Assistant Athletic Trainer; Men's Soccer, Women's Tennis
Mario Diaz joined the University of Notre Dame Sports Medicine department in 2015 as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Fighting Irish men’s soccer and women’s tennis teams. In this role, he oversees the day to day medical care and treatment for student-athletes of both teams. Diaz was also the primary medical liaison for the first soccer match held in the football stadium between Liverpool FC and Dortmund BVB.
Diaz previously worked at the University of Connecticut for seven years in a similar role with the Huskies’ men’s soccer and women’s rowing teams. During his time in Connecticut, he served as the host athletic trainer for CONCACAF Gold Cup that was held in Hartford, Conn. In July 2013. Prior to that, Diaz was a graduate assistant at Marshall University working with football and men’s soccer teams for two years.
Diaz graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Central Connecticut State University, and went on to receive his Masters in sports administration from Marshall.
Originally from Heidelberg, Germany, Diaz currently resides in South Bend with his awesome pup Leo. He enjoys playing soccer, snowboarding, trail running and hiking in his free time. Diaz is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, the American College of Sports Medicine and the Indiana Athletic Trainers Association.