Director of Sports Medicine John Ochsenwald oversees the sports medicine department. Ochsenwald, who assumed his duties in July 1992, supervises assistant trainers and student trainers in all sports, and serves as staff athletic trainer for the men's soccer program. He is also a clinical assistant professor and teacher in the Athletic Training Education Program.
Ochsenwald came to UWM from the University of Illinois, where he was an assistant athletic trainer for 10 years. At Illinois, Ochsenwald worked primarily with the football, baseball and wrestling teams.
A 1980 graduate of The Ohio State University, Ochsenwald received his master's degree from Illinois in 1982. He worked at Illinois as a graduate assistant athletic trainer before assuming a full-time position there.
Ochsenwald and his wife, Jan, have two children, Jenna and Jamie, and make their home in Cedarburg, Wis.