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Justin Kokoskie
Position: Athletic Trainer
Alma Mater: Pittsburgh '00

Justin Kokoskie is in his 11th year as the head men's basketball athletic trainer. He handles the daily medical and health-related concerns of the players. Kokoskie is involved in the prevention, treatment and constant care of the players' injuries. He also educates the student-athletes so that they can remain healthy and return to the basketball court.

Two-time NBA champion Luke Walton refers to Kokoskie as "the best basketball athletic trainer on any level," while former Wildcat All-American and current NBA standout Jerryd Bayless calls him "a great trainer and an even better person."

In addition to his basketball duties, Kokoskie serves as the head athletic trainer for Arizona's nationally ranked men's and women's golf teams. Prior to joining the men's basketball program in 2002-03, Kokoskie spent the previous two seasons at Arizona as the athletic trainer for women's soccer and football. He also serves as an adjunct instructor at the university where he teaches an undergraduate sports medicine class.

In his spare time, Kokoskie serves as the personal caddie for his friend, and former UA All-American and current professional golfer, Chris Nallen. A former college golfer himself, Kokoskie was on the bag as Nallen won his first professional tournament, the Nationwide Tour's Gila River Classic at Wild Horse Pass Resort, by eight strokes on Oct. 10, 2004.

Kokoskie graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in May 2000 with a bachelor's degree in sports medicine. He earned his master's degree in education from Arizona in 2002 and is currently completing work on his Ph.D.

Kokoskie was married in June 2002 to the former Laura (Katie) Fischer. The couple has one son, Jackson (7), and a daughter, Gianna (4).

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