Jake Naas is in his first season as head football athletic trainer after serving as interim head football athletic trainer in 2013. Before coming to the University of Illinois, Jake worked in athletic training for the Seattle Mariners organization.
He obtained his master's degree in sports medicine from Virginia Tech in 2010, where he also served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer with Virginia Tech football.
Prior to that, he attended the University of Illinois and earned his bachelor of science in athletic training in 2009. Naas also has had the opportunity to work with the Buffalo Bills in summer camp as an athletic training intern.
Jake is married to Illinois assistant athletic trainer Meaghan Naas, who works with the Fighting Illini tennis teams.