Began at Auburn: June 2009
Education: Pearson graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in sports management. He went on to earn his master's degree in human relations at the University of Oklahoma in 1997 while working as a graduate assistant with the OU football team. Pearson is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Southeast Athletic Trainers Association and the Alabama Athletic Trainers Association. He is also certified by the American Red Cross as a First Aid/CPR/AED instructor.
Past Experience: Prior to his arrival on the plains, Pearson worked as the Head Football Athletic Trainer at the University of Wisconsin from 2005-2009. Before that he was an assistant athletic trainer at The University of Oklahoma from 1997-2005. For nine seasons Pearson served as the Head Athletic Trainer for baseball as well as working with the OU football, wrestling and women's soccer teams. Pearson worked in conjunction with the Gatorade Sports Science Institute on a two-year research study investigating "Salt Depletion and Cramping in Collegiate Football Players." Pearson also assisted in the education and supervision of the staff's undergraduate and graduate assistant athletic trainers. He and his colleagues were honored in 2001 as the Big 12 conference Athletic Training Staff of the Year.
Personal: A native of Franklin, Ky., Pearson and his wife, Nancy, live in Auburn and have two children, a son, Bradley, and a daughter, Kate Wesley.