Ernest Eugene enters his fifth season as the Athletic Trainer for the Marquette University men's basketball program.
Prior to joining the Golden Eagles, Eugene spent five seasons as the Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. With the Wizards, his duties included prevention/rehabilitation of athletic injuries, travel administration and injury tracking. Prior to joining the NBA ranks, Eugene served as a seasonal intern athletic trainer with the Washington Redskins in 2003.
The Washington, D.C. native earned his Master's Degree in Allied Health Management from The Ohio State University where he also served as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer (2001-2003).
Certified as an Athletic Trainer (ATC), Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and in Graston Techniques, Eugene is also an active member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, Wisconsin Athletic Trainers' Association and National Academy of Sports Medicine. Eugene serves as the District 4 Representative of the Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee (EDAC) and as a board member with the Council on Revenue (COR) of the National Athletic Trainers' Association.
In addition, Eugene serves as Secretary on the Executive Board of the Big East Sports Medicine Society. Eugene graduated from The George Washington University in 2000, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Athletic Training.
Eugene and the former Jackie Jovel married in August of 2005 and the couple's first child, Jayden, was born in August of 2009.