Helping student-athletes reach their highest athletic potential, as well as prevent and treat any injuries, is a priority for the training professionals on the Berkeley Sports Medicine team. Led by Director of Sports Medicine and Assistant Athletic Director Eddie Bunton and Associate Athletic Trainer Jennifer Galuski, Berkeley’s sports medicine department fulfills the daily training needs for 16 Berkeley sports programs consisting of up to 80 teams. This nationally renowned dynamic duo is assisted by two full-time assistant trainers, Chase Johnson and Danielle Olson, who joined the team within the last couple of years.
Combining more than 35 years of experience at Berkeley, the trainers treat Middle and Upper Division student-athletes through three sports seasons and serve as first responders on campus to tend to any medical emergencies that might occur within the campus community. They’re always available in case of an emergency.
In the Bunton/Galuski Sports Medicine Center, you’ll find anything a student-athlete might need: treatment tables, an ultrasound device, electric muscle stimulation, a Theragun massage tool, cupping, Therabands, weights, balance trainers, athletic tape, foam rollers, first aid, an ice bath, a hot tub, braces, air-massage tools, and more. The beautiful, 1,300-square-foot, state-of-the-art health care facility is unparalleled in the secondary school setting—not only in the Tampa Bay area, but in the entire state of Florida.
The athletic trainers even monitor the weather 30 minutes before every practice and every 30 minutes during every practice, measuring the risk of lightning, heat, humidity, sun cover, and more to inform coaches of the proper precautions to help keep student-athletes safe.
We’re so lucky to have this team of professionals on staff because it gives the Berkeley community incredible peace of mind.
Founded in 1960, Berkeley is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory day school located in Tampa, FL, for boys and girls in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. Approximately 1,400 students gather here from the greater Tampa Bay area to form ONE Berkeley.