Sam Lunt

Editorial Board Member

Sports Medicine
Florida State University, USA

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Sam Lunt, the Head Trainer of the men's basketball team, responsibilities revolve around the athletic department's sports medicine and medical operations. Lunt oversees the team's medical needs, maintains all emergency action plans and is in charge of purchasing for the sports medicine department, as well as continues to teach courses in sports medicine curriculum. Lunt began working with the men's basketball team in 1988 and is the longest tenured member of the Florida State basketball staff. Lunt came to Florida State in 1983 after receiving his bachelor's degree in athletic training from the University of Miami. Lunt earned his master's degree in sports psychology. Lunt was a member of the training staff at the 1989 World University Games in Duisburg, Germany, the 1987 U.S. Olympic Festival and 1991 AAU Junior Olympics that were held in Tallahassee. Lunt was named the Professional Outreach Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Athletic Trainers' Association of Florida in 2004. He became the first recipient of the award given by the ATAF to the trainer who has done their best to advance the profession and the association. He is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association.

Research Interest

Dr. Sam's research interest include Sports medicine and medical operations, sports psychology.