Josh Therrien – Kinesiology (Athletic Training)

What did you study at WSU?
I graduated in 2007 with my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training.

What has been a career highlight of yours?
Making a positive impact working with countless student athletes, coaches and athletics support staff. The professional opportunity to be part of medical teams at multiple college football bowl games, the College World Series, two Final Fours, and winning a Gold Medal with USA Baseball in the U18 World Championships in Korea.

Tell us about your NOW life!
I’m currently the Assistant Athletic Director for Student Athlete Health and Performance at Gonzaga University. I oversee the Sports Medicine, Sports Performance, and Nutrition areas for the athletic department.

What makes you an agent of change?
Working sports medicine in collegiate athletics is an amazing opportunity to have impact on the lives of our student athletes. Making that impact helps to change the lives of future generations as our athletes go on to be successful athletes, citizens, people


Food: Asian

Restaurant in Pullman: Cougar Country and New Garden

Band: Eric Church

Song: Drowning Man, by Eric Church

Movie: Bull Durham

TV show: The Sopranos

Favorite Coug sport: Football

Favorite spot on campus (when you were a student): The Summit and Martin Stadium

Hobby: Golf; pickleball; spending time with my wife, Jill, and our two sons, Abel and Olin

Place to visit (you’ve been to): Priest Lake (Idaho) and Barcelona

Dream vacation spot (you haven’t been to): Mediterranean