YSU Names Deputy Athletic Director for Performance Excellence

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former National Athletic Trainers Association President Tory Lindley has been named deputy athletics director for performance excellence at Youngstown State University.

Lindley has nearly 30 years of athletic administration, health care administration, athletic training, staff management and empowerment experience. In his newly-created role, he will oversee the sports medicine, strength and conditioning, academic services areas while enhancing the performance nutrition and mental health services of all Penguins student-athletes. Lindley will also have sports oversight responsibilities.

A dual report to the Office of the Dean of Students, Lindley will also play a key role in developing partnerships across campus and in the community to enhance the student experience at YSU.

Lindley has a vast background in collegiate athletics and was a long-time athletic trainer and administrator at Northwestern University. He was with the Wildcats’ Athletic Department from 2002-20,.

Additionally, he has been an athletic trainer at Eastern Michigan (2000-02), Michigan State (1996-2000) and Hamline (1993-96).

He has contributed numerous articles to journals and medical publications. He has also been all over the United States presenting at various conferences and universities on an array of clinical and leadership topics. Of note, he was a member of the NCAA’s COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee throughout last year.

Lindley holds a B.S. in education with a specialization in sports medicine and athletic training from Michigan State. He earned an M.A. in health care administration from the University of Minnesota in 1993.

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