Feb. 7, 2006
Thomas Brickner, MD
Dr Tom Brickner has been a team physician for the University of North Carolina since 1996, and is the head team physician for men's basketball as well as numerous other sports. He completed his medical training in family medicine, as well as a primary care sports medicine fellowship in Toledo, Ohio. Prior to his arrival at UNC, he spent 5 years as a physician in the US Navy.
Marc Davis, PT, ATC
Marc has been with the UNC Division of Sports Medicine as a physical therapist and athletic trainer since 1975. In addition to being the athletic trainer for UNC swimming and diving, Marc has been the athletic trainer for the men's basketball team since 1978. He has played an invaluable role on national championship teams in 1982, 1993, and 2005.
Jen Ketterly MS, RD
Jen is in her third year as the sports dietitian at the University of North Carolina. She joined the sports medicine staff in 2004 after four years at the University of Connecticut serving as the nutrition coordinator where she oversaw campus nutrition services, wellness program development, and worked with both male and female student-athletes and teams. Jen currently works with all 28 varsity sports at UNC providing individual nutrition counseling, outreach and educational programs, and is a member of the multidisciplinary eating disorder team.
She holds a BS in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University and a masters degree in Clinical Nutrition with a sports nutrition emphasis from the University of Kentucky. In addition, Jen was a varsity student-athlete at Cornell and has coached girls basketball at the high school and national AAU levels. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Group of the ADA.
Terri Jo Rucinski, PT, ATC
Terri Jo Rucinski is entering her third year at UNC as staff athletic trainer for women's basketball and has recently become the staff athletic trainer for the baseball team. She is also currently serving as the Supervisor for the Fetzer Athletic Training Room and is a Staff Physical Therapist at the James A. Taylor Student Health Service. Rucinski received her B.S., in Physical Education Teaching and Athletic Training from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in 1987. She then received her Masters Degree in Sports Medicine from UNC in 1989. She worked in Milwaukee Wisconsin at Froedtert Sports Medicine until she returned to the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, in 1994, to pursue her physical therapy degree. She received her B.S. in physical therapy in 1996. Terri Jo is also a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, receiving her certification in 1998.
Prior to Rucinski's return to UNC, she worked in Madison Wisconsin, at UW-Health Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Clinic and was also the Head Athletic Trainer at Madison Area Technical College.
Bryan W. Smith, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP
Bryan is the medical consultant for the Atlantic Coast Conference and the editor of the ACC Sports Sciences website. Prior to his duties for the ACC, Dr. Smith was the Head Team Physician at the University of North Carolina for nearly ten years. He has authored approximately fifty scholarly articles and given more than sixty -five invited scholarly lectures. A pediatrician with a doctorate in exercise physiology, Dr. Smith is a past member of the American Board of Pediatrics, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, and a charter member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. He has served as the medical consultant to the NCAA Football Rules Committee, served on the NCAA Baseball Research Panel, and has been a past chairman of the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports. Currently, Dr. Smith is a member of the United States Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee and a member of the North Carolina Medical Society's Sports Medicine Committee.