Derek Calvert enters his fourth season as a football athletic trainer after serving the previous two seasons with the LSU track and field and cross country teams.
In his sixth season overall as an associate athletic trainer, Calvert returned to Baton Rouge after working with Dr. Williams Meyers at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia as a certified athletic trainer assisting with patients who had sustained core muscle injuries. He earned his master’s degree in sports management from LSU in 2013 while working with the gymnastics and football teams.
Calvert gained additional experience with the Minnesota Vikings as a seasonal assistant athletic trainer from 2009-10. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 2008 with a degree in kinesiology.
Calvert is a native of Blue Mound, Illinois, and is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association as well as the Southeast Athletic Trainers Association.