June 29, 2011
Tallahassee, FL — Florida State University Director of Sports Medicine Randy Oravetz announced his retirement Wednesday after 32 years at FSU. Oravetz received the Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 2000 from the National Association of Athletic Trainers (NAAT) and was awarded the organizations National Service Award in 1988. He was inducted into the Athletic Trainer’s Association of Florida Hall of Fame in 2007.
“I have had a wonderful career and feel so fortunate that my family and I were able to be at Florida State during so much success,” said Oravetz. “We have been able to accomplish so much over the years and it has been a privilege to work with so many outstanding athletes and coaches. I will miss working with them, but am excited about the future of the program.”
Oravetz graduated from FSU in 1979 and worked under legendary athletic trainer Don Fauls before taking over as Director of Sports Medicine in 1986. Oravetz supervised a staff of 10 assistant trainers, six graduate-assistants and 42 student trainers who oversee the medical care of over 500 athletes in 19 varsity sports.
“Randy has done an outstanding job and represented Florida State so well over his tenure,” said Director of Athletics Randy Spetman. “He has won virtually every award in his field and the Seminole family wishes him well.”