|Title:||Long Time Athletic Trainer|
Dave Abraham served as the head trainer at WPI for 17 years. Universally respected by student-athletes and coaches alike he brought the perfect balance of technical skill and personality to the athletic training room.
"Dave was a tremendous communicator and his "down-to-earth" personality resonated with our student-athletes and coaches, recalled head men's basketball coach Chris Bartley. "When I joined WPI, I was an outsider to the Central Massachusetts athletics community and Dave welcomed me into that circle and helped me feel at home. I will always appreciate that and appreciate his long service to WPI."
While being a professional athlete isn't typically in the cards for the WPI student-athletes, it was Dave that made the big leagues, leaving Worcester to spend seven years in Major League Baseball with the Toronto Blue Jays.
"Through Dave's career he was responsible for so many WPI athletes," remembered Hall of Fame wrestling coach Phil Grebinar. "His work with the wrestling team and keeping our wrestlers healthy was a major component in our teams winning many meets."
A graduate of Northeastern and Worcester State, Dave currently works for Worcester Physical Therapy.