Ben Felz is in his first season as an assistant athletic trainer at UNM in 2022-23, having joined athletic training staff in June of 2022. He came to New Mexico after serving two years as an assistant athletic trainer at Northern Kentucky.
While at NKU, Felz worked with the men’s basketball and men’s and women’s golf programs. From 2013-2020, he served as an assistant athletic trainer at Minnesota, managing the sports medicine of the men’s basketball program and the mascots, including seven seasons working with head coach Richard Pitino.
A native of Louisville, Ky., Felz graduated from Eastern Kentucky in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. While in college, he completed to NFL summer internships with the Seattle Seahawks (2008, 2009). After college, he spent two years as an assistant athletic trainer at Pikeville College before returning to school at Louisville, where he graduated in 2013 with a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology with a concentration in strength and conditioning. While at Louisville, Felz assisted in medical coverage with the Cardinals’ men’s basketball and women’s volleyball programs.
In addition to being a NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer, he also holds a certification as a Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.