A native of Osaka, Japan, Hayashi was most recently the head athletic trainer at the University of St. Thomas in Houston for six years, where he was that school’s first-ever full-time athletic trainer. He was also an assistant trainer at Arkansas Tech and the University of Central Arkansas, bringing a combined 13 years of athletic training experience with him to McMurry.
He earned his bachelor of science at the University of Alabama, where he was a student athletic trainer. He also has a bachelor of laws degree from Soka University in Tokyo, Japan, as well as a master’s in kinesiology from Central Arkansas.
In addition to being a certified athletic trainer, Hayashi is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist.
Hayashi and his wife Bonnie reside in Abilene. The couple has one daughter (Isabelle).
Information for this story provided by McMurry Athletics.