Dave Ahouse begins his seventh season as the head football athletic trainer for the FIU Panthers football team in 2013.
Prior to FIU, Ahouse had the opportunity to work in professional football during the 2006 season as an assistant athletic trainer with NFL Europe’s Hamburg Sea Devils.
Ahouse, who had familiarity with the FIU program, was a two-year graduate assistant trainer at with the Panthers' football and track teams during 2004-05, while earning a master’s degree. In 2005, Ahouse received his Masters in Physical Education with a concentration in Sports Management.
As an undergraduate, Ahouse attended Cornell University where he was a four-year football varsity letterwinner and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in human services in 1998.
After his student tenure, Ahouse spent four years at Cornell as an assistant athletic trainer, working mainly with the women’s basketball team as its head athletic trainer. His experiences also included international travel with various teams, teaching a Principles of Weight Lifting physical education class and also assisting the strength and conditioning coaches at Cornell for several semesters.