After two years with the LSU track & field team and cross country teams, Derek Calvert enters his first season as a football athletic trainer and third season as an Associate Athletic Trainer.
Prior to rejoining LSU in January of 2014, Calvert worked with Dr. Williams Meyers at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia as a Certified Athletic Trainer assisting with patients who had sustained core muscle injuries.
He earned his master's degree in sports management from LSU in 2013 while working with the gymnastics and football teams.
Calvert gained additional experience with the Minnesota Vikings as a seasonal assistant athletic trainer from 2009-10. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 2008 with a degree in kinesiology.
Calvert is a native of Blue Mound, Illinois, and is a member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association as well as the Southeast Athletic Trainers Association.