Dr. Ken Wright is a Professor of Sports Business Management Program at The University of Alabama.
Dr. Wright received his doctor of arts from Middle Tennessee State University (1984), master of science from Syracuse University (1976), and a bachelor of science degree from Eastern Kentucky University (1974).
He has served as head athletic trainer at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Morehead State University and as assistant athletic trainer at Ohio University.
Inducted into the National Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame (NATA) in 2014, Dr. Wright has also received the Sayers “Bud” Miller Distinguished Educator of the Year Award (2000), Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award (2006), and Athletic Trainer Service Award (1996) from the NATA.
Dr. Wright has numerous publications to his credit, including a series of 13 videos (Sports Medicine Evaluation and Sports Medicine Taping), a computer-assisted instructional program (Sports Injuries) and textbooks (Basic Athletic Training, 6th edition, 2013, The Comprehensive Manual of Taping & Wrapping Techniques, 5th edition, 2017), and Orthopaedic Immobilization Techniques, 1st edition (2014).
Ken has been involved with the United States Olympic Committee as an athletic trainer, educator and invited presenter at national and international sports medicine and sport management conferences.
Additionally, he has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Athletic Training, Physical Therapy in Sport, and Sports Medicine Update, and as chair and/or member on various NATA, USOC, and USADA committees.
In 2012, Dr. Wright was appointed as a member of the board of directors of the United States Anti-Doping Agency.