Head Trainer Leaving Louisville Football

The swinging doors continue at the University of Louisville football complex, with the start of pre-season practice scheduled to begin Aug. 5th.

Dwayne Treolo
Dwayne Treolo

This time the person leaving is Dwayne Treolo, who has been the Head Trainer of the U of L football program since 1993. He left a job as an assistant trainer at UCLA to come work with Coach Howard Schnellenberger.

Treolo told Card Game that he is leaving to accept a sales position with Donjoy Orthopedics, a leading global provider of rehab devices, including knee braces. He assumes his new job on August 1, and will continue to live in the Louisville area.

Treolo always exhibited a distinguished presence on the Louisville sidelines, working closely with many players over the years. Michael Bush and Brian Brohm were two of his favorites, requiring ongoing attention for serious injuries. He has obviously been intricately involved in the rehabilitation of current players Scott Long and Trent Guy.

He said his decision to leave was not an easy one to make, and he wishes U of L well.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

7 thoughts on “Head Trainer Leaving Louisville Football

  • July 20, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Oh, man, I don’t like this at all. Treolo always symbolized class and was a calming presence within the program. He has always been a very dedicated person and to see him leave a job he loved for a sales position is disheartening.

  • July 20, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Another crack in the castle wall. Guess we’re back to the old ‘spit on it and rub it’ injury treatment days. Treolo is going for the dollars. Good for him. Sad for the guys on the roster. Hopefully this isn’t another area where Krags will say that it’s all on him.

  • July 20, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    No assurances the next head coach (who can’t come soon enough) would retain him. He should but he could always bring his own guy so this is a smart move.

  • July 20, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    True but he has been with UL since 1993, how many coaches is that? never left the team during the highs or lows, pretty sure he would still have a job

  • July 21, 2009 at 4:31 am

    This is absolutely stunning news. He has been with us since the Schnelly days. I have to think it isn’t about the money, surely Jurich would offer enough to keep him on board.

    My guess is that it would have something to do about the long, grueling hours a trainer has to put in with 100+ young men under your watch.

    Good luck, Dwayne. You were a class act and a miracle worker.

  • July 21, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Or it could be that maybe this guy knows Krags is a ticking time bomb professionally. Krags may have told this guy to get lost as well. Honestly no one is left except Krags, so hopefully it really does fall on him finally.

  • July 21, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Dwayne needed a career change. Won’t go into it much more than that, but to double your yearly income and work about half the hours each week isn’t a bad gig, folks.

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