Tom Bossung

Assistant Athletic Director • Sports Medicine

Tom Bossung enters his 24th year at Vanderbilt and 20th year as head athletic trainer for the Commodore Football team and director of the department’s athletic training program. In 2014, he was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine. 

Bossung arrived to Vanderbilt as a graduate assistant in 1990, earning his Master’s degree in Health Promotion and Exercise Science in 1992. After working a year at the Lipscomb Sports Therapy Center and serving two years as head athletic trainer at Tennessee State, he returned to Vanderbilt in 1995 to work with men’s basketball and women’s tennis. 

Bossung received his Bachelor’s from Indiana State University. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and licensed by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners. He has served as president of the SEC Sports Medicine Committee from 2006-08, and has been a Medical Spotter in the NFL’s Concussion Prevention Program since 2015.

Tom and his wife, Dee Dee, have two children, Ryan (Kelsey) and Sarah along with their first grandchild, Avery Jane Bossung, born in March 2019.