Sr. Associate Athletic Director for Student Athlete Health, Performance & Well-Being at Butler University
Ralph Reiff, a certified athletic trainer and current Sr. Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Health, Performance and Well-Being, has been designated by many as a leader in athlete management. Since 1981 Ralph has been athlete-focused in the delivery of sports medicine and performance development. His efforts have earned him a national reputation as an innovator and leader. Ralph started his career as athletic trainer for Butler University in Indianapolis where he managed the athlete health care, weight room and equipment for all sports. Ralph was also an Instructor with dual appointments to the College上海快3开奖结果 of Pharmacy and the College上海快3开奖结果 of Education and developed the athletic trainer curriculum at Butler. During his tenure at Butler, he was selected to provide sports medicine to many national and international sporting events and professional athletes. Ralph has managed the medical aspects of over twenty-five (25) NCAA events, including five (5) Men’s Final Four Basketball Championships, the 1988 and 1996 US Track & Field Olympic Trials, 2003 World Basketball Championships, Medical Director for the 2004 FINA Swimming World Championships and the 2007 & 2006 USA Track Outdoor Championships. Ralph was Manager of Athlete Care for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta. This selection took Ralph to Atlanta for eighteen months of planning, implementation and management of all medical and performance operations for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. Ralph recently developed and activated the first Athlete Recovery Center at the 2016 Olympic Games of Rio. Ralph is no stranger to Olympic events as he was selected by the United States Olympic Committee for the 1987 US Olympic Festival, numerous USA Basketball team selection events and was Head Athletic Trainer for the Gold Medal winning USA Basketball Team at the 1989 World University Games in Germany, 2006 USA Track & Field championship team at the DecaNation Meet in Paris and the 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championship USA Teams. Ralph has published several articles on the medical management of sporting events and was a co-author for the Position Statement for Hydration for Athletes for the National Athletic Trainers Association. Ralph is in high demand by the medical and athlete community for his assessment and return-to-play management of athlete injuries. Ralph has personally managed or consulted on medical and performance issues for athletes in the NFL, NBA, Motor Sports and USA Olympic athletes of varied sports. Ralph has a U.S Patent pending on a sweat rate and sweat analysis process. As a business leader and Executive Director of Sports Performance for St. Vincent Hospital of Indianapolis Ralph developed the first downstream revenue measurement process currently utilized by sports medicine groups and hospitals across the country上海快3开奖结果. In 2001 Ralph opened the doors of St Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis. His leadership is applauded by internal and external audiences for his results and his athlete-centered culture. Designated as a Sagamore of the Wabash by then Indiana Governor Robert Orr for his contributions to the welfare of the citizens of Indiana, Ralph has also been inducted into the University of Indianapolis Athletics Hall of Fame, Butler University Athletics Hall of Fame, Indiana Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame and has also been recognized as a Hall of Fame Athletic Trainer from the National Athletic Trainers Association. In 2006 the Honorable United States Senator Richard Lugar recognized Ralph with a special citation for his health efforts in the State of Indiana. Personal - He is the father of three children, Alex (32), Betsy (30) and Elliott (27) and has been married 38 years to University of Indianapolis alum Brenda S. Catt Reiff, the youngest daughter of noted Indiana high 上海快3开奖结果 athletic director Howard Catt. Ralph was born in Warsaw, Indiana to Robert and Patricia Reiff and was raised on a farm in North Webster, IN. Ralph is a graduate of Wawasee High School. Ralph and his wife Brenda are University of Indianapolis graduates. Ralph is the author of A Field Guide to Athlete Performance – The 24 Hour Athlete. Ralph was an on-air talent for the Big East Digital Network (BEDN) working primarily Women’s Basketball. Ralph was the television analyst for Butler University basketball for four (4) seasons including the 2010 and 2011 Final Four seasons. Prior to television, Ralph was an analyst on the radio broadcast team for Butler University basketball from 1999 – 2006 alongside accomplished broadcaster Chris Denari. He is an expert contributor to Sirius Radio’s NFL Rewind with Jack Arute. Ralph is an active member of the Indianapolis community and a significant volunteer for the Wheeler Mission Ministries of Indianapolis.