|Position:||Head Football Athletic Trainer|
|Alma Mater:||Kansas '02/Minnesota '07|
Adam Holliday is in his sixth year in the sports medicine department at the University of Colorado, his first as the head athletic trainer for the football program. He was promoted to the position prior to spring practice in February 2015 after serving five years as the top assistant trainer for the program (with associate status the last two years), along with coordinating the needs of the women’s golf team.
Holliday, 35, is in his second tour of duty with the department, as he had previously spent the 2004-05 academic year in Boulder as the professional intern under former head trainer Steve Willard, working with the football and men’s and women’s tennis teams. He returned to CU from the University of Texas, where he spent three years as the assistant athletic trainer for the Longhorns’ football squad.
A 2002 graduate of the University of Kansas where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Science, he worked three years as a student athletic trainer for the Jayhawks. His first full-time position in athletic training came at Loris High School in Myrtle Beach, S.C., the year before being named an intern at CU. After his time in Boulder, he moved on to the University of Minnesota where he was a graduate assistant trainer for two years while earning his Master’s in Sports Management in 2007.
He was born March 28, 1980 in Johnson, Kan., and graduated from Stanton County (Kan.) High School where he lettered in football and basketball. He is married to the former Marissa Carrizales, who is CU’s volleyball and lacrosse trainer. His hobbies include golf, skiing, snowboarding and hiking/camping in the mountains.