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Kevin Kikugawa
Kevin  Kikugawa

Position:
Assistant Athletic Trainer, MS, ATC, LAT, CES, PES

College:
Washington State, Arkansas


Kevin Kikugawa is in his fourth year as a member of the SMU Sports Medicine Staff as an Assistant Athletic Trainer. Kikugawa's primary responsibilities are for the care of the football and men's and women's golf programs. He also directly oversees the department's internship position.

Kikugawa came to the Mustangs in 2013 after a year working at Monroe High School just north of Seattle, WA. Prior to Washington, he lived in Ohio working as a seasonal intern with the Cleveland Browns (2011-12). In education, he graduated in 2011 from the University of Arkansas, earning his Master's degree in Athletic Training. He also spent the years 2006-09 achieving his Bachelor's degree from Washington State University. In between his two years at Arkansas, he spent the summer of 2010 as an intern with the Buffalo Bills.

A certified athletic trainer (ATC), Kikugawa is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). He is also certified as a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Additionally, he also serves on the Ethnic Diversity Advisory Council (EDAC) through the Southwest Athletic Trainers' Association (SWATA).

Kevin currently resides in Garland, TX with his wife, Teresa and his English Bulldog Genghis.

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