Eric Avila
Athletic Trainer (Football)

Eric Avila

Athletic Trainer (Football)

Years at Tech First Season
Alma Mater Slippery Rock (2010)
Eric Avila

Biography

Eric Avila joined Georgia Tech’s sports medicine staff as assistant football athletic trainer in June 2018.

No stranger to Atlanta, Avila came to The Flats following a six-year stint with the Atlanta Falcons. He joined the Falcons in 2012 as a seasonal intern and, just seven months later, was promoted to assistant athletic trainer – a position that he held for more than five years.

Prior to his six years with the Falcons, Avila gained four years of athletic-training experience as an undergraduate student and a graduate assistant at Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, Pa. As a graduate student, he oversaw athletic training for Slippery Rock’s track and field program.

In 2011, Avila also served as a physical therapy aid in his native New York City.

A NATABOC-certified athletic trainer, Avila is a licensed athletic trainer in the state of Georgia and a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the Eastern Athletic Training Association and the Pennsylvania Athletic Training Society. He has also participated in the National Coalition Building Institute Diversity Training program.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in athletic training (2010) and a master’s in adapted physical activity (2012) from Slippery Rock.