Jim Halpin came to the University of Illinois in July of 2009 as an athletic trainer for the Fighting Illini baseball and football programs.
Halpin has experience working in multiple settings, and with athletes at all levels. He completed an internship at RehabWorks, located at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. He then went on to work with the Cincinnati Reds in Sarasota, Fla., during the fall of 2005. Upon returning to Illinois, Halpin became the head athletic trainer for the former Rockford Lightning professional basketball team during its final season in 2005-06. He went on to become the head athletic trainer with the Rockford RiverHawks professional baseball organization from 2007-2009.
Most recently, he worked with athletes at Orthopedic Rehab Specialists (ORS), a physical therapy clinic in Rockford, Ill. Through ORS, Jim was the head athletic trainer at Winnebago High School in Winnebago, Ill.
The Prophetstown, Ill., native completed his undergraduate degree in athletic training at Illinois State University, working primarily with men's basketball, football, and baseball. He went on to complete his graduate degree in Sports Management at the University of Iowa, where he was the athletic trainer for the Hawkeye baseball program. Halpin is also a certified Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Halpin currently resides in Champaign, Ill., with his wife, Jessica.
Updated February 2012