Head Athletic Trainer - Utah State University
Entering his 22nd year at Utah State and seventh as Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine, who was promoted from Assistant Athletics Trainer in April, 2013. In his role, Williams is responsible for the health of all of USU’s student-athletes as well as teaching and supervising the graduate athletic training program.
As an athletics trainer at Utah State, Williams works primarily with the football program, while providing support for USU’s other 15 NCAA Division I programs.
Williams, who was named the 2012-13 Athletic Trainer of the Year in the state of Utah, was also presented the Heartsaver Hero Award by the American Heart Association in 2013 as he began cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and used an automated external defibrillator (AED) on men’s basketball player Danny Berger after he collapsed unexpectedly during a USU practice on Dec. 4, 2012.
Williams was also honored at the 2013 USU Robins Awards as he received the Gerald R. Sherratt Award, which is given to a member of the university who has displayed superior leadership skills and abilities as well as unsurpassed dedication and service to others.
The Patented MDUB Crosstrap was designed specifically for Athletes. Mike Williams, a Head Athletic Trainer in the NCAA saw there were many flawed and sub-par designs for straps on the market. He decided to take his 22 years of knowledge and experience to come up with a better solution: The CROSSTRAP. The Crosstrap has been used in every sport in the NCAA as well as the NBA, and NFL. Athletes prefer this design because of its low profile and applies “isolated pressure” where they need it most.
OZ is the Father of three Very Busy Boys. He got his start in Alaska, managing a Tour Company and working with people from all around the world he quickly learned that about customer satisfaction and providing the best experience. OZ connected with Mike at Utah State University and they began working together in 2014.
Why we do what we do.
OZ is active with using the CROSSTRAP as well. He enjoys running as it is therapy for his mind. He completed his 1st Marathon a month before turning 40. Chronic Shin Splints have always prevented him from running long distance and it was the CROSSTRAP that has solved that problem.
MDUB Active began as he was turning 40 and on the hunt for something that got me active and down on the ground with my 3 young Boys. “Getting older in needed padding for my knees and tough enough to last the daily grind, wear, and destruction of Wrestling, Workouts, Ninja Warrior competitions, Nerf Wars, and Fort Building."