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Athletics Coaching Staff
Naoki Negishi
Assistant Athletics Trainer
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Athletics Trainer
Alma Mater: Alabama, 2007

Naoki Negishi is in his sixth year serving as an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Miami, working primarily with the men's and women's track & field and cross country programs. He supervises one graduate assistant athletic trainer who also covers track & field and cross country.

In summer 2014, he served as the head athletic trainer of USA track & field team during the PanAmerican Sports Festival in Mexico City, Mexico.

Prior to his arrival at UM, Negishi served as an athletic training intern at the University of California, Berkeley. He worked closely with the football program, in addition to the men's and women's gymnastics teams during the 2008-09 season.

Before that, he worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the prep football team at Fork Union Military Academy while in the graduate school at the University of Virginia. Negishi is a 2007 graduate of the University of Alabama, earning a bachelor's degree in athletic training. He added a master's degree in kinesiology with a concentration in athletic training from Virginia in 2008.

Negishi is a certified performance enhancement specialist, certified corrective exercise specialist, certified kinesio taping practitioner. In 2012, his group project on core body temperature measurement was published on Journal of Athletic training. Huggins R, Glaviano N, Negishi N, Casa D, Hertel J, Comparison of rectal and aural core body temperature thermometry in hyperthermic, exercising individuals: a meta-analysis. J Athl Train. 2012:47(3):329-338.

Negishi has been in the United State for 13 years, arriving from his hometown of Kiryu in the Gunma Prefecture of Japan.