Rob Blanc is in his 23rd year as head football athletic trainer and clinical instructor at Pitt. With his exceptional sports medicine knowledge and experience, Blanc is a tremendous resource for the entire Pitt athletic department.
Since his appointment as head athletic trainer in 1993, he has been responsible for overseeing all of the clinical medical services for Pitt. Blanc additionally has led Pitt's Performance Team the last 10 years. The Performance Team is a unique blending of the university's numerous resources to serve the total well being of Pitt student-athletes.
Blanc coordinates sports coverage, budget, inventory, drug testing and counseling. Additionally, he is an adjunct clinical instructor for Pitt's undergraduate athletic training curriculum, approved by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).
In 2009, Blanc co-authored the textbook Emergency Care in Athletic Training with three graduates of the University of Pittsburgh.
Blanc graduated from Slippery Rock in 1982 and earned his master's in athletic training in 1984 from Ohio University. He is also a certified paramedic and was involved in an emergency medical service for 17 years in nearby Bethel Park.
A native of Pittsburgh, Blanc served as head athletic trainer at neighboring Duquesne University for two years before joining the Panthers' staff.
Blanc began his athletic training career as the head athletic trainer at New Lexington (Ohio) High School in 1983. A year later, he began working for the Pittsburgh Steelers on a part-time basis, serving at training camp and at all home games.
Hometown: Bethel Park, Pa.
Alma Mater: Slippery Rock, '82
Family:Blanc's wife's name is Peggy.They havethree children: Jason (19), Jordan (17) and Shannon (14).
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