Primary Sport Coverage: Men’s Basketball, Men’s & Women’s Cross Country
Tadd Turnquist has served as a UW-Eau Claire Assistant Athletic Trainer since 2010. Turnquist also serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology and Approved Clinical Instructor for the UW-Eau Claire Athletic Training Education Program. Coursework that he is responsible for teaching at UWEC include: Athletic Training Lab & Practicum, Anatomical Kinesiology, and Prevention & Care of Athletic/Exercise Injuries.
Turnquist completed his education at UW-Eau Claire, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training. He also attended the University of Kentucky obtaining a Master of Science in Kinesiology and Health Promotion. Turnquist is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association and also has a specialized certification as a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) through the NASM.
Prior to working at UWEC, Turnquist was an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Charleston Southern University in Charleston, SC from 2006-2010. During his tenure at CSU he provided care to several of the Division I athletic teams and he also served as the Clinical Education Coordinator for the Athletic Training Education Program. Previous to CSU, Turnquist held positions as the Head Athletic Trainer at Lexington Christian Academy in Lexington, KY and an intern position with the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League.
Tadd, his wife Melissa and their son, Cooper, reside in Eau Claire.