Independent Review of Football Training Program Confirms It Practices Properly


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March 27, 2009

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ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The University of Central Florida today released the results of an independent, third-party review of its football training policies, as well as the program's adherence to those policies. It found that UCF's practices are more than adequate, function within industry standards and, in several areas the policies and practices are exceptional.

Mike Glazier, head of the Collegiate Sports Practice Group for the Bond, Schoeneck and King law firm in Kansas City, led the review and discussed his findings at a news conference on campus.

"We found many positive aspects to the program and highlighted several of them in the report," Glazier said. "As with any program of this nature, we also found areas where steps can be taken to further strengthen what already is a very sound program."

Glazier, UCF President John Hitt, Director of Athletics Keith Tribble and Coach George O'Leary attended the news conference and discussed the report.

"I strongly believe this review demonstrates the commitment of our coaches, trainers and support staff to ensuring the health of our student-athletes," UCF President John Hitt said. "With that commitment - and the recommendations Mike makes in his review - I am confident that the well being of our student-athletes remains our top priority."

When the review was announced in December 2008, Hitt said the university was committed to making the results of the review open to the public. Glazier's introductory letter, executive summary and complete report are available in PDF format at the top of this release.

"Mike was given complete access to the information, data and personnel he required as part of his review. We cooperated with him fully," Tribble said. "I look forward to determining how to best move forward with his recommendations."

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