Yuya Mukaihara joined the Ohio State athletic training staff in August 2014, and serves as an athletic training intern for the men's and women's track and field and cross country teams.
Mukaihara received a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Oregon State in 2012. As an undergraduate, he assisted with football and baseball teams. After graduation he attended Illinois State University and earned a Master of Science in Athletic Training in 2014. During the graduate program, he worked at Normal Community High School as a graduate assistant. Mukaihara currently holds certifications as a CSCS, NSCA-CPT, and FMS level 1.
He had summer internships with the San Diego Padres AAA team (2010, 2011, 2013) and the Arizona Diamondbacks extended spring training (2013).
He currently resides in Dublin, Ohio.
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