Bob Sweeney is in his 14th year at Ohio State as an athletic trainer and is in his seventh year with the football program, assisting head trainer Doug Calland.
Sweeney, who is in his 20th year as an athletic trainer, also oversees the graduate assistant and student athletic training staffs at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Additionally, he is a clinical and course instructor in the Athletic Training School in Ohio State's School of Allied Medical Professions.
Sweeney, a native of Steubenville, Ohio, received his bachelor's degree in education from Ohio State in 1992. As an undergraduate, he was a student athletic trainer for the football, hockey, men's gymnastics and men's tennis teams.
Following his graduation from Ohio State, Sweeney served as a graduate assistant at Kansas State, where he earned his master's degree in kinesiology in 1995. At Kansas State, he worked primarily with the football and baseball teams.
Sweeney was named assistant athletic trainer at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1996. At Army, he was responsible for the care and rehabilitation of injuries for football and baseball.
Sweeney returned to Ohio State in 1998 as an assistant athletic trainer and worked with women's basketball, soccer and baseball and was responsible for the training staff in St. John Arena. He began working with the football team in 2002.
Sweeney and his wife, Meredith, have two daughters, Madison and Olivia.