University of Miami Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst announced on Wednesday that Vincent "Vinny" Scavo has been named Head Athletic Trainer.
Scavo rejoined the Hurricanes athletic department in 2011 after working as the Director of Sports Medicine Services and Head Athletic Trainer at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine since 2008.
With the division serving as the official sports medicine provider for the Hurricanes, Scavo had already worked closely with the team doctors and student-athletes.
Scavo has extensive experience as an athletic trainer at the professional, college and high school levels, previously serving as Miami's baseball athletic trainer from 1984-87, including during the Hurricanes' 1985 National Championship season.
Scavo worked with both the New York Yankees (1981-83) and Florida Marlins (1992-96) organizations, earning Minor League Athletic Trainer of the Year honors by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainer Society and Florida State League Class A Baseball Athletic Trainer of the Year in 1994.
After two years as the Rehabilitation Coordinator for the Marlins' minor and major league teams (1994-96), he was named Director of Sports Medicine at Doctor’s Hospital and then served as the Head Athletic Trainer at several South Florida high schools for 13 years, working at Miami Southridge (1996-2001), Chaminade-Madonna (2001-06) and Coral Gables (2006-08).
Over that time, he developed the curriculum for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools' Coaches Certification Course and the MDCPS Injury Reporting System. In 2006, Scavo was named Florida's High School Athletic Trainer of the Year.