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Eric Laudano
Position: Associate Athletic Director for Sports Performance/Head Athletic Trainer
Email: elaudano@upenn.edu
Office Phone: 215-898-4670
Works with: football, men's lacrosse

Eric Laudano began his appointment as head athletic trainer/manager of sports medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in the fall of 2008.  Eric was charged with the task of initiating a new Sports Performance Division within Penn Athletics.  He was promoted to this position in the fall of 2011.  In this role, Eric oversees Athletic Training, Strength and Conditioning, Sports Nutrition and Sports Psychology.  He also plays a vital role working closely with Penn Medicine and Studenth Health Services to coordinate all aspects of student-athlete health and wellness.

Laudano is also the Medical Coordinator for The Penn Relays and serves as the Athletic Trainer for the University of Pennsylvania's Varsity Football and Men's Lacrosse Teams.

His experience includes Head Football Athletic Trainer at Division I scholarship Indiana State University for three years, two years as an Athletic Trainer at Yale University, Head Athletic Trainer and Assistant Athletic Trainer in the Arena Football League, full-time athletic training staff member with the United States Olympic Committee at the United States Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y. working with the winter sport athletes of the 2004 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy, and multiple Athletic Training experiences in the National Football League.

Laudano's NFL experience consists of training camp assistant with the Buffalo Bills (2002), New York Giants (2004), and Pittsburgh Steelers (2005) as well as a full time seasonal intern with the Buffalo Bills in 2003. He was hired as only one of three athletic trainers in the country to be hired by the NFL Scouting Combine as the on-field athletic trainer for the NFL's annual Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Ind., where he saw the direct medical coverage of the future NFL prospects at the NFL Combine.

Laudano is also a member of the Ivy League Ad Hoc Concussion Committee, Ivy League Mens Lacrosse Concussion Committee, Ivy League Football Concussion Commitee, and Big10/Ivy League Concussion Committee.  He currently serves as the Chair of the Big10/Ivy League/Committee on Institutional Collaborations's Concussion Protocol Working Group.  Laudano has been heavily involved in concussion research and has spoken at various national conferences and has been authored on a number of papers involving concussion research.  Laudano appeared as a panel expert during the Big10/Ivy League Concussion Summit in 2014.

Laudano has appeared in a number of media outlets including NBC10 News Philadelphia, cover of Collins Sports Medicine National Catalog, and in the Documentary Film HeadGames.

Laudano received the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Campus Public Safety Vice Presidential Commendation Recognition Award for saving the life of a Penn Athletics staff member in 2012.

Laudano is a native of New Haven, Conn. He obtained a Bachelor's of Science degree in Sports Medicine from Keene State College in Keene, N.H., and obtained a Masters of Health Science degree with a specialization in biomedical/medical laboratory sciences from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn.

Laudano resides in Cherry Hill, N.J. with his wife Jillian, son Mattox, and daughter Bianca.

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