Hajime "Haj" Takashima enters his first season as the assistant athletic trainer at the University of Houston. His primary team responsibility is baseball and oversees women's tennis and volleyball.
Prior to Houston, Takashima served as assistant athletic trainer at University of Texas at San Antonio. His sports responsibilities were baseball, volleyball, and rehabilitation coordinator for competitive cheerleaders.
A native of Tokyo, Japan, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training at Missouri State University in 2006. He received his Master's degree from Wichita State University in 2009, where he served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the Shocker baseball team.
His hobbies include inventing functional exercises, cooking healthy foods and watching people.