Scott Oliaro was named head athletic trainer and associate director of sports medicine in 2013. In addition to his role as the associate director, he also serves as the head athletic trainer for field hockey, men's and women's golf and softball teams.
Oliaro was hired in 1998 as a certified athletic trainer assisting with coverage for both the football and softball programs. He served seven seasons as an sssistant football athletic trainer and two as the head athletic trainer for football.
Oliaro supervises the Stallings-Evans Sports Medicine Center and assists the education program as a lecturer for both the undergraduate and graduate athletic training programs. He has authored several articles in various medical journals, including the Journal of Athletic Training. Oliaro has presented a variety of topics at national, district and local levels. He is a Board Member for the College Athletic Trainers Society currently serving as their education program director. He is certified by the Titleist Performance Institute as a Certified Golf Fitness Professional.
Oliaro is a 1993 graduate of Cornell University, where he earned a B.S. in nutritional sciences. At Cornell he was a three-year football letterwinner, a two-time captain and a two-year Ivy League selection at tailback. A native of Lansing, Mich., Oliaro grew up in Burlington, Vt. In 1999, Sports Illustrated named Oliaro Vermont's 42nd best athlete of all-time. Oliaro earned a Master's degree in athletic training from North Carolina in 1996 where he was also the Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for UNC Field Hockey, Tennis and Track and Field programs. Oliaro is a NATABOC certified athletic trainer and a member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association. In 1996, he worked the Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Prior to coming to UNC, Scott spent two years as an assistant athletic trainer for The American University and the Washington Capitals. He and his wife, Jeri, reside in Chapel Hill with their daughter, Mia Katherine, and son, Tyler Michael.