Thursday, July 24, 2008
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have hired Jason Serbus as the team’s new head athletic trainer.
Serbus, 33, joins the Coyotes after spending the last three seasons as the assistant athletic trainer for the Tampa Bay Lightning where he aided in all medical and training operations. Prior to his stint in Tampa Bay, Serbus spent four seasons with the Pensacola Ice Pilots of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). While with Pensacola, Serbus had the honor of being selected as trainer for the Western Conference at the 2004 ECHL All-Star Game. In 2003 he was named the Florida Athletic Trainers’ Association Trainer of the Year for professional sports.
A native of Bird Island, Minnesota, Serbus has also worked with Eisbaren Berlin, a professional hockey team in Germany, as well as the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, the Central Texas Stampede of the Western Professional Hockey League and served as a staff and clinical athletic trainer at NovaCare Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine in Florida for four years. He has also been chosen to work with USA Hockey’s U-17 national team on four occasions and has experience in minor league baseball and arena football.
Serbus earned his Bachelor of Science – Biology/Pre-Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and a Master of Arts degree in Kinesiology/Physiology of Exercise from the University of Northern Colorado.