Jake Pfeil is in his eighth year as a member of the Florida State University staff, and his first as the Associate Director of Sports Medicine and head football athletic trainer. Pfeil oversees the daily medical care of the Seminole football team, including injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Pfeil is certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification and is a licensed athletic trainer by the state of Florida. Pfeil is also an approved clinical instructor for the Florida State University Athletic Training Education Program.
Pfeil came to Florida State in 2004 serving as the Insurance/Risk Coordinator. Since then he has served as the athletic trainer for Seminole baseball for the past six seasons. During that time Pfeil was part of the baseball programs’ continued run of 34 consecutive post-season appearances, a 2010 ACC Championship, hosting four straight Super-Regionals from 2008-11, and College World Series appearances in 2008 and 2010. Immediately prior to joining the Florida State staff, Pfeil was employed by Tallahassee Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, where his responsibility was serving as the head athletic trainer at Tallahassee Community College in 2003.
Pfeil earned a master’s degree in sport administration from Mississippi State University in 2002, where he was a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the football team. He graduated from Florida State in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in sport management with an emphasis in athletic training, while also serving as a student athletic trainer with football and baseball. Pfeil was awarded summer internships with the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons in 1999 and 2000, and was a seasonal assistant for the Falcons in 2002.
The Madison County, Florida native and his wife Cheryl welcomed their first son, Cole Jackson, in March of 2011.