Mike Coco is in his seventh season as a certified athletic trainer at Washington State University. He is in charge of keeping the Cougars healthy through carefully structured preventative care programs and oversees the rehabilitation of injured players.
In addition to his men's basketball responsibilities, the Colorado graduate works with men's and women's golf, women's tennis and football and has worked with baseball and volleyball at WSU.
After graduating from Colorado with a degree in kinesiology, Coco served an internship with the Denver Broncos before beginning work toward his master's degree. He earned his graduate degree in sports administration from Northern Colorado in 1994. He served a three-year stint at Excel Therapy in Colorado Springs, Colo., prior to accepting a position as assistant athletic trainer at Eastern Washington University in 1996.
Coco was the Eagles' primary athletic trainer for all women's sports, as well as men's indoor and outdoor track. He also assisted with EWU's football and men's basketball teams for two years prior to coming to WSU.
He is a nationally recognized and respected examiner for the NATABOC National Certification Examination and is currently serving as a representative on the District 10 Placement Committee for the Northwest Athletic Trainers Association.
The Evergreen, Colo., native is the president of the Washington State Athletic Trainers Association.
He and his wife, the former Andrea Wade are parents of six-year-old Matthew and four-year-old Alex.