his master's degree in health science from Quinnipiac University in 2005, and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in athletic training at Temple University with an expected graduation of May, 2018.

Updated 6/23/17

Position: Senior Associate AD for Health, Well Being, and Sport Performance
Alma Mater: Keene State College
Graduating Year: 1999
Major: Athletic Training/Sports Med.
Experience: 1st Year
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