Barry Clements, ATC/L, CSCS
Senior Associate Director of Athletics
An employee in the USF Department of Athletics since 1983, Barry Clements was promoted to his current position as senior associate director of athletics for Sports and Program Services in 2002. Clements provides oversight to eleven of USF's eighteen sports: women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, women's soccer, women's indoor track, men's and women's outdoor track, and men's and women's tennis. Additionally, Clements administratively oversees the Equipment Area, the Sports Medicine Department, the Strength and Conditioning Department and the Video Area.
Clements has overseen the sports medicine area since 1983 when he first came to USF. In January 1993, he was promoted to assistant director of athletics. Over the course of his tenure, Clements has built a comprehensive Sports Medicine Department and Program that is one of the best in the country. He has former students placed throughout the country as well as here at USF. He has developed a network of the Tampa Bay area's top physicians, covering every facet of healthcare to serve USF's student-athletes. Clements has and continues to stay involved in providing sport medicine services to the community. Clements is also responsible for building the Strength and Conditioning Department. As in sports medicine, Clements served as the head person in that area and remains certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
A certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and the Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association, Clements is also a past president of the Athletic Trainers Association of Florida. During his presidency, that organization became incorporated and tax-exempt while achieving registration and licensure. Clements is also a Doping Control Officer for the United States Anti Doping Agency, formerly the United States Olympic Committee of which he also served as an athletic trainer for men's and women's volleyball during the Olympic Festival in 1993 at San Antonio. He was invited to be the men's volleyball athletic trainer for the World University Games in 1995.
Clements won the 1993 Florida Athletic Trainer of the Year Award, and he also was the 1992 winner in the college and professional sports division. In addition, He has been a lecturer on sports medicine, including tours of Sweden, Finland and Russia. In 1994, he became the first American athletic trainer to work in the European Championships.
In 2003, Clements was inducted into the Athletic Trainers Association of Florida Hall of Fame.
Clements, 46, graduated from Ball State, where he was named an Outstanding Young Alumnus in 1994, and he also has a master's degree from Kent State. Prior to coming to USF he was the head athletic trainer at Stebbins High School in Dayton Ohio. He was also the director of Dick Baumgartner's Basketball Shooting Camps during the early to mid eighties. At the time the camps were the largest in the country. Other previous experience includes athletic trainer positions with the Cleveland Browns, the Orlando All-Star Classic, Baseball Fantasies Camp and the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, just to mention a few.
Clements is a native of Richmond, Ind. He and his wife, Melissa, reside in Temple Terrace with their daughter, Nicole.
Greg Byrd, MS, ATC, LAT
Associate Athletic Trainer
Men's & Women's XC/Track & Field
Greg Byrd enters his fifth season with the University of South Florida Sports Medicine staff as Associate Athletic Trainer, in charge of coverage for men's and women's track & field/cross country. During this time, he has provided care for teams accomplishing two of the highest Big East Conference finishes in USF T&F/XC history with a second place and third place finish respectively for the men & women's outdoor teams. Byrd has also provided care for USF's two USA Olympic trial qualifiers & numerous NCAA championship qualifiers. Within the Sports Medicine Department, he is in charge of oversight for resident T&F athletic trainer(s), coordination of clinical observation students, department electronic documentation and rehabilitation systems and software, staff continuing education and the Director of the USF Sports Medicine Camp & Championships Medical Coverage.
Byrd is a Bulls alumnus, earning his bachelor's degree from the USF Sports Medicine Program, recognized as Athletic Training Student of the Year in 2008 and a member of the first athletic training class to graduate from the USF College of Medicine. This education has allowed Byrd to hold previous and a current academic professorial positions, as he currently teaches a course in "Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries" to the USF undergraduate student population.
Since 2008, his career progression includes work as graduate assistant for track & field/XC at Florida State University, being a part of eight ACC championships and several cross country, indoor and outdoor top four National Championship finishes in two years of coverage. During his time at FSU, Byrd helped provide medical coverage for numerous Olympic and/or World Championship qualifying athletes, including traveling to USA Championships to provide coverage for FSU competitors. Byrd also helped provide coverage for pre-season practices and home games for football.
Previous to hire at USF, Byrd spent 2011 as Interim Head Athletic Trainer at Florida Institute of Technology, beginning his time there as Assistant Athletic Trainer and providing coverage for 19 NCAA Division II sports, including an NCAA final four qualifying women's soccer team and NCAA second round qualifying women's basketball team. In this position, Byrd was responsible for all sports medicine department operations, coordination with athletic department administration and physicians, as well as day to day care of more than 350 student athletes.
Byrd is a BOC Nationally Certified Athletic Trainer, licensed in the State of Florida as well as being CPR/AED, Professional Rescuer, and IV Therapy Certified. The past 2 summers, Byrd also earned Level 1 Graston Technique and Functional Range Release Certifications to enhance his manual technique skills and qualifications. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Byrd is a native of Jackson, Miss. and earned his master's degree in Sport Administration from Florida State University.