Beginning his first year as Senior Associate Athletics Director for High Performance at Saint Joseph's is Dr. Eric Laudano.
Laudano comes to Hawk Hill after serving as senior associate athletic director for health, well-being, and sport performance at the University of Delaware since 2016. In that role, he built and oversaw an all-encompassing sports performance team consisting of healthcare professionals that included athletic training, strength and conditioning, sports nutrition, sports psychology, and equipment operations. In June of 2017, his portfolio of responsibilities grew to senior level oversight of campus recreation leading strategic initiatives with campus partners.
Prior to joining the Blue Hens, Laudano spent eight years at Penn holding roles as head athletic trainer, assistant director of athletics for sports performance, and chief health and wellness officer. With the Quakers he was responsible for building and leading all areas of the sports performance division including athletic training, strength and conditioning, sports nutrition, and sports psychology. While at Penn, Laudano was also sport administrator for eight varsity programs.
A highly-experienced athletic trainer, Laudano has also previously worked at Indiana State, Quinnipiac, Yale, the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York, the Arena Football League, and the National Football League.
Earning his degree in athletic training and sports medicine from Keene State College in 1999, Laudano earned a master's degree in health science from Quinnipiac in 2005, and recently received his doctorate degree in athletic training at Temple in May of 2018.