Michael Moll has been hired as Wisconsin’s Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Medicine, UW Senior Associate Athletic Director Doug Tiedt announced on Friday. Moll has served as an athletic trainer for the Badgers since September of 2000, including spending the last five seasons as head football athletic trainer.
“We are fortunate and honored to have Michael directing the Department of Sports Medicine at UW-Madison,” Tiedt said. “His extensive knowledge, experience, and demonstrated strengths of being an exceptional leader will provide our student-athletes with the most comprehensive sports medicine and performance care and programing.”
Moll graduated from UW-Madison in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology. He earned a Master’s degree in higher education administration from Auburn in 1999 and served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the Tigers for two years. Following a short stint as the head athletic trainer at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, he joined the Badgers.
During his time at UW, Moll has served as the primary athletic trainer for a variety of sports including softball, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s basketball and wrestling. From 2003-12 he was an assistant athletic trainer with the football team, providing daily athletic training and management of medical care for football student-athletes. He was also responsible for coordination and supervision of rehabilitation, including post-surgical rehabilitations.
Since the summer of 2012, Moll has served as the Badgers’ head football athletic trainer. In that capacity he is responsible for the coordination of sports medicine coverage as well as oversight of the athletic training staff assigned to cover the football team.
“I am honored to be taking over for Dennis Helwig as the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Medicine at UW,” Moll said. “I look forward leading a medical staff that collaboratively provides access to high quality sports medicine care for our student-athletes at UW.”
Currently the vice president of the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association, Moll was awarded the WATA Distinguished Service Award in 2007. He is also currently the Wisconsin state representative to the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association.
In his new role as Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Medicine, Moll will be responsible for developing, coordinating, and administering the overall sports medicine program for UW. He will serve as the athletics health care administrator and oversee UW’s athletic health care administration and delivery. That includes directing the development, coordination and delivery of the professional and administrative services essential to the successful implementation of a comprehensive sports medicine program.