Keith Thomson joined the Virginia staff in 2010 as an assistant athletic trainer. In 2019 he was elevated to associate athletic trainer. After working with several of UVA’s Olympic Sports programs, he became part of the primary support staff of the Cavalier football program starting in 2014. He is also responsible for supervising the graduate assistant athletic trainer with the wrestling team.Prior to arriving at Virginia, Thomson spent a year as an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Louisville. Before that, he spent two years as the coordinator of clinical services and the head athletic trainer at the University of Charleston in Charleston, W. Va., and two years as an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Tulsa.
Thomson has also worked as an athletic trainer at IUPUI and as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of Cincinnati. Thomson also has experience as an athletic training student intern with the Florida Marlins Rookie League baseball team.
Thomson earned his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky., in 2001. He went on to earn his Master of Education, Health Promotion and Education from the University of Cincinnati in 2003.
Thomson has been a certified athletic trainer with the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification since June 2001. He is also an American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Instructor as well as an American Red Cross Lay Responder First Aid Instructor.