Eric English is in his 29th year as an Athletic Trainer, and his tenth year as an Athletic Trainer in the sports medicine department at USC Upstate. His primary sport responsibilities are for coverage of men’s soccer and softball.
English has an extensive background in athletic training. Previously, he has served as the clinical coordinator for sports medicine for the North Broward Hospital District in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. During which time he was responsible for overseeing 22 athletic trainers. He also served as the chief medical officer and medical services coordinator for the MLS draft combines from 1998-2001.
Prior to his stint in South Florida, English served as the senior staff athletic trainer for HEALTHSOUTH in Jacksonville, Florida. During this time, he spent a summer working at the Olympic training center in Colorado Springs, Colorado and was assigned the US Synchronized Swim Team for their training leading up to the 1991 Pan-Am games. He was later promoted to clinical coordinator and director of sports medicine for HEALTHSOUTH in Ocala Florida. English later returned to Jacksonville where he coordinated the video analysis services for HEALTHSOUTH and assisted the Jacksonville Jaguars in player evaluations and summer camps.
He began his career as a Teacher/Head Athletic Trainer for Richmond Senior High School in Rockingham, North Carolina. He then moved on to the Pinehurst Rehabilitation Center in Pinehurst, North Carolina before moving to Jacksonville in 1990.
English received his bachelor’s degree in 1987 in health and physical education from the College of Charleston. In 1988, he earned his master’s degree in physical education/athletic training from Indiana University. A native of Washington Courthouse, Ohio, he moved with his family to Spartanburg in 1981 where he graduated from Dorman High School in 1982. He was a member of the Cavalier football team and qualified for the Class AAAA state wrestling tournament.
English and his wife Kim have a daughter, Sarah. The family resides in Moore.