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Mike O'Shea
Mike  O'Shea

Hometown:
Brenham, Texas

High School:
Texas '68

Last College:
Texas '68

Position:
Head Athletics Trainer

Experience:
22nd Season

Joined Houston:
1993


Mike O'Shea joined the Athletics Department in 1993 as the head athletics trainer at the University of Houston. Widely regarded as one of the top collegiate trainers in the country, O'Shea oversees the training room operations for the football team and for all Houston student-athletes. He leads a staff of five full-time assistants, six graduate assistants and several student trainers.

For his heroic efforts in saving the life of cornerback D.J. Hayden following a collision at practice, O'Shea will receive the Excellence in Athletic Training Award from the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association in July 2013.

With his quick thinking and action, O'Shea helped save Hayden's life from an injury that is 95 percent fatal and more often seen in explosions or war casualties and never in athletics competition.

Nearly six months after his injury, surgery and rehabilitation, Hayden was taken with the No. 12 overall pick by the Oakland Raiders in the annual NFL Draft and will be at full strength by the start of training camp in the fall.

During the summer of 2010, he received the Most Distinguished Trainers Award from the Southwest Athletics Trainers Association. This was only the latest honor for O'Shea during his outstanding career.

In 2008, he received the University of Houston's Bill Yeoman Special Contributions Award. O'Shea received the Most Distinguished Athletics Trainer Award from the National Athletic Trainers Association in 2005.

Before coming to Houston in 1993, O'Shea served as the head football athletics trainer at the University of Louisville from 1985-93. In 1987, O'Shea was named the National Athletic Trainers Association University Athletics Trainer of the Year.

Prior to his tenure at Louisville, O'Shea worked with Howard Schnellenberger at Miami from 1979-85. O'Shea was with the Hurricanes when they upset Nebraska in the 1983 Orange Bowl to win the national championship.

O'Shea's association with Schnellenberger started in 1973 when he was hired as an athletics trainer for the NFL's Baltimore Colts.

The Brenham, Texas, native began career in 1963 as a student assistant athletics trainer at Blinn College. He then moved to the University of Texas and later Kent State University. He received his bachelor's degree from UT in 1968 and his master's degree from Kent State in 1974. O'Shea served four years in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at the U.S. Air Force Academy as an athletics trainer.

O'Shea was the head athletics trainer for United States AAU track and field teams that traveled to Russia in 1975 and Italy in 1977. In 1981, he wrote The History and Development of the National Athletics Trainers' Association.

In 1999, O'Shea was awarded the Professional Football Athletic Trainer Society's Distinguished Alumni Award. He is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and a Texas Licensed Athletic Trainer.

In July 2007, O'Shea was awarded the College and University Athletics Trainer of the Year Award by the Southwest Athletics Trainers Association.

The O'Shea family includes wife Annette, son Chad and wife Melissa as well as grandchildren Claire, Grace and Michael. Chad, a former Cougar quarterback, graduate and assistant coach at UH is presently the wide receivers coach for the New England Patriots. Daughter Julie, married to Tobie Holmes, also is a UH graduate and an educational diagnostician with Fort Bend ISD. They have a daughter named Shea.

08/28/16
Texas State
at Texas State
San Marcos, Texas
T, 0-0 (2OT)
Texas Southern
Texas Southern
Athletics/Alumni Center
1:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
09/02/16
at SFA Lumberjack Preview
Nacogdoches, Texas
7:00 PM
Idaho State
Idaho State
Athletics/Alumni Center
7:00 PM
GameTracker Tickets
09/03/16
Oklahoma
vs Oklahoma
Houston, Texas (NRG Stadium)
11:00 AM
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Lamar
Lamar
Athletics/Alumni Center
12:30 PM
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09/04/16
Samford
Samford
CARL LEWIS COMPLEX
1:00 PM
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09/09/16
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, Texas
7:00 PM
San Jose State
San Jose State
Athletics/Alumni Center
1:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
09/09/16
at 41st Annual Rice Invitational
Houston, Texas (Rice)
6:15 PM
Houston Baptist
Houston Baptist
Athletics/Alumni Center
7:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
09/10/16
Lamar
Lamar
TDECU Stadium
11:00 AM
GameTracker Audio Tickets
Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Monroe
Athletics/Alumni Center
12:30 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
09/15/16
Cincinnati
at Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
6:30 PM
GameTracker Audio Tickets
09/16/16
UC Riverside
UC Riverside
CARL LEWIS COMPLEX
7:00 PM
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Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
vs Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Houston, Texas (Tudor Fieldhouse)
11:00 AM
GameTracker Video Tickets
09/16/16
vs Mason Rudolph Championship
Franklin, Tenn. (Vanderbilt Legends Club)
All Day
Yale
vs Yale
Houston, Texas (Tudor Fieldhouse)
10:00 AM
GameTracker Video
Rice
at Rice
Houston, Texas (Tudor Fieldhouse)
7:30 PM
09/17/16
vs Mason Rudolph Championship
Franklin, Tenn. (Vanderbilt Legends Club)
All Day
09/18/16
UTSA
UTSA
CARL LEWIS COMPLEX
7:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
09/18/16
vs Mason Rudolph Championship
Franklin, Tenn. (Vanderbilt Legends Club)
All Day
09/23/16
New Mexico State
New Mexico State
CARL LEWIS COMPLEX
7:00 PM
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UConn
at UConn
Storrs, Conn.
6:00 PM
GameTracker
09/24/16
Texas State
at Texas State
San Marcos, Texas
TBA
Audio Tickets
09/24/16
at Texas A&M Invitational
College Station, Texas
TBA
09/29/16
UConn
UConn
TDECU Stadium
7:00 PM
GameTracker Audio Tickets
09/29/16
UCF
at UCF
Orlando, Fla.
6:00 PM
10/02/16
USF
at USF
Tampa, Fla.
12:00 PM
10/06/16
Temple
Temple
CARL LEWIS COMPLEX
7:00 PM
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10/07/16
at HBU Invitational
Houston, Texas (HBU)
4:00 PM
10/08/16
Navy
at Navy
Annapolis, Md.
2:00 PM
Audio Tickets
10/09/16
Uconn
Uconn
CARL LEWIS COMPLEX
1:00 PM
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10/09/16
vs Jim West Challenge
The Woodlands, Texas (Fazio Course - Carlton Woods)
All Day
10/10/16
vs Jim West Challenge
The Woodlands, Texas (Fazio Course - Carlton Woods)
All Day
10/14/16
at Alabama Crimson Classic
Tuscaloosa, Ala.
9:00 AM
10/15/16
Tulsa
Tulsa
TDECU Stadium
TBA
GameTracker Audio Tickets
10/22/16
SMU
at SMU
Dallas, Texas
TBA
Audio Tickets
10/23/16
vs The Alamo Invitational
San Antonio, Texas (Briggs Ranch Golf Club)
All Day
10/24/16
vs The Alamo Invitational
San Antonio, Texas (Briggs Ranch Golf Club)
All Day
10/25/16
vs The Alamo Invitational
San Antonio, Texas (Briggs Ranch Golf Club)
All Day
10/29/16
UCF
UCF
TDECU Stadium
TBA
GameTracker Audio Tickets
10/29/16
vs American Athletic Conference Championships
Cincinnati, Ohio
TBA
St. Edwards
St. Edwards
Hofheinz Pavilion
TBA
11/07/16
vs Trinity Forest Invitational
Dallas, Texas (Trinity Forest Golf Club)
All Day
11/08/16
vs Trinity Forest Invitational
Dallas, Texas (Trinity Forest Golf Club)
All Day
11/11/16
vs NCAA South Central Regional
Fayetteville, Ark.
11:00 AM
11/12/16
Tulane
Tulane
TDECU Stadium
TBA
GameTracker Audio Tickets
Southeastern Louisiana
Southeastern Louisiana
Hofheinz Pavilion
4:00 PM
UNLV
at UNLV
Las Vegas, Nev.
8:00 PM
Long Beach State
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, Calif.
7:00 PM
11/19/16
vs NCAA Championships
Terre Haute, Ind.
11:00 AM
11/21/16
George Mason
vs George Mason
Estero, Fla. (Germain Arena)
6:30 PM
11/22/16
vs Kent State/South Dakota
Estero, Fla. (Germain Arena)
TBA
11/23/16
vs TBD
Estero, Fla. (Germain Arena)
TBA
Texas State
Texas State
Hofheinz Pavilion
TBA
Mercer
Mercer
Hofheinz Pavilion
TBA
UTRGV
at UTRGV
Edinburg, Texas
7:00 PM
College of Charleston
College of Charleston
Hofheinz Pavilion
TBA
Texas Tech
at Texas Tech
Lubbock, Texas
TBA
Rutgers
Rutgers
Hofheinz Pavilion
TBA
03/09/17
vs TBD
Hartford, Conn. (XL Center)
TBA
03/10/17
vs TBD
Hartford, Conn. (XL Center)
TBA
03/11/17
vs TBD
Hartford, Conn. (XL Center)
TBA
03/12/17
vs TBD
Hartford, Conn. (XL Center)
TBA
03/14/17
vs TBD
Dayton Ohio
TBA
03/15/17
vs TBD
Dayton, Ohio
TBA
03/16/17
vs TBD
TBA
TBA

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