Phil Hedrick is entering his third year as the Head Athletic Trainer for football at North Carolina State University. His daily duties include overseeing the daily healthcare needs of the Wolfpack football program while managing the Murphy Center Athletic Training Room.
Phil received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Medicine from Appalachian State University. While attending Appalachian, Hedrick worked as an Athletic Training Student under the supervision of Hall of Fame Athletic Trainer Rod Walters as well as Andy Massey. Upon graduation, Phil enrolled at Clemson University where he earned his Master of Education Degree. While at Clemson, Phil worked as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer under the supervision of Hall of Fame Athletic Trainer Fred Hoover.
A native of Charlotte, N.C., Phil has a diverse practical background in the field of Athletic Training. Phil comes to Raleigh following a seven year tenure as the Head Athletic Trainer at Furman University. During his tenure at Furman, his duties included the supervision of Athletic Health Care, coordinating the Athletic Department's drug testing program, as well as coordinating team travel for the University's football team. From 2000 - 2002, Phil served as the Assistant Athletic Trainer for football at The University of South Carolina. Hedrick also taught within and served as an Approved Clinical Instructor for the undergraduate Athletic Training Education Program at The University of South Carolina. Prior to this, Phil worked three years as a teacher / Athletic Trainer at Greenwood High School from 1997 - 2000. He began his professional career as a staff Athletic Trainer at Greenwood Sports and Industrial Rehab from 1994 - 1997.
A member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA), the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainer's Association (MAATA), the North Carolina Athletic Trainer's Association (NCATA), Hedrick is also a State Licensed Athletic Trainer in North Carolina. Phil has spoken at numerous conferences on subjects such as Prophylactic Bracing, Ulcerative Colitis in a Collegiate Football Player, Emergency Care Planning, Management of the Critically Injured Collision Sport Participant, Heat Illness and Hydration, Iris Rupture in a Collegiate Football Player, MRSA Concerns in the Athletic Environment, and Wound Care Management.
Currently a resident of Apex, N.C., Phil and his wife April have a daughter, Regan, and a son, Avery.