Rich appointed to sports medicine staff



Boise, Idahodonald rich has been added to the Boise State Sports Performance, Health and Wellness staff as an assistant athletic director, Bronco Athletics announced Tuesday.

“I’m very happy to bring back to Boise Donald, a former Bronco who has done some really great things in our field,” said the Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Performance, Health and Wellness. Marc-Paul noted. “I know he will have an immediate impact on our football program and on student-athletes.”

Boise State Head Football Coach Andy Avalos added: “Donald is an elite recruit. He will play a major role in the well-being of our student-athletes. He is a former Bronco who knows what we are and understands what we are trying to build in our program.”

Rich spent 15 seasons (2004-18) with the Seattle Seahawks, including the last seven as head athletic coach, during which the organization won three NFC West division titles and appeared in Super Bowls consecutive.

As the Seahawks’ head athletic coach, Rich was responsible for all aspects of player health care, including injury prevention, assessment and treatment, as well as developing and implementing rehabilitation protocols. He also oversaw all facets of the organization’s medical team.

Rich began his tenure with the Seahawks as a summer training camp intern in 2003 and returned as a season-long intern in 2004. He was an assistant track coach from 2005 to 2012 before moving to being promoted to head athletic trainer in 2012.

“I’m thrilled to be back in Boise,” Rich said. “I’ve always seen Boise as a place where I’d like to raise my family. I’m excited about the direction Coach Avalos is taking for the football program and thrilled to be a part of it. I think Boise State is between good hands under Jeremy DickeyThe direction.”

Rich spent the 2019 XFL season with the Seattle Dragons as the team’s head athletic coach and director of athletic training services. There he was responsible for assembling an entire medical staff, including hiring and training ATC assistants and interns and securing medical partnerships for team coverage. Rich also participated in the writing and development of league policies and procedures.

Last year, Rich was director of business development for a prosthetics and orthotics clinic in Seattle, Washington, developing annual business plans for several area clinics and educating clinicians, therapists and patients on the new medical technologies and treatment options.

A Bronco alum, Rich earned his master’s degree in exercise science at Boise State after graduating in Florida with his athletic coaching degree and spending two years as an athletic trainer at Northwestern, working primarily with football, wrestling and baseball.

He also spent a season working in NFL Europe for the Cologne Centurions in the spring of 2004.


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