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Kenny Wilka joined the Marquette University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics in early 2018 as an associate athletic trainer, working primarily with the women's soccer program.
Prior to his arrival, Wilka had served as the Director of Sports Medicine at UW-Parkside since July of 2009. At Parkside, Wilka spearheaded a complete overhaul of the sports medicine department, doubling the size of the athletic training staff while establishing a five-year agreement with Wheaton Franciscan All-Saints in 2013 as the exclusive sports medicine provider for the UW-Parkside athletic department. He also developed drug testing and concussion protocol for the 15-sport athletic department and assisted in the design of the new Strength and Conditioning Center which opened during the 2012-2013 academic year. Along with his duties as the Director of Sports Medicine, Wilka is an assistant clinical professor at UW-Parkside and a clinical instructor at both Carroll University and UW-Milwaukee.
In addition to athletic training duties, Wilka served on multiple hiring committees at UWP, while also coordinating several special events on campus, including the Foundation Tailgate Event and Alumni Day at the Games. He additionally helped facilitate the rebranding of the athletics logo before the 2013-14 academic year.
Wilka is a member of the Wisconsin Athletic Trainer's Association, serving as the Southeast Regional Representative from 2007-12. He served as President-Elect from 2012-14 and will serve as President from 2014-16.
Prior to UW-Parkside, Wilka was the Director of Sports Medicine at Cedarburg Physical Therapy from 2004-09. During that time, he assisted in the rehabilitation of athletes and the general population while also serving as the head athletic trainer for Cedarburg High School. While at Cedarburg Physical Therapy, he also served as an adjunct professor at Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin.
Wilka received a bachelor's degree in exercise sport science from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska before earning a master's degree in education from Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin.
He is married to Jennifer and they have three boys, Jack, Mateo and Levi.
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