|Title:||Assistant Athletic Trainer|
|College:||Youngstown State, 1994|
Todd Burkey is in his 10th year with the Youngstown State Athletic Department and his third as an assistant athletic trainer. He spent the previous seven years as the Guins' Strength and Conditioning Coordinator.
Burkey is the athletic trainer for the men's basketball program and assist Head Athletic Trainer John Doneyko with football and various other duties. Burkey also handles the strength and conditioning program for the team.
While serving as strength and conditioning coach, he developed strength and conditioning programs for all 18 YSU sports and remodeled the Stambaugh Stadium strength complex to make it one the most function in the Horizon League and the Missouri Valley Football Conference. He also helped create a weight room in the Beeghly Center for use by the basketball programs as well as the swimming and diving and the volleyball teams.
Burkey is a National Strength and Conditioning Associated certified strength coach and NATA certified athletic trainer.
As strength and conditioning coach he produced 23 National Strength and Conditioning All-Americans -- including 11 football players (Montrial Thomas, 2001; Bruce Hightower, 2002; Pat Crummey, 2002; Anthony Barone, 2003; Jon Tekac, 2003; Mike Burns, 2004; Darius Peterson, 2004; Mike Roberts, 2005; Joe Juby, 2006; Jeff Koval, 2007 and Jason Perry, 2007).
Under Burkey, four of the six overall football Strength and Conditioning records were established and numerous new position records were eclipsed.
He headed the strength and conditioning program at North Ridgeville High School before becoming an athletic trainer at the Cleveland Clinic where he worked before joining the YSU staff. He is a NATA Certified and Ohio Licensed Athletic Trainer and a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He also worked as an athletic trainer for Kolczun & Kolczun Sports Medicine.
A native of Greenford, Ohio, Burkey earned his degree from Youngstown State in Exercise Science in 1994 and earned a Masters in Sports Science from Ashland University in 2000. He was a student trainer on the National Championship teams in 1991 and 1993.
Todd and his wife, Justine, have two daughters Kaylin and Raegan.