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Daniel Melara
Daniel  Melara

Position:
Assistant Athletic Trainer


Daniel Melara joined the sports medicine staff in the summer of 2010 as a Graduate Assistant and became an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the 2012-13 year through a position funded by the West Coast Conference Diversity Initiative. This year Daniel joins the USD staff full time and is currently responsible for the administrative assignments, prevention, rehabilitation, and management of injuries for all of USD's intercollegiate athletic teams. His primary sports and travel responsibilities include Volleyball, Baseball, and Golf teams.

He has worked as an intern for the NFL's Minnesota Vikings and the San Diego Chargers, has been the Host Athletic Trainer for the WCC Basketball Championships, and staffed the WCC Men's and Women's Tennis Championships and the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer College Cup.

Education and Professional Certifications

  • MA Kinesiology
  • BS Kinesiology emphasis Athletic Training
  • NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Preceptor- San Diego State University Athletic Training Educational Program
  • American Heart Association AED/CPR Certified

    Personal
    Born in Jersey City, NJ, Daniel grew up in Southern California with his parents Sergio and Angela, older sister Melissa, and younger siblings Steven and Stacey. He moved to San Diego for higher education and currently resides in Mission Bay Park. He enjoys all things San Diego, especially the sunshine, craft cuisine, and numerous distinctive neighborhoods.

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